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 Sciencewho interned in the Research Library as part of his coursework during the fall 2012 semester.  Working closely with the Curator of Digital Initatives Michael Lapides and Librarian Mark Procknik David drafted a Digital Asset Management Plan as a means to enhance the Museum's abilities in the fields of digital curation and preservation.

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 concept of digital curation illustrated below from DuraSpace.


Illustration source -DSpace 



Last Modified: February 16, 2014