Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography
Scope Note

The "digital curation" concept is still evolving. In "Digital Curation and Trusted Repositories: Steps toward Success," Christopher A. Lee and Helen R. Tibbo define digital curation as follows:

Digital curation involves selection and appraisal by creators and archivists; evolving provision of intellectual access; redundant storage; data transformations; and, for some materials, a commitment to long-term preservation. Digital curation is stewardship that provides for the reproducibility and re-use of authentic digital data and other digital assets. Development of trustworthy and durable digital repositories; principles of sound metadata creation and capture; use of open standards for file formats and data encoding; and the promotion of information management literacy are all essential to the longevity of digital resources and the success of curation efforts.

Digital preservation is typically regarded as a key subset of digital curation.

The Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography includes published articles, books, and technical reports. All included works are in English. The bibliography does not cover conference papers, digital media works (such as MP3 files), editorials, e-mail messages, letters to the editor, presentation slides or transcripts, unpublished e-prints, or weblog postings.

Most sources have been published between 2000 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included.

The bibliography includes links to many freely available versions of included works. Such links, even to publisher versions and versions in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories, are subject to change. URLs may alter without warning (and often without automatic forwarding) or they may disappear altogether. Inclusion of links to works on authors' personal sites is highly selective. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical.

Digital curation intersects with a variety of broader topics, such as copyright, digital repositories, digitization, digital libraries, and metadata. See the author's other bibliographies for more general coverage of these topics.

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