The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC) provides access to all unrestricted collections, per its Mission Statement. However, over the past 40 years, the AHC has acquired born-digital collection material on physical media that it has been unable to provide access to. In the summer of 2014, the AHC undertook a project to migrate all born-digital records to a secure server, thereby creating the means to provide access to the material. After surveying collections databases and finding aids, the Digital Archivist and a graduate intern successfully ingested 346 pieces of digital media from 75 collections. The project was successful in largely eliminating the backlog of born-digital collection material and making those records available for use to all.
Cline, Tyler G.
"The Wild West No More: Preserving 40 Years of Electronic Records at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 3, Article 4.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol3/iss1/4