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How do I control appropriate access to IR materials?

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  • Determine who you would like to have access to your content.
  • Implement a system for providing access to your content.


  • Cornell University Library. "Balancing Access Issues."  Chap. 5 in Digital Preservation Management Tutorial: Implementing Short-term Strategies for Long-term Problems, 2003-2007. [Link

"The organization needs to ensure that its digital assets are safe and secure, but, at the same time, an OAIS-compliant trusted digital repository must enable the identification and delivery of digital objects to users. This balancing act between security and ease of access is difficult to maintain."

  • Digital Preservation Coalition.  Preservation Management of Digital Materials: The Handbook.  November 2008. [Link]

The Handbook was first compiled by Neil Beagrie and Maggie Jones and is now maintained and updated by the DPC.  The handbook provides an internationally authoritative and practical guide to the subject of managing digital resources over time and the issues in sustaining access to them.  It will be of interest to all those involved in the creation and management of digital materials.

  • Oppenneer, Mark.  "Free & Open Source Digital Curation, Asset Management & Community Archiving Systems."  Last updated December 30, 2011. [Link]

Provides a list of close to 30 free and open source digital curation, asset management and community archiving systems that may be of interest to communities seeking to sustain and share words, images, videos, sounds, collections, etc.




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