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Information related to born-digital archival collections at Yale


Alice Prael joins Yale as Digital Accessioning Archivist for Yale Special Collections

Alice will help establish a centralized born-digital accessioning service for special collections units in Yale’s libraries and museums. This position will contribute to the development of best practices and workflows for accessioning born-digital material, undertake the hands-on work of disk imaging, train and supervise the work of student assistants and other staff, and make recommendations related to post-term digital accessioning sustainability. In addition to helping YUL achieve its goal of eliminating current backlogs of digital media in units across Yale’s special collections community, this position will play an integral role in developing and implementing scalable workflows for incoming acquisitions of born-digital material.

Morgan McKeehan joins Yale as Digital Preservation Analyst

Morgan will be the Preservation department’s expert in the Digital Preservation System (DPS) and the first point of contact for users (current and prospective) of the system and will work with prospective content depositors to ensure workflows are configured and functioning to enable the depositors to ingest content into the DPS.


Welcome to Born Digital @ Yale, the home for resources and news on the selection, acquisition, description and access of born digital archival collections at Yale University.

The content for this guide is created and maintained by the Yale Born Digital Archives Working Group, whose main areas of focus this year are increasing awareness, developing policies, coordinating training, and reducing accessioning backlogs.

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