Born-digital archives

University staff at the History Centre are working on the particular challenges surrounding the collection, storage and management of born-digital archives - material including e-mail, letters, reports, blogs and websites that are created using a computer.

Staff are actively involved in the current project to create the City of Culture archive.

Past Projects

  • Filling the Digital Preservation Gap (2015-2016): this JISC-funded project saw the Universities of York and Hull collaborate to look at Archivematica software for research data.
  • AIMS Project (2009-2011): the University participated in the AIMS Project Born Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship with colleagues at the Universities of Virginia, Stanford and Yale. The project was funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the AIMS White Paper is available online.

We continue to contribute updates on our work via the Hull History Centre blog.