Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

4.6 Recommendations for Repositories

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  • Clarify whether the repository will be the exclusive, long-term owner of a unique or master set of digital files that will not be made available to other repositories or purchasers.
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  • Consider limiting the scope of the files to be acquired to ensure that the materials transferred are of research value to the repository, but don’t overlook the potential benefits of a comprehensive acquisition including entire disks.
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  • Establish protocols for how digital materials should be handled and documented from their arrival at the repository until they reach the digital archivist (or other appropriate person).
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