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Friday, November 5 • 2:01pm - 2:16pm
“Good Enough": Preserving Born-Digital Content on Removable Media with Limited Resources

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The University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) Special Collections and Archives (SCA) holds a variety of born-digital content, including content on removable media in a wide array of formats from 5.25-inch floppy disks, to Zip disks, to DVD-Rs. Preserving this content presents a unique set of challenges, particularly as hardware and software become outdated seemingly as soon as they are introduced, with limited funding and resources often compounding these issues. In this presentation, the presenter describes the current status of preservation actions at UMKC, including some of the tools and methods used by the SCA, as well as the general strategy and mindset for undertaking the project. Additionally, the presenter provides information and recommendations not used, but that may be beneficial for other memory institutions with limited financial and personnel resources who wish to undertake a similar initiative.

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Dillon Henry

Digital Accessioning Archivist, Georgia Tech
Hi, my name is Dillon Henry, and I'm the Digital Accessioning Archivist at Georgia Tech; I work with born-digital content on removable legacy media. I also have a DMA in Music Composition and an MM in Musicology, and I grew up playing guitar and drums in pop-punk bands. In my free... Read More →

Friday November 5, 2021 2:01pm - 2:16pm CDT