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Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

2 Initial Collection Review

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 This section outlines the considerations and approaches that inform the collection review undertaken by donors, dealers, and repositories prior to a formal acquisition agreement or contract.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 1 Born-digital materials present preservation and access challenges that place new demands on the people involved in the acquisition process. It is good practice to share as much information as possible, prior to acquisition, about archives containing digital media or files, so that all parties will understand better the scope and nature of the born-digital content and repositories can take preliminary steps to assure the integrity and usability of digital materials over time.

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Source: http://mcpress.media-commons.org/borndigital/initial-collection-review/