Providing Access to Digital Archives

Certificate Eligibility: 
1 ARC (webinar); 2.5 ARC, 0.37 CEU (in-person)
90 minutes
1/2 day
Max Attendees: 
Tactical and Strategic

For years, archives have focused on creating workflows for the ingest and preservation of born-digital records. Although we have become increasingly comfortable with the SIPs and AIPs of the OAIS model, many of us still struggle with the DIPs and proving access to those materials. This course will focus on the underlying policy consideration in play when providing access to born-digital records as well as provide an overview of methods and tools for providing appropriate access. The course will also demonstrate multiple tools for identifying and redacting sensitive or protected information from born-digital records. This course is primarily focused on born-digital records and will not deal with best practices for digitization projects.


Note: This course is offered both as a half-day course and as a webinar.

Learning Outcomes: 
Define a range of access methodologies
Identify how access considerations impact transfer agreements
Assess tools for the identification and redaction of sensitive or protected information
Who Should Attend: 

Repository managers, archivists, practitioners, and anyone responsible for providing access to born-digital archival materials

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants should have an understanding of basic digital preservation activities and workflows.

DAS Core Competency: 
4. Incorporate technologies throughout the archival lifecycle.
6. Employ standards and best practices in the management of digital archives.
"It was valuable to see the demonstration of the PDF redacting instead of talking theoretically about redacting."
In-person course: "As a beginner to digital archiving, the information was a bit overwhelming, but all helpful as I gain vocabulary and information to know where and from whom to find assistance."
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