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

Closing Keynote IDCC 2014 (February '14)
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Cloud Architectures and Cultural Memory (September '13)
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Summing Up IDCC 2013 (January '13)
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Big Data Becomes Fashionable, Mobile Devices Reshape the Information Ecology (December '11)
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Lynch & Dirks Interviewed At Charleston, November 2011 (November '11)
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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Between a Microscope and a Museum: The Tension Between Content and Context in Digital Collections (November '15)

Ken Mitchell, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Mohamed Baessa, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Molly Tamarkin, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


Hybrid Online/Offline Scholarly Information Resources (November '15)

Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Patrick Golden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Libraries Will Be an Asset for Us: Emerging Roles for Academic Libraries in Civic Data Partnerships (November '15)

Aaron Brenner, University of Pittsburgh
Bob Gradeck, University of Pittsburgh
Michael Bolam, University of Pittsburgh
Eleanor Mattern, University of Pittsburgh


National Digital Stewardship Alliance on the Move (November '15)

Bethany Nowviskie, Council on Library and Information Resources
Micah Altman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abigail Potter, Library of Congress
Robin Ruggaber, University of Virginia
Oliver Bendorf, Digital Library Federation


Organizational Implications of Data Science Environments in Education, Research, and Research Management in Libraries (November '15)

Erik Mitchell, University of California, Berkeley
Vicky Steeves, New York University
Jenny Muilenburg, University of Washington




Recent Videos

Organizational Implications of Data Science Environments in Education, Research, and Research Management in Libraries (November '15)
Erik Mitchell, University of California, Berkeley
Vicky Steeves, New York University
Jenny Muilenburg, University of Washington View more information

 

The NIH Contribution to the Commons (December '14)
Philip E. Bourne, National Institutes of Health View more information

 

Closing Keynote IDCC 2014 (February '14)
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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 View more information

 

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 View more information

 


Recent Podcasts

April 29, 2012: Big Data, E-Journals, ID Mgt, Text Mining, & more (May '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, April 29, 2012
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Feb. 10, 2012: Horizon Megatrends; E-Book Self-Publishing; OSTP Comments (February '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, Feb. 10, 2012
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Jan. 18, 2012: Large Datasets, Identity, & New Digital Scholarship (January '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, Jan. 18, 2012
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Nov 28, 2011: Open Data, Publishing Innovations, Assessment (November '11) CNI Conversations Podcast, Nov. 28, 2011
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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
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