March 16, 2023 • Noon • via Zoom
Demystifying the Born Digital Archives Program at the Bancroft Library
Presented by Christina Velasquez Fidler, Digital Archivist, The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library’s Born Digital Program has been actively managing born digital materials for roughly a decade. Christina Velazquez Fidler will discuss Bancroft’s multifaceted approach to managing born digital collections, highlights from the collection, opportunities for research, and efforts to build a sustainable digital archives program. Much of the focus in born-digital archives centers on the technical practices and tools necessary to manage these collections, however, this is just one layer of the overall management of these materials. A born digital archives program must address a user's ability to access and work with these materials in practical ways while both challenging and conforming to traditional archival practices. This talk will discuss this exciting and growing area of The Bancroft Library collections.