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Monday, September 18 • 15:00 - 15:30
Overcoming the fear factor: managing born-digital AV materials

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Archival institutions generally have robust processes in place for working with physical materials, yet born-digital items – and born-digital multimedia in particular – tend to invoke uncertainty and even fear among staff. The Alexander Turnbull Library has been managing unpublished born-digital content through the National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA) since 2008, and has been continually reviewing, experimenting, and refining our processes over the years since. This presentation will explore the changing practice at the Alexander Turnbull Library, using oral history and sound collections as case studies, sharing our experiences, lessons learnt, and directions forward relating to the acquisition, appraisal, description, and access to born-digital and hybrid collections. 

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Will Prentice

British Library
Will Prentice is the Training and Dissemination Manager for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project at the British Library, where he has worked since 1999. He is Chair of the IASA Training & Education Committee, sits on the IASA Technical Committee and is a Trustee of the EMI Archive... Read More →

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Valerie Love

Research Librarian, Digital Materials, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Digital specialist and EMu collection management software system administrator.

Monday September 18, 2017 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 3 (first floor) Arnimallee 23, Berlin, Germany