Digital Collecting 

This project worked towards developing a consistent framework across NSLA libraries for the collection of born-digital material (material created in digital form). It established common polices and guidelines for sourcing and acquiring materials such as data sets, digital media and personal digital archives.

Achievements

Project updates 

Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania meet at NLA

24 February 2014

NSLA meets with the CDNLAO at the National Library of Australia in February.

Conference recognises grey literature's value

10 September 2013

Registration is open for the 2nd Australian Grey Literature Conference.

Digital Collecting project meeting, August 2013

9 August 2013

The Digital Collecting group met in Wellington to discuss the second stage of the project.

Publications 

Digital Collecting Forum Report

Report on the two-day Digital Collecting Forum for NSLA libraries, held at the State Library of Victoria 19-20 November 2013.

Personal Digital Archive Toolkit

Local State, Territory and National libraries devote a lot of time, energy and resources to storing and preserving our digital heritage collections. While you may not have access to the state-of-the-art technology and equipment that your library does, there are still steps that you can take at home to ensure your digital treasures last a lifetime.Preserving Your Digital TreasuresBy following a few simple steps, you can help to preserve your digital photographs, emails, recordings and documents. Watch the Preserving Your Digital Treasures video to learn more.Preserving your digital treasures from State Library of Queensland on Vimeo.These guides from the Library of Congress provide further information about preserving your digital collections:digital photographsdigital audiodigital videoelectronic mailpersonal digital recordswebsites.This information is intended as a basic guide only. For more detailed information, please contact your State, Territory or National library.Donating digital collectionsIf you have digital collections that you would like to donate to your library, please contact them via the webpages, below:National Library of AustraliaNational Library of New ZealandLibraries ACTLINC TasmaniaNorthern Territory LibraryState Library of New South WalesState Library of QueenslandState Library of South AustraliaState Library of VictoriaState Library of Western Australia.