Incoming Digital Content Management

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Description: For many organizations, the complex challenges presented by born-digital materials are a new and difficult puzzle, as they develop and adopt appropriate policies and procedures for the intake, selection, processing, management, and access of digital content. This is a collaborative effort to share successes in each area, and to build reference resources and guidelines for those struggling to manage incoming digital content.


To join this project, please provide your contact information here or join our Google Group. (November 2016 links: Shared note-taking for DLF & NDSA presentations) Building on the AIMS Project workflows, we have set up 4 working areas here for: Accessioning Arrangement and Description Collection Development Discovery and Access We are using these as a framework for collecting information about...


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  • Accessioning

    How the institution takes physical and legal custody of content, and documents the transfer.

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  • Arrangement and Description

    The processes to establish intellectual control of content once acquired, and applying appropriate restrictions.

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  • Collection Development

    The actions and policies of an institution to acquire material for end-users.

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  • Discovery and Access

    The systems and workflows to make material and its metadata available to users while ensuring compliance with access restrictions.

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