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Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

5 Post-Acquisition Review by the Repository

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 This section focuses on staff assessment of the condition and contents of digital media and files after their arrival at a repository, as well as issues related to retention, disposal, and neglect.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Born-digital materials may require multiple levels of assessment. Ideally, the initial assessment occurs prior to acquisition, when the donor, dealer, and repository staff work together to determine what materials the repository will collect. Staff will also need to undertake subsequent assessment after materials have arrived on-site. The post-acquisition review process can also provide a repository with an opportunity to supply the donor with information about the digital materials, such as an inventory of disk titles or a list of directories and files received.

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Source: http://mcpress.media-commons.org/borndigital/post-acquisition-review-by-the-repository/