Hello Colleagues,

*Educopia Institute is delighted to announce the release of the **OSSArcFlow
Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows*
<>*.* The *Guide *aims to make the
daunting task of selecting, implementing, and refining born-digital
archiving workflows more achievable. It was authored by Alexandra
Chassanoff and Colin Post as part of the OSSArcFlow project
<>, which was led by Educopia and
generously funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

The purpose of the *Guide *is to encourage and assist collecting
institutions of all shapes, sizes, and types to begin documenting their
born-digital workflows.The *Guide *begins by documenting and describing the
steps that are commonly included in digital curation workflows, from
acquisition to access and preservation. It then provides a process map and
detailed guidance to help you produce your own born-digital workflow
documentation in both visual and descriptive formats. Finally, the
*Guide *provides
a set of use cases for this visual and descriptive documentation,
illustrating with case studies and examples how you can use it to help your
institution improve its born-digital archiving practices over time.

To supplement the *Guide *and increase its usability, Educopia Institute
has also released three video learning modules. Each module maps to a
section of the *Guide *and provides high-level guidance on how to create
and use born-digital workflow documentation. The modules were created and
recorded by Hannah Wang and Colin Post.

*If you are interested in learning more about the OSSArcFlow project, the
Guide, or the training modules,** please register for this webinar*
taking place on July 14 at 11 am ET/10 am CT/8 am PT.* The webinar will
bring together OSSArcFlow partners, Educopia staff, and authors of the *Guide
*and training modules to discuss lessons learned from the project and
future directions for born-digital archival workflows. We hope to see you

With very best wishes,

Caitlin Perry (on behalf of the entire OSSArcFlow
<> team)

Caitlin Perry
Communications and Administrative Coordinator
Educopia Institute


Working from Southern Pines, NC