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Presentation
From 0 to 400 GB: Confronting the Challenges of Born-Digital Photographs
Society of American Archivists annual meeting (2016)
  • Ed Busch, Michigan State University
  • Chris Prom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Molly Tighe, Chatham University
  • Gregory Wiedeman, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Kristen A. Yarmey
Abstract
It will happen to you, if it hasn't already: the campus photographer retires and leaves behind hundreds of photo CDs or a hard drive packed with JPEGs. What happens next? Digital photograph collections present serious challenges but offer opportunities to leverage automation (from deduplication to face recognition) and collaborative, cross-departmental workflows. Come hear this panel of experienced archivists discuss steps taken, lessons learned, and best practices developed for working (and teaching!) with born-digital photographs.
Keywords
  • saa16,
  • born digital,
  • university archives,
  • digital collections,
  • digital preservation
Publication Date
August 4, 2016
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Citation Information
Ed Busch, Chris Prom, Molly Tighe, Gregory Wiedeman, et al.. "From 0 to 400 GB: Confronting the Challenges of Born-Digital Photographs" Society of American Archivists annual meeting (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristenyt/64/