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Digital Curation

The curation of digital content encompasses a wide array of policies and practices that ensure the ongoing usability and accessibility of digital information. The processes related to digital curation include working with the originators of the content (whether data, text, images, or other) to document key aspects about it that will facilitate its later use by others. Libraries or other stewards need to keep a record of the technical environment in which the content was created, its coding scheme, standards used, and other pertinent metadata. They also need to develop procedures for monitoring the ongoing usability of the content as technology platforms evolve. Technical, social, economic, and policy issues are all important components of digital curation.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

Cloud Architectures and Cultural Memory (September '13)

Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch

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Summing Up IDCC 2013 (January '13)

Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch

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Big Data Becomes Fashionable, Mobile Devices Reshape the Information Ecology (December '11)

Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch

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Lynch & Dirks Interviewed At Charleston, November 2011 (November '11)

Speakers: Clifford A. Lynch & Lee Dirks

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“Special Collections at the Cusp of the Digital Age: A Credo” (December '09)

Author: Clifford A. Lynch
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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Audiovisual Collections and the Digital Preservation Network: A Convening of the DPN Task Force on Audio, Video and Film (November '13)

Steven Morales, Digital Preservation Network
Jon Dunn, Indiana University Bloomington
Joshua S. Harris, University of Illinois
Sam Gustman, University of Southern California

 

Collaborating to Manage Research Data (November '13)

Zheng (John) Wang, University of Notre Dame
Rick Johnson, University of Notre Dame
Deborah Ludwig, University of Kansas
Ann Campion Riley, University of Missouri, Columbia

 

Hiberlink: Investigating Reference Rot in Web-Based Scholarly Communication (November '13)

Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Martin Klein, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Institutional Research Data Management: Policies, Planning, Services and Surveys (November '13)

David Fearon, Johns Hopkins University
Andrew Sallans, Center for Open Science
Ricky Erway, OCLC Research

 

A National Agenda for Digital Stewardship (November '13)

Micah Altman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress
Trevor Owens, Library of Congress

 


Recent Videos

Hiberlink: Investigating Reference Rot in Web-Based Scholarly Communication (November '13)

Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Martin Klein, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Institutional Research Data Management: Policies, Planning, Services and Surveys (November '13)

David Fearon, Johns Hopkins University
Andrew Sallans, Center for Open Science
Ricky Erway, OCLC Research

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Cloud Architectures and Cultural Memory (September '13)

Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch

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Summing Up IDCC 2013 (January '13)

Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch

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Archiving Large Swaths of User-Contributed Digital Content: Lessons from Archiving the Occupy Movement (March '12)

Howard Besser, New York University
David Millman, New York University
Sharon M. Leon, George Mason University
Kristine Hanna, Internet Archive

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Recent Podcasts

April 29, 2012: Big Data, E-Journals, ID Mgt, Text Mining, & more (May '12)

CNI Conversations Podcast, April 29, 2012

[audio:http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/20120429_CNI_Conversations.mp3] Audio Recording [22 min.]

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Feb. 10, 2012: Horizon Megatrends; E-Book Self-Publishing; OSTP Comments (February '12)

CNI Conversations Podcast, Feb. 10, 2012

[audio:http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/12021003.mp3] Audio Recording [37 min.]

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Jan. 18, 2012: Large Datasets, Identity, & New Digital Scholarship (January '12)

CNI Conversations Podcast, Jan. 18, 2012

[audio:http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/20120118-CNI-Conversations.mp3] Audio Recording [30 min.]

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Nov 28, 2011: Open Data, Publishing Innovations, Assessment (November '11)

CNI Conversations Podcast, Nov. 28, 2011

[audio:http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/20111128-CNI-Conversations.mp3|titles=20111128-CNI-Conversations] Audio Recording [31 min.]

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Sept 6, 2011: CI for Classical Studies, Digital Scholarship Centers, Data Mgt, Cliff’s Summer Reading (September '11)

CNI Conversations Podcast, Sept 6, 2011

[audio:http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/cni20110906.mp3] Audio Recording [26:46 min.]

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