Digital Curation Lifecycle Model

Definition

The Digital Curation Lifecycle Model provides a graphical, high-level overview of the stages required for successful curation and preservation of data from initial conceptualization through the iterative curation cycle. The model can be used to plan activities within a specific research project, organization, or consortium to ensure all necessary stages are undertaken, each in the correct sequence. It is important to note that the description, preservation planning, community watch, and curate and preserve elements of the model should be considered at all stages of activity.

Further Resources

Deligiannakis A, Gavrilis D, Kotidis Y, Papatheodorou C. (2009). DCC & U : An Extended Digital Curation Lifecycle Model(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 4(1):34–45.

Heidorn PB. (2011). The Emerging Role of Libraries in Data Curation and E-science(link is external). Journal of Library Administration, 51(7-8):662–72. dx.doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2011.601269

Higgins S. (2008). The DCC Curation Lifecycle Model(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 3(1):134–40.

Lyon L. (2012). The Informatics Transform: Re-Engineering Libraries for the Data Decade(link is external). International Journal of Digital Curation, 7(1):126–38.

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.

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