32 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
8. Has your library developed workflows for the ingest and processing of born-digital materials?
N=64
Yes 36 56%
No 28 44%
If yes, please briefly describe any models or examples you found most helpful as you developed
your workflow.
Models/Examples
Currently using Google Spreadsheet APIs for ingestion, but interested in approaches such as SWORD and BagIt.
Digital Curation Centre lifecycle model
Examples provided by the Digital Preservation Management Workshop at Cornell.
Inspiration for this process came from UT Austin’s digital preservation work (https://pacer.ischool.utexas.edu/
handle/2081/21808) and Stanford’s digital forensics work (http://lib.stanford.edu/digital-forensics), as well as the steps
and validation processes in Archivematica and Duke Data Accessioner (though we are not currently using these tools).
Model(s) that were helpful to Preservation staff in developing workflows for ingest and processing born-digital records
was the Open Archival Information reference model and the Digital Curation Center model.
Models we have used include documentation from Stanford and the Bodleian, as well as microservices as described by
Archivematica
OAIS, IDEALS
PARADIGM; Existing accessions process for analog materials.
The AIMS project, specifically Stanford’s work on digital forensics.
The most useful examples are real-world use cases for the full process of how to support the ingest, normalization,
preservation, and access of born-digital files within a full repository and digital library system.
We are in the process of creating our workflows for ingest and processing. We have some workflows now that will soon
change as our repository infrastructure evolves. Models we have used include documentation from Stanford and the
Bodleian, as well as microservices as described by Archivematica.
We have studied and learned from the Duke Data Accessioner, the PARADIGM project in the UK, the OAIS model, and
professional literature in developing our workflow.
We participated in the AIMS project and have developed a model for ingest from media following a forensics model. We
are also utilizing forensics tools to enable arrangement and description.
We referenced many models while developing our own. Primarily, our workflow is based on the work we undertook
as part of the Born-Digital Archives: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship (AIMS) grant. That project in turn
synthesized many research projects and workflows, but was heavily influenced by the following projects and tools:
PARADIGM, OAIS, futureArch, Digital Lives, InterPARES, TAPER, SALT, the work of Chris Prom on his Practical E-Records
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