MARBL's Digital Archives encompasses a broad range of initiatives within the library, including born-digital collections, digitization projects, access tools and services for digital collections, and digital asset management for MARBL collections. With its primary focus on born-digital collections, the Digital Archives program supports all MARBL collecting areas by enabling the acquisition, processing, and preservation of born-digital content as well as exploring effective ways to provide access to digital and hybrid collections.
The Digital Archives team is currently processing the born-digital collections of:
These processed collections should be available to researchers by fall of 2014.
Currently the only collection with born-digital material open to researchers is the Rushdie papers. An emulation of one of his computers, a Macintosh Performa 5400, and individual files from that computer can be accessed on a dedicated workstation in the MARBL reading room. The remainder of Rushdie’s digital material will be available by the spring of 2014.