Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation 2021
From Cristina Hatem on May 3rd, 2021
“Translating Bits: Maintaining (Born-)Digital Heritage”
Monday, May 3, 2021
Featuring Monique Lassere, Digital Archivist at Houghton Library, Harvard University, discussed born-digital preservation, a nascent but growing area of work in academic and cultural heritage institutions. Specifically, Lassere interrogates how born-digital materials, and the surrogate materials that constitutes born-digital objects, require a reframing of physicality to understand and initiate proper methods for long-term stewardship. This includes strategies such as information maintenance, file format migration, and emulation.