Walk This Way Report Details Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Readable Media

 

Written by OCLC Research Diversity Fellow Julianna Barrera-Gomez and Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway, Walk This Way: Detailed Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Media You Can Read In-house presents the assembled wisdom of experienced practitioners to help those with less experience make appropriate choices in gaining control of born-digital content. It contains discrete steps with objectives, links to available tools and software, references and resources for further research and paths to engagement with the digital archives community.

This report is the third in a series of born-digital reports and is companion to the first report, You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media. The First Steps report simplifies the processes of inventorying born-digital materials and copying them from old media to a form that can be managed into the future. Walk This Way: Detailed Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Media You Can Read In-house provides more thorough guidance and tips on approaches, tools, and other resources.

The second report in this series, Swatting the Long Tail of Digital Media: A Call for Collaboration, addresses transferring content from media that cannot be read in-house.

For more information about the work related to these reports, see the Demystifying Born Digital activity page.

For more information: Ricky Erway
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
erwayr@oclc.org
+1-650-287-2125

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

 

Related links:

Walk This Way: Detailed Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Media You Can Read In-house report overview [link]

Walk This Way: Detailed Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Media You Can Read In-house report (.pdf: 332K/35 pp.) [link]

Demystifying Born Digital activity page [link]

 

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