By Alice Prael
As digital storage technology progresses, many archivists are left with boxes of obsolete storage media, such as floppy disks and ZIP disks. These physical storage media plague archives that struggle to find the time and technology to access and rescue the content trapped in the metal and plastic. The Digital Accessioning Service was created to fix this problem across Yale University Libraries and Museums for special collections units that house unique and rare materials and require specialized preservation and supervised access. Nine of Yale’s special collections units participate in the Digital Accessioning Service.