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Gone Digital

  • Author(s): Garcia-Spitz, Cristela
  • et al.
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This talk given at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby covers some general best practices in the digitization process, as well as the management of born-digital materials. It provides an overview of digital projects at the Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego and a brief demonstration of the UC San Diego Library’s Digital Collections website (, where many digitized materials from the Tuzin Archive are accessible. Specifically, it uses the digitization of the Papua New Guinea Patrol Reports as a case study.

Founded in 1982 as the Melanesian Archive and renamed in 2012, the Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology has evolved into a major repository for research materials created by anthropologists and other scholars working in Melanesia.

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