Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

5.4 Recommendations for Donors and Dealers

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  • Include information about physical damage to digital media in the initial collection inventory or survey. Noting damaged digital media is as important as disclosing damage to paper materials. Digital photographs of media and equipment may be helpful.
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  • Consider the likelihood that media damaged in shipping or files corrupted in transfer have lost their cultural value. This possibility underscores the importance of agreed-upon transfer methods.
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Source: http://mcpress.media-commons.org/borndigital/post-acquisition-review-by-the-repository/recommendations-for-donors-and-dealers/