Friday, 2 September 2011

AIMS@SAA Part Two: SAA Session 502

SESSION 502 - Born-Digital Archives in Collecting Repositories: Turning Challenges into Byte-Size Opportunities
SAA 2011
Chicago, IL 
Aug 27, 2011

As the endnote to their foray into the SAA 2011 Annual Meeting, the AIMS Digital Archivists delivered a presentation on the AIMS project on Saturday morning. Although we were competing with Hurricane Irene’s effect on travel schedules, an 8 a.m. Saturday timeslot, and presentations from our colleagues Michelle Light, Dawn Schmitz and John Novak’s on delivering born-digital materials online as well as the Grateful Dead Archivist and a member of the band Phish, attendance was pretty darn good! We were pleased to be able to speak with some colleagues after the session and facilitate a few discussions during the question and answer portion of the session.

The presentation itself gave a brief overview of the project and then focused on the AIMS framework, or the four areas we’ve identified as key functions of stewardship for born-digital materials: Collection Development, Accessioning, Arrangement and Description, and Discovery and Access.

We’re very happy to share our slides here through slideshare. Remember, this is just a taste of what’s to come in the white paper this fall, so keep checking the blog for updates!

Slide are posted here after the jump! 

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