Archive for the 'Digital Curation & Digital Preservation' Category

Digital Preservation Librarian at University of Virginia

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 29th, 2015

The University of Virginia is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for creating, maintaining, and ensuring access to policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies related to digital preservation projects and practices. The employee in this position is expected to be current with the community of practice for digital preservation, as well as be a leader within the broader fields of preservation and digital libraries.

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    "DPOE Interview with Danielle Spalenka of the Digital POWRR Project"

    Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 21st, 2015

    Barrie Howard has published "DPOE Interview with Danielle Spalenka of the Digital POWRR Project" in The Signal.

    Here's an excerpt:

    Our review of the landscape of digital preservation instruction was that it is largely aimed at an audience beginning to come to grips with the idea that digital objects are subject to loss if we don't actively care for them. There are lots of offerings discussing the theory of digital preservation—the "why" of the problem—and we found that there were limited opportunities to learn the "how" of digital preservation, both on the advocacy and technical sides. We also found that other great offerings, like the Digital Preservation Management Workshop Series based at MIT, had a tuition fee that was unaffordable for many prospective attendees, especially from under-funded institutions. Our goal in this phase is to make the workshops free to attend.

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      "Data Stewardship in the Earth Sciences"

      Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 16th, 2015

      Robert R. Downs et al. have published "Data Stewardship in the Earth Sciences" in D-Lib Magazine.

      Here's an excerpt:

      In the Earth Sciences, for the past 15+ years, the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) has been working to make Earth science data more discoverable, accessible, and usable by more people. As a part of this effort, the ESIP Data Stewardship Committee has worked on a variety of recommendations, best practices, and guidelines that have significantly moved data stewardship in the Earth sciences forward, with impacts ranging from influencing how data management is done within government agencies and by other data stewards, to providing guidelines for citation of Earth science data used by publishers in the Earth sciences. Completed and ongoing activities of the committee are described. Interested readers are invited to join our community.

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        "Articulating a Vision for Community-Engaged Data Curation in the Digital Humanities"

        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Humanities on July 14th, 2015

        Lydia Zvyagintseva has self-archived "Articulating a Vision for Community-Engaged Data Curation in the Digital Humanities."

        Here's an excerpt:

        The purpose of this study was to identify critical elements in a conceptual model for a community-engaged data curation in the digital humanities, to propose a set of evaluation criteria that would act as guiding principles in pursuing such work in the future, and to explore ways in which community-engaged data curation practice can further the mission of public digital humanities.

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          "The Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress: Challenges for information Practice and Information Policy"

          Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 8th, 2015

          Michael Zimmer has published "The Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress: Challenges for information Practice and Information Policy" in First Monday.

          Here's an excerpt:

          In April 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress and the popular micro-blogging company Twitter announced that every public tweet, since Twitter's inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library and made available to researchers. The Library of Congress' planned digital archive of all public tweets holds great promise for the research community, yet, over five years since its announcement, the archive remains unavailable. This paper explores the challenges faced by the Library that have prevented the timely realization of this valuable archive, divided into two categories: challenges involving practice, such as how to organize the tweets, how to provide useful means of retrieval, how to physically store them; and challenges involving policy, such as the creation of access controls to the archive, whether any information should be censored or restricted, and the broader ethical considerations of the very existence of such an archive, especially privacy and user control.

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            Stewardship of the Evolving Scholarly Record: From the Invisible Hand to Conscious Coordination

            Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Communication on July 6th, 2015

            OCLC Research has released Stewardship of the Evolving Scholarly Record: From the Invisible Hand to Conscious Coordination.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            Key highlights include:

            • As the scholarly record continues to evolve, conscious coordination will become an important organizing principle for stewardship models.
            • Past stewardship models were built on an "invisible hand" approach that relied on the uncoordinated, institution-scale efforts of individual academic libraries acting autonomously to maintain local collections.
            • Future stewardship of the evolving scholarly record requires conscious coordination of context, commitments, specialization, and reciprocity.
            • With conscious coordination, local stewardship efforts leverage scale by collecting more of less.
            • Keys to conscious coordination include right-scaling consolidation, cooperation, and community mix.
            • Reducing transaction costs and building trust facilitate conscious coordination.
            • Incentives to participate in cooperative stewardship activities should be linked to broader institutional priorities.

