Born-Digital Access Group

The Born-Digital Access Group is an ad-hoc group that formed at the 2015 SAA annual meeting. Activities center around developing an archivist bootcamp to share ideas and tools for providing access to born-digital materials.

The group is conducting Twitter chats (#bdaccess) to gain insight on how researchers want to access and use digital archives. View via Storify or read a recap of the first one.

Questions posed included:

  • What research topic(s) of yours and/or content types have required the use of born digital materials?
  • What challenges have you faced in accessing and/or using born digital content? Any suggested improvements?
  • What discovery methods do you think are most suitable for research with born digital material?
  • What information or tools do/could help provide the context needed to evaluate and use born digital material?
  • What information about collecting/providing access would you like to see accompanying born digital archives?

Stay tuned for more activity from the group.