Digital Collections and Digital Collecting Practices

  title={Digital Collections and Digital Collecting Practices},
  author={Rebecca D. Watkins and Abigail Sellen and Si{\^a}n E. Lindley},
Reference is increasingly made to 'digital collections', yet this term encompasses accumulated digital objects of varying form, purpose and value. We review social science literature on material collections and draw from in-depth interviews with 20 people in the UK in order to offer a clearer understanding of what constitutes a digital collection and what does not. We develop a taxonomy that presents three distinct types of digital collection and demonstrate ways in which the affordances of… CONTINUE READING
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