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              "Examination of Federal Data Management Plan Guidelines"

              Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 3rd, 2015

              Jennifer L. Thoegersen has published "Examination of Federal Data Management Plan Guidelines" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship .

              Here's an excerpt:

              This paper examines federal funding agencies' data management plan guidelines in relation to the broad elements of data management identified by the Interagency Working Group on Digital Data: Description, Impact, Content & Format, Protection, Preservation, Access, and Transfer of Responsibility. Specifically, statements in agencies' guidelines were categorized into the most applicable category (or categories). The representation of each category within each agency's guidelines was addressed, and the statements falling in each category were analyzed. Some categories, including Access and Preservation, were represented in all or nearly all of the guidelines examined. Other categories-Impact and Transfer of Responsibility-were rarely addressed.

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                "Project to Production: Digital Preservation at the Houses of Parliament, 2010-2020"

                Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 2nd, 2015

                Christopher Fryer has published "Project to Production: Digital Preservation at the Houses of Parliament, 2010-2020" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

                Here's an excerpt:

                The Parliamentary Archives is responsible for preserving and providing access to the historical records of the UK Parliament, a collection of national, and indeed international, importance which encompasses a wide range of digital content, created and used in an ever changing environment. Since 2010 a staged project has led to the successful implementation of an operational digital repository. The transition from project to production allows the Parliamentary Archives to reflect on the organisation's progress in digital preservation. However, the deployment of a production digital repository also allows the Parliamentary Archives to outline future goals. The project has demonstrated the viability of implementing digital preservation infrastructure. The challenge remains to embed digital preservation as a business as usual activity.

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                  "Evaluating the Creation and Preservation Challenges of Photogrammetry-based 3D Models"

                  Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 2nd, 2015

                  Michael J. Bennett has self-archived "Evaluating the Creation and Preservation Challenges of Photogrammetry-based 3D Models."

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  Though the roots of photogrammetry can be traced back to photography's earliest days, only recent advances in both digital technology and software applications have put the possibilities of 3D modeling from 2D source images in the hands of the greater cultural heritage community. The possibilities of such 3D digital rendering are many. With these possibilities come unique digital preservation challenges. This study explores basic close-range photogrammetry as applied to sample archival objects. Additionally, the latest BagIt and ZIP-based bundling formats along with repository-based solutions are also surveyed as potential 3D data management and archiving aggregators for resulting 3D models.

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                    Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 5

                    Posted in Bibliographies, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Scholarship Publications on July 1st, 2015

                    Digital Scholarship has released Version 5 of the Research Data Curation Bibliography. This selective bibliography includes over 350 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 "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.

                    Most sources have been published from January 2009 through December 2014; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

                    Abstracts are included in this bibliography if a work is under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY and national/international variations), a Creative Commons public domain dedication (CC0), or a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark and this is clearly indicated in the work (see the "Note on the Inclusion of Abstracts" for more details).

                    It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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                      "Development of a Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Trustworthiness for Digitized Archival Documents"

                      Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories on May 22nd, 2015

                      Devan Rays Donaldson has self-archived "Development of a Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Trustworthiness for Digitized Archival Documents."

                      Here's an excerpt:

                      This dissertation advances scholarship on trustworthiness in three ways. First, it revises an existing conceptual model for trustworthiness perception. Second, it creates an original measurement model for digitized archival document trustworthiness perception-the Digitized Archival Document Trustworthiness Scale (DADTS). Third, it contributes to a deeper understanding of the concept of trustworthiness by providing measurement of the concept in a way that is sensitive to its nuances.

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                        The Digital POWRR Project—A Final Report to the Institute of Museum and Library Services

                        Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on May 20th, 2015

                        Jaime L. Schumacher has self-archived The Digital POWRR Project—A Final Report to the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        The POWRR project investigated and reported on scalable digital preservation (DP) solutions for small and mid-sized institutions often faced with small staff sizes, restricted IT infrastructures, and tight budgets. Its major deliