This project is developing a consistent framework across NSLA libraries for the collection of born-digital material (material created in digital form). It is establishing common polices and guidelines for sourcing and acquiring materials such as data sets, digital media and personal digital archives. The group is working in collaboration with the Digital Preservation project.
- Stage 2 of the project, with specific tasks around workforce requirements; communication; collaborative born-digital collecting; legal deposit; reporting and collection measures; and grey literature
- Completion of Stage 1 including: born-digital collecting audit; definition of born-digital materials (glossary); principles of born-digital collecting for NSLA libraries; digital collecting framework and guidelines; donor kit for digital collections (2012-2013)
Working group members
- Serena Coates, State Library of Queensland (project manager)
- Antoinette Buchanan, Libraries ACT
- Mark Corbould, National Library of Australia
- Mark Crookston, National Library of New Zealand
- Amanda De Cinque, State Library of Western Australia
- Alison Dellit, National Library of Australia
- Robyn Eastley, State Library of Tasmania
- Sally Hone, State Library of New South Wales
- Tony Leschen, State Library of South Australia
- Kate McAlister, Libraries ACT
- Barbara Patison, State Library of Western Australia
- Jo Ritale, State Library of Victoria
- Sarah Slade, State Library of Victoria
- Alexander Sussman, State Library of New South Wales
- Scott Wajon, State Library of New South Wales
- Patricia Whalan, Northern Territory Library
Registration is open for the 2nd Australian Grey Literature Conference.
The Digital Collecting group met in Wellington to discuss the second stage of the project.
Australia's new national cultural policy acknowledges the importance of digital collecting.
Report on the two-day Digital Collecting Forum for NSLA libraries, held at the State Library of Victoria 19-20 November 2013.
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.