Levels of Born-Digital Access

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A tiered set of recommendations that help guide organizations in the planning and implementation of born-digital access provisions.
License:CC-By Attribution 4.0 International
Function:Access,Organisational Audit,Planning

The Levels of Born-Digital Access provide a set of format-agnostic baseline practices for born-digital access, laying out concrete and actionable recommendations that individual institutions can consider implementing according to their needs, resources, and abilities.

The levels address issues relating to five areas:

  • Accessibility
  • Description
  • Researcher Support and Discovery
  • Security
  • Tools

For each area, three levels are described, with actions for each as well as resources, examples, and tips.

The Levels were developed by the Born-Digital Access Working Group of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) - https://www.diglib.org/.