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Entries in Cameras in the Reading Room (1)

Wednesday
May052010

Speaking of Adapting...

Adapting in an archive no only means doing something you didn't expect to be doing, but it means developing new standards for the archive to reflect current trends in technology and expectations.

My long to-do list has included "Policies: Camera in Reading Room" for about a year-and-a-half, and now that I have a little down time from big requests, while audio digital preservation is in development, and while I wait for ARSC: NOLA, I've decided to do a bit of research.

The former A/V archivist was so kind to save a short article by Diane Kaplan, "Digital Cameras in Reading Rooms," but, written in 2006, this was a bit out of date. I remembered reading "Capture and Release: Digital Cameras n the Reading Room" by OCLC and RLG a few months ago, so I re-read it. I also located the policies of several institutions including NARA, the National Archives of Australia (probably the most detailed), and several universities, for a comparison. These are all great resources as a start developing a policy for the CUA Archives, whether we decide pro- or against. Are there any solid policies I should view before proceeding?