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Born Digital

I found this little OCLC document via the Hanging Together blog.

Defining “Born Digital” An Essay by Ricky Erway, OCLC Research

“The purpose of this document is to define “born digital” and the various types of born-digital materials. It is intended to improve community discourse by encouraging caretakers of born-digital resources to specify what they mean when they use the term.

Definition: Born-digital resources are items created and managed in digital form.”

It is only a 4 page PDF and well worth downloading and reading.

This is at the nub of one of the key issues of our age of librarianship.

Stephen

Posted on: December 16, 2010, 3:34 pm Category: Uncategorized

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