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Few archivists would dispute the need to maintain archival integrity and
adhere to the principles of provenance and original order when working with
heritage collections. These principles are so well established and inherent
that it has generally been assumed archivists would apply them to ALL
formats in their collections, including those that are born digital.
However, what happens when one tries to apply such traditional archival
principles to actual born-digital collections? This article will outline
the process, the challenges, and the lessons learned while applying the
National Library of New Zealand’s archival and digital preservation
policies on one particular unpublished, born-digital collection of theater
and performing-arts papers. It is an excellent example of what happens when
one attempts to apply traditional archival theory in the digital world. In
this particular case, applying such principles enabled staff to identify
how existing tools and processes could be improved, in addition to
highlighting the complex and labor-intensive nature of documenting
provenance and original order for born digital collections.

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