We are closing out 2011 with a mini blog series, looking back on some highlights. This is the fifth post in the series
Although we’ve blogged about WIP, or “Well-intentioned practice for putting digitized collections of unpublished materials online” we failed to mention that it was endorsed as a standard by the Society of American Archivists in August.
Documenting the practices of “reasonable archivists” and encouraging the adoption of a risk management approach in digitizing materials from archival collections provides a path forward for archivists and decision makers, helping institutions to at least consider digitizing low risk materials. We’re pleased to have helped with establishing a community of practice for archivists who are concerned with making their materials available for research in an online environment.
Merrilee Proffitt is Senior Manager andprovides project management skills and expert support to institutions within the OCLC Research Library Partnership.