This is a PowerPoint of a presentation given by several people at SAA. A few notes from the slides:
Adjectives that are undesirable when describing an archive: Undercounted, undermanaged, inaccessible.
Basic requirements for the digital archive:
- Perform a virus check
- Capture descriptive metadata about the folders and files
- Document the file formats
- Record checksums for the files
- Document the actions taken over time