Category Archives: Digital Curation

Data Curation Bibliography

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

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The Digital Curation Exchange

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/

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The Sedona Conference Publishes Primer on Social Media

The Sedona Conference has published a public comment version of its latest paper, The Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media. The primer is described in its Preface as follows:

“It contains plenty of practical guidance for attorneys, judges, and parties. This is called a “Primer” because the goal is to provide primary instruction to the bar and bench in the basics of social media and the law, from definitions, to the use of social media in business, to the discovery of social media in litigation, to professional responsibilities lawyers have in relation to their own use of social media. This is a fast-developing and fast-changing area of technical, social, and legal development, and any consensus-based Commentary or set of Principles that claims to advance the law in this area may be doomed to obsolescence as soon as it is announced on Twitter. However, we hope that this Primer represents a positive first step in grounding the dialogue leading to consensus on moving the law forward in the reasoned and just way.”

You can download the paper here: https://thesedonaconference.org/publication/Primer%20on%20Social%20Media

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Making Digital Curation a Systematic Institutional Function

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.”

http://ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/view/169/237

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Micro-services Approach to Digital Curation

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.”

https://confluence.ucop.edu/download/attachments/13860983/Merritt-latest.pdf

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