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 have a digital repository, the Carolina Digital Repository, where files can be safely stored and preserved.
- 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.