WHEN: Mon, 2 September 2019, 10:30 – around 16:00
WHERE: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB (map: https://www.bl.uk/visit/getting-here)
"Born Digital Archives - a practical introduction" is a bespoke research workshop and networking event in partnership with the British Library.
The ‘papers’ of writers, artists, activists and public figures are today most likely to be produced in digital form on desktop computers, laptops, phones, tablets and other handheld devices. This ‘born-digital’ content might include draft works, notes, emails and other correspondence, databases, spreadsheets, presentations, photos, film and social media. As a result, the contemporary collections of libraries and archives are increasingly acquired in digital format – whether as discrete files or as complete operating systems and hard drives. Archivists and librarians face questions about how to preserve, organise and enable access to this material, stimulating innovations in archival practice.
This workshop offers a chance to explore some of the implications of born-digital archives with academics, staff from the British Library, and fellow AHRC PhD researchers from the CHASE, South West & Wales, and WRoCAH Doctoral Training Partnerships.
Before booking a place, please make sure you've read the WRoCAH T&Cs for booking on our training courses.
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