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The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content, Paperback / softback Book

The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content Paperback / softback

Part of the Facet No-nonsense Guides series

Paperback / softback

Description

This book offers a comprehensive, entry-level guide for librarians and archivists who have found themselves managing or are planning to manage born-digital content. Libraries and archives of all sizes are collecting and managing an increasing proportion of digital content.

Within this body of digital content is a growing pool of 'born-digital' content: content that has been created and has often existed solely in digital form.

The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content explains step by step processes for developing and implementing born-digital content workflows in library and archive settings of all sizes and includes a range of case studies collected from small, medium and large institutions internationally. Coverage includes: the wide range of digital storage media and the various sources of born-digital contenta guide to digital information basics selection, acquisition, accessioning and ingestdescription, preservation and accessmethods for designing & implementing workflows for born-digital collection processinga comprehensive glossary of common technical termsstrategies and philosophies to move forward as technologies change. This book will be useful reading for LIS and archival students and professionals who are working with, or plan to work with, born digital content.

It will also be of interest to museum professionals, data managers, data scientists, and records managers.

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