Moving the Archivist Closer to the Creator: Implementing Integrated Archival Policies for Born Digital Photography at Colleges and Universities

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Issue Date
2012
Authors
Wolfe, Mark
Keough, Brian
Publisher
Journal of Archival Organization
Keywords
digital photography, born digital records, raw image
Abstract
This article discusses integrated approaches to the management and preservation of born digital photography. It examines the changing practices among photographers, and the needed relationships between the photographers using digital technology and the archivists responsible for acquiring their born digital images. Special consideration is given to technical issues surrounding preservation and access of image formats. It xplores how integrated policies can enhance the success of managing born digital photographs in an academic setting and illustrates the benefits and challenges to acquisition, description, and dissemination of born digital photographs. It advocates for the archivist’s active involvement in the photographer’s image management practices to improve the acquisition and preservation of images.
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