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GoalsDeliverables
Comprehensive understanding of the extent of Houghton’s born-digital holdingsSurvey of born-digital materials; concurrent plan for describing these holdings where they are currently hidden; plan for documenting these formats in library systems moving forward
Collection development policies that include born-digital materialsUpdated/newly created collection development document (what we collect, in what formats, what is outside of scope)
Documentation for Collections division to use when working with donors/dealers“How to talk to donors” cheat sheet, “How to talk to dealers” cheatsheet, acquisition agreements (or riders) that encompass open access and use policies for born-digital materials
Ability to safely and securely transfer born-digital content from donors to Houghton temporary storageGood practices for transfer of born digital materials in a variety of formats including: hard drives, flash drives, disks; cloud-based files, email, websites, and social media; storage on a network drive managed by HUIT for temporary storage purposes (prior to submission to DRS
A comprehensive and integrated program for accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving and providing access to born digital content

Policies on access and use; policies on creation of normalized documents; long term storage solution

Workflows for accessioning, arrangement and description, long term preservation, and access

Staffing model and training needs outlinedWorkflows documented, resources list for training; policies on section/department roles
Systems development needs outlined (in conjunction with other Harvard repositories) Recommendations for enhancements to existing systems (e.g., DRS integration with ArchivesSpace or via Preservica)


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