POST: Tracking Digital Collections at the Library of Congress, from Donor to Repository

In a post on The Signal, Mike Ashenfelder introduces the work of senior archives specialist Kathleen O’Neill (Library of Congress) and her team as they shepherd digital collections through the “chain of custody” that takes them from acquisition to researcher access.

Written for a non-specialized audience, the post provides a useful introduction to the process and professional considerations of managing born-digital materials.

 

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