Silicon Chips with Everything: Preserving Arnold Wesker's Digital Manuscripts
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In the spring of 2007, Lorraine A. Dong, Megan Durden, and Sarah Kim conducted a digital preservation project at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center(HRC), as a final project of INF392K: Problems in Permanent Retention of Electronic Records class instructed by Dr. Patricia Galloway in the School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin. The main project tasks included the processing and depositing of the digital manuscripts of the British playwright, Sir Arnold Wesker (1932-) into the School of Information digital repository. This presentation covers the project challenges and approaches, batch archival processing workflow, results, and recommendations for long-term digital preservation of digital manuscripts. This presentation was prepared and presented by Sarah Kim at the Society of Southwest Archivists Session 17: Student Projects in Digital Preservation E-Manuscripts, E-Literature: Preserving Digital Manuscript Material at the University of Texas in June 2007.
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