College and university archivists working on solutions for born-digital records can post their reports under “Campus Case Studies” on the website of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). This portal allows quick and broad dissemination of completed projects, or a work-in-progress. Elements for the case study include institutional context and background; nature of the records; key challenges anticipated; appraisal, processing, and preservation accomplished prior to the case study; resources; analysis; and future plans.
Seven case studies currently are available:
These initial case studies resulted from a workshop attended by more than two dozen university archivists on “The Development of Case Studies for the Effective Management of University Digital Records.” The workshop was held at the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, in September 2007 and was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The “Campus Case Studies” portal is launched with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Visit “Campus Case Studies,” to view or to submit one of your own!