Inbetweeners: Developing Guidelines and Documentation to Help Those Who Help the Donors
Mary Mellon, Luke Menzies, Lauren Work | BitCurator Consortium
Often, those who are doing the nitty gritty digital archiving and those who are working with donors are two separate entities. In these cases, providing strong guidelines, policies, and documentation to help archivists and curators in obtaining and managing born digital content is key to both the successful completion of projects as well as the ongoing relationship management between collections and donors. This panel seeks to explore how better communication between internal units can lead to successful relationships with donors. Panelists from Indiana University will explore several perspectives, including that of an archivist who works directly with donors, of a technician who creates digital archiving workflows, and of the librarian who sits in between.
The panel will also include a differing viewpoint from University of Virginia, presented by a librarian who does a bit of everything. Some of the main points of discussion will include the impact of donor agreements and institutional policies on outreach and education efforts, the establishment of workflows and decision-making criteria to leverage non-specialized support on the technical end, and the overall impact of relationship management on born digital transfer projects.
Mary Mellon, Luke Menzies, Lauren Work. (April 28, 2017). Inbetweeners: Developing Guidelines and Documentation to Help Those Who Help the Donors. BitCurator Consortium.