2022 Spring DLC: Retro Media: Accessibility of Removable Digital Media Formats in the University of Michigan FDLP Collection

  • Duration: 61 minutes
  • Date Recorded: April 12, 2022

Speakers

  • David Walls, Preservation Librarian, LSCM, GPO
  • Catherine Morse; Government Information, Law, and Political Science Librarian; University of Michigan Library
  • Margaret Grumeretz, Graduate Student, University of Michigan School of Information
  • Marlaine Magewick, Graduate Student, University of Michigan School of Information

Description

In the late 1980s, GPO began to distribute publications on CD-ROMs, connecting library patrons and researchers with new types of Government information. Today, outdated removable digital media formats, like CD-ROMs and diskettes, are still present in many constituent libraries around the country. Partnering with staff at the GPO, this student-run project aimed to assess a subset of removable digital media formats in the University of Michigan Federal Depository Library Program Collection. We will discuss successful processes for accessing these materials, alternative routes, and what are ultimately barriers to their use by library patrons.

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