DC 2006 Program Session

707. New Archival Collaborations Between Traditional Government Archives and Academic Data Archives

Saturday, August 5, 2006
12:30 PM-2:00 PM

  Recorded session


Sharon G. Thibodeau, Chair
National Archives and Records Administration

Peter Granda
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

David Horrocks
Gerald R Ford Presidential Library

Marc Maynard
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut

Michael R. Carlson
National Archives and Records Administration

“Born digital” records and data are of major importance to both traditional government archives and academic data archives. How can these two types of archives collaborate to assure proper preservation of such materials and their continued access to researchers? Panelists discuss examples of such cooperation and offer generic recommendations about sharing archival expertise in the areas of records appraisal, digital preservation, descriptive standards, and user services.