Acquiring Born-digital University Records

Most departments have moved from creating and managing paper records to handling files in digital formats. University Archives is now receiving records of permanent value that are born-digital. We are developing our skills and tools to handle these digital files.

Here are some highlights:

  • We use write blockers like the Tableau T35es and Tableau T8-R2 to ensure that materials are not altered during the transfer process.
  • We have a great tool that prepares the materials for the Carolina Digital Repository called Curator’s Workbench. It’s free, open-source software that other repositories can use for handing digital materials.

If you are part of a unit on campus that has digital materials that you’d like to transfer to University Archives, please contact us.

Welcome!

Welcome to “For the Record,” University Archives and Records Management Services’ (UARMS) blog.  We look forward to using this space to share content with you and make announcements regarding our services.

Expect posts from UARMS staff, students, and friends on diverse topics such as

  • University history,
  • records management,
  • interesting finds from the Archives, and
  • archives-related news and events.

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