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Digital Asset Management
The Museum encourages engagement at many levels. Offering internships is one avenue that more often than not results in mutually benifitical results for both the intern and the Museum.
Such was the case with David Rowntree from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, who interned in the Research Library as part of his coursework during the fall 2012 semester. Working closely with the Library staff he drafted a Digital Asset Management Plan as a means to enhance the Museum's abilities in the fields of digital curation and preservation.
In the coming months his comprehensive report will be distilled and presented to the Adminstration and then pending approval to both the Scholarship and Publication Committee and the Collections Committee.
The report included:
- A review of the obligations and mission of the Museum that justifies the need for a comprehensive digital management policy.
- An assessment of current practices as it pertains to digitization procedures and the acquisition and accessioning of born-digital material.
- A review of best practices and policies adopted by similar institutions.
The report outline:
- Executive Summary
- Review of the NBWM Collections Management Policy
- Current Conditions at the NBWM
- Review of professional standards, best practices, and other polocies
- Recommendations and Considerations
The concept of digital curation illustrated below DuraSpace.
Illustration source -DSpace