Digital Archives Accessioning Manual

Digital Archives Accessioning Manual, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
University of Georgia

Note: contact the digital archivist, Adriane Hanson ( with questions or to get copiesof templates that are not included in the manual. You are welcome to use any portion of this manual inyour own institution. Please do indicate the source if you use a significant portion of it.


The goal of the accessioning procedure for digital archives is to:
1. Copy all digital files, whether received on removable media or through digital transfers, to the
designated preservation area on the SAN server for safe storage of the files.
2. Document the transfer process.
3. Generate basic records about the files for use during processing planning and to monitor file
formats for obsolesce

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