Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works

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In a rapidly changing technological environment, the difficult task of ensuring long-term access to digital information is increasingly important. The Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. This selective bibliography covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns. Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles.

The Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works is available as an open access EPUB file , an open access PDF file, an open access website, and a low-cost paperback.

The Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement is also available (open access website).

In the Journal of the Medical Library Association, Paul M. Blobaum said: "Librarians and scholars who are concerned with managing digital resources and preserving them for future use will find a crash course on the subject in this bibliography. . . . This book is recommended for librarians working with original digital resources, scholars interested in digital repositories, and students in the field."

For further information about Digital Scholarship publications, see the "Digital Scholarship Publications Overview" and "Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications."

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is the publisher of Digital Scholarship, which deals with digital copyright, digital curation, digital repository, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues. He has over 30 years of information technology experience, including 24 years of managerial experience in academic libraries. Bailey has been an open access publisher for over 20 years, starting in 1989 with The Public-Access Computer Systems Review (founding Editor-in-Chief, 1989-2006), the first open access journal in the field of library and information science. In 1996, he began publishing the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, an open access book that has been updated over 80 times. He is the author of a number of digital and print bibliographies, including the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals and Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography.

He has written over 30 papers about digital copyright, expert systems, institutional repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other topics. In 2010, Bailey was given a Best Content by an Individual Award by The Charleston Advisor. In 2003, he was named as one of Library Journal's "Movers & Shakers." In 1993, he was awarded the first LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science. He holds master's degrees in information and library science and education (instructional media and technology). (See the "Selected Publications of Charles W. Bailey, Jr." for a more complete description of his publications.)