In this webinar, Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig provides a high-level overview about digital assets from word-processing to images to audio and video and the various components that need to be considered including media type and formats, storage, metadata, preservation, and accessibility. Discussion included file format detection, file transfer, and obsolescence issues to be aware of when dealing with digital files. Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig is the electronic records archivist at the Smithsonian Institution Archives who works with born-digital records from across the institution.
Recorded: Thursday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Featured speaker: Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig is responsible for the preservation and access of a variety of institutional born-digital records, which include text, images, audio, video, websites and social media accounts, email accounts, and databases.
Formats and Media
- Basic Guidelines for Minimal Descriptive Embedded Metadata in Digital Images
- Dublin Core
Projects and Reports
- Checking Your Digital Content
- MIT’s FAÇADE
- The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture’s Digital Design Data report
- Collaborative Electronic Records Project
- From Theory to Action: “Good Enough” Digital Preservation Solutions for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions
- Born-digital basics
- Digital Q and A
- DigiPres Commons
- Fixity tool
- BWF MetaEdit
- Command line Part I and Part II
- POWRR Tool Grid
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