Keywords

digitization, post-custodial theory, community-based archiving, personal digital archiving, born-digital

Abstract

This paper reviews the three major types of digital archiving projects: memory institutions’ digital archiving projects, community-based archiving, and personal digital archiving. An examination of some common challenges and opportunities present in most of these projects-- particularly any in the post-custodial model-- follows, with illustrative examples of various digital archiving projects. This paper may serve as a primer for memory institutional staff wishing to understand the landscape of digital archiving projects, both within and without the authoritative, disciplined approach most commonly taken by memory institutions.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-08-31

Language

English

College

Harold B. Lee Library

University Standing at Time of Publication

Staff/Researcher

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