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Format Agnostic Archival Processing: Using One Standard for All

May, Kari (2022) Format Agnostic Archival Processing: Using One Standard for All. Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, 10 (2). 29 - 33.

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<jats:p>Pooling guidance and examples from nationally and internationally known groups including the Digital Preservation Coalition, University of California Libraries, and OCLC, this article supports processing archival assets with a format agnostic perspective to promote a unified standard for all materials. Format agnostic processing can embrace and align digital and physical assets under one expectation for basic outputs regardless of their formats. In mixed material collections, digital assets are frequently seen as requiring a disassociated set of tools and knowledge and approached as unconnected to the physical assets. The format agnostic perspective can eliminate the tendency toward varying levels of processing and differing descriptions standards complicating the discovery of collection materials due to the varying formats of its assets. It can also support timely processing and preservation of digital assets to decrease the risk of data loss. Format agnostic processing would enhance discoverability while minimizing the loss of digital information.</jats:p>


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
May, KariKARIMAY@pitt.eduKARIMAY
Date: 9 December 2022
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Pennsylvania Libraries: Research &amp; Practice
Volume: 10
Number: 2
Publisher: University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Page Range: 29 - 33
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.5195/palrap.2022.269
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 16:14
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 06:55


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