Digital Curation

Definition

Digital curation is the management and preservation of digital data over the long-term. All activities involved in managing data from planning its creation, implementing best practices in digitization and documentation, and ensuring its security, availability and suitability for discovery and re-use in the future are part of digital curation. Digital curation can also include managing datasets for daily use, for example ensuring that they can be searched and continue to be readable over time. Digital curation is therefore applicable to a large range of professional situations from the beginning of the information lifecycle to the end; digitizers, metadata creators, funders, policy-makers, and repository managers.

Further Resources

Theoretical:

Abbott D. (2008). What is Digital Curation?(link is external) Digital Curation Centre.

Beagrie N. (2006). Digital Curation for Science, Digital Libraries, and Individuals(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 1(1):3–16.

Giarlo MJ. (2012). Academic Libraries as Data Quality Hubs(link is external). State College, PA. p. 1–20.

Lord P, Macdonald A. (2003). e-Science Curation Report Data curation for e-Science in the UK : an audit to establish requirements for future curation and provision(link is external).

Application:

Baratè A, Ludovico LA, & Haus G. (2015). Integration of Audio Resources into a Digital Library: The BEIC Case Study(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 10(2). doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v10i2.345

Fryer C. (2015). Project to Production: Digital Preservation at the Houses of Parliament, 2010–2020(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 10(2). doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v10i2.378

Harvey R. (2007). Instalment on “Appraisal and Selection”(link is external). DCC Digital Curation Manual. Digital Curation Centre.

Hswe P, Furlough MJ, Giarlo MJ, Martin M. (2011). Responding to the Call to Curate : Digital Curation in Practice at Penn State University Libraries: The Content Stewardship Program at Penn State(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 6(2):195–208.

Kim J, Warga E, & Moen W. (2013). Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 8(1), 66–83. doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v8i1.242

Kouper I. (2013). CLIR/DLF Digital Curation Postdoctoral Fellowship—The Hybrid Role of Data Curator(link is external). Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 39(2), 46–47.

Moore R, Rajasekar A, Watry P, Corubolo F, Harrison J, & Fuselier J. (2013). Evolving Persistent Archives and Digital Library Systems: Integrating iRods, Cheshire3 and Multivalent(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 8(2), 47–67. doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v8i2.268

Niu J. (2014). Appraisal and Selection for Digital Curation(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 9(2). doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v9i2.272

Oliver G, Harvey R, (2016). Digital Curation(link is external). Neal Schuman Publishers Inc.

Tibbo HR. (2015). Digital Curation Education and Training: From Digitization to Graduate Curricula to MOOCs(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 10(1). doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v10i1.352

Tibbo HR, Hank C, Lee C, Clemens R. (2009). Digital Curation: Practice, Promise and Prospects. Proceedings of DigCCurr2009(link is external). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. p. 207.

Weber NM, Thomer AK., Mayernik MS, Dattore B, Ji Z, & Worley S. (2013). The Product and System Specificities of Measuring Curation Impact(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 8(2), 223–234. doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v8i2.286

van der Hoeven J, Lohman B, Verdegem R. (2007). Emulation for Digital Preservation in Practice: The Results(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 2(2):123–32.

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