Many people now produce materials only in digital form. When these files, emails, datasets, images and other online documents have no paper equivalent, they are 'born digital'. If our collections are to grow and remain relevant we must find ways to acquire, manage and make this material available to future researchers.
The Wellcome Library is committed to acquiring and collecting born digital archival materials. This page provides information about donating your digital archives to the Library. Detailed information about Wellcome Library’s process and other digital preservation organisations is also available.
What is digital curation?
Digital curation is about finding ways to manage changes in hardware and software, operating systems and media so that material remains accessible long into the future. It is about identifying and implementing processes to ensure that digital material remains accessible but also retains its authenticity, context and reliability.
If you have any questions please contact:
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Find out how to donate your born-digital archives to Wellcome Collection.
If you are an information professional or a donor looking for more information about digital curation and the Library’s work with born digital archives, these articles and websites are a good starting point.