Charles W. Bailey, Jr. recently released his Research Data Curation Bibliography which includes selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.
The bibliography can be accessed here: http://digital-scholarship.org/rdcb/rdcb.htm
Visit the Digital Curation Exchange website that has been created to serve as a “town center” for the practitioners, researchers, educators, and students of digital curation. Visitors can view a range of information on digital curation, and if you create an account you can add digital curation events, jobs, resources, or questions and discuss what others have shared in the comments section.
Check out the space for all things relating to digital curation: http://digitalcurationexchange.org/
Chris Prom recently published an article titled ‘Making Digital Curation a Systematic Institutional Function‘ in the 6th volume of the The International Journal of Digital Curation. In his article Prom discusses the need for “institutions to implement systematic methods to capture, preserve and provide access to the complete range of documentation that end users need to understand and interpret past human activity.” He proposes The Practical E-Records Method which, “provides easy-to-implement software reviews, guidance/policy templates, and program recommendations that blend digital curation research findings with traditional archival processes and workflows.”
In 2010 the University of California Curation Center at the California Digital Library released an article titled Merritt: An Emergent Micro-services Approach to Digital Curation Infrastructure. The article discusses their approach to digital curation called Merritt. They state that, “Merritt is an approach to digital curation based on the ideas of micro-services and emergent behavior. Merritt devolves technical infrastructure function into a set of independent, but interoperable, micro-services that embody curation values and strategies.”