Materials with archival value are now predominantly "born digital." Archivists have unprecedented opportunities to acquire and preserve traces of human and associated machine activity. Seizing these opportunities will require archivists to extract digital materials from their storage or transfer media in ways that reflect the metadata and ensure the integrity of the materials. They must also support and mediate appropriate access: allowing users to make sense of materials and their context, while also preventing inadvertent disclosure of sensitive data.
Lee, Christopher A.,
"Digital Forensics Meets the Archivist (And They Seem to Like Each Other),"
Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance/vol30/iss1/2