With the potential of digitization as an alternative form of donation, institutions must more often weigh the importance of physically owning an object versus only digitally capturing that object. This post-custodial approach may run counter to some library donation prerequisites and traditional collection development policies, instead focusing on the cultural and intellectual benefits that such a compromise may bring. This approach is not without potential obstacles, including issues of copyright, ownership, and reproductions. However, this paper aims to reinforce the benefits of the post-custodial model through the evolution of the Odin Oyen digital collection – a collection comprised of physical materials owned by public and private entities reunited through digitization for the purpose of preserving local and cultural heritage.
Jeremy D. Moore, "Improving Human-computer Interaction through Innovative Adaptation, a Case Study in End-user Development for Digitization" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2020, 2020, pp 83 - 87, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2020.1.0.83