Rare Book School
Preliminary Reading List
Please note that participants are required to bring a laptop with them to class. In addition, please read the following before coming to Charlottesville.
Highly Recommended Reading
- AIMS Work Group. AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship (January 2012).
- Erway, Rickey. “Defining ‘Born Digital.’” OCLC ().
- Erway, Ricky. “Walk This Way: Detailed Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Media You Can Read In-house.” OCLC (2013).
- Erway, Ricky. “You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media”, OCLC (2012).
- Galey, Alan. “The Enkindling Reciter: E-Books in the Bibliographical Imagination.” Book History 15 (2012).
- Garfinkel, Simson and David Cox. “Finding and Archiving the Internet Footprint” (2009).
- Kirschenbuam, Matthew G., et al. “Digital Materiality: Preserving Access to Computers as Complete Environments.” iPres (2009).
- Kirschenbaum, Ovenden, and Redwine. Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections.CLIR (2010).
- Lee, Woods, Kirschenbaum, and Chassanof. From Bitstreams to Heritage: Putting Digital Forensics into Practice in Collecting Institutions. BitCurator Project (2013).
- Redwine, Gabriela, et. al. “Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories.” (2013).
- Thibodeau, Kenneth. “Overview of Technological Approaches to Digital Preservation and Challenges in the Coming Years.” CLIR (2002).
- Rob Walker, “Cyberspace When You’re Dead.” New York Times. Jan. 5, 2011.
- Woods, et al. “Extending Digital Repository Architectures to Support Disk Image Preservation and Access.” JCDL 2011.
Suggested Additional Reading
- Blanchette, Jean-François. “A Material History of Bits.” Preprint (2011).
- Carroll, Laura, Erika Farr, Peter Hornsby, and Ben Ranker. "A Comprehensive Approach to Born-Digital Archives." Archivaria 72 (Fall 2011): 61–92.
- Casey, Eoghan. Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers, and the Internet. 3rd edition. (Elsevier, 2011).
- Cochrane, Euan. "Practical Options for Archiving Social Media." Content Summary for ALGIM Web-Symposium Presentation 03/05/11.
- Cunningham, Adrian. "Ghosts in the Machine: Towards a Principles-Based Approach to Making and Keeping Digital Personal Records." in I, Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era edited by Christopher A. Lee. (SAA, 2011). Pages 78–89.
- Duranti, Luciana. “From Digital Diplomatics to Digital Records Forensics.” Archivaria no. 68 (Fall 2009) p. 39–66.
- Forstrom, Michael. “Managing Electronic Records in Manuscript Collections: A Case Study from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.” American Archivist 72 (Fall/Winter 2009): 460–477.
- Garfinkel, Simson and Abhi Shelat. “Remembrance of Data Past: A Study of Disk Sanitization Practices” computer.org/security/ (2003).
- Gutmann, Peter. “Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic Media” (1996).
- Hedstrom, Margaret L., Christopher A. Lee, Judith S. Olson, and Clifford A. Lampe. “‘The Old Version Flickers More’: Digital Preservation from the User's Perspective.” American Archivist 69, No. 1 (2006): 159–187.
- John, Jeremy L. “The Future of Saving Our Past.” Nature 459 (2009): 775–6.
- John, Jeremy Leighton. Technology Watch Report 12-03: Digital Forensics and Preservation. Digital Preservation Coalition (2012).
- Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “Hamlet.doc: Literature in a Digital Age.” Chronicle of Higher Education (August 17, 2007).
- Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination. MIT Press (2008).
- Kirschenbaum, Matthew G., et al. Approaches to Managing and Collecting Born-Digital Literary Materials for Scholarly Use. NEH Office of Digital Humanities (2008).
- Kraus, Kari and Rachel Donoghue. "’Do You Want to Save Your Progress?’: The Role of Professional and Player Communities in Preserving Virtual Worlds.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 6:2 (2012).
- Levi, Charles. "Five Hundred 5.25-Inch Discs and One (Finicky) Machine: A Report on a Legacy E-Records Pilot Project at the Archives of Ontario." Archivaria 72 (Fall 2011): 239–246.
- Lowood, Henry. “Memento Mundi: Are Virtual Worlds History?” iPres 2009.
- Lowood, Henry. “The Hard Work of Software History.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 2:2 (Fall 2001): 141–61.
- Monnens, Devin, et al. Before It's Too Late: A Digital Game Preservation White Paper. Game Preservation Special Interest Group, International Game Developers Association (2009)
- MacNeil, Heather. “‘Picking Our Text’: Archival Description, Authenticity and the Archivist as Editor.” American Archivist 68:2 (Fall/Winter 2005): 264–78.
- MacNeil, Heather and Bonnie Mak. “Constructions of Authenticity.” Library Trends 56:1 (Summer 2007): 26–52.
- Mumma, Courtney C., Glenn Dingwall, and Sue Bigelow. "A First Look at the Acquisition and Appraisal of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Fonds: or SELECT* From VANOC_Records AS Archives WHERE value='true';". Archivaria 72 (Fall 2011): 93–122.
- Paradigm Project, Workbook on Digital Private Papers, 2005–2007.
- Rinehart, Richard. “The Media Art Notation System: Documenting and Preserving Digital/Media Art.” Leonardo 40:2 (April 2007): 181–187.
- Ross, Seamus and Ann Gow. Digital Archaeology: Rescuing Neglected and Damaged Data Resources. A JISC/NPO Study within the Electronic Libraries (eLib) Programme on the Preservation of Electronic Materials. Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) University of Glasgow. (1999).
- Rothenberg, Jeff. “Ensuring the Longevity of Digital Information.” CLIR (1999).
- Rothenberg, Jeff. “Renewing The Erl King” (2006).
- Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information. Final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation Access. (Februrary 2010) Especially the Executive Summary and Chapter 5.
- Trace, Ciaran B. “Beyond the Magic to the Mechanism: Computers, Materiality, and What It Means for Records to Be “Born Digital.” Archivaria 72 (Fall 2011).
- Wilsey, Laura; Skirvin, Rebecca; Chan, Peter; and Edwards, Glynn "Capturing and Processing Born-Digital Files in the STOP AIDS Project Records: A Case Study," Journal of Western Archives: Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 1.
- Digital Curation Google Group https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/digital-curation
- ERECS Listserv http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=ERECS-L&H=LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU
- SAA’s Electronic Records Section Listserv http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/ers/listserv.asp
- The AIMS Blog http://born-digital-archives.blogspot.com/
- Chris Prom’s Practical e-Records Blog http://e-records.chrisprom.com/
- Digital Curation Exchange http://digitalcurationexchange.org/
- FutureArch Blog http://futurearchives.blogspot.com
- BitCurator Users: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bitcurator-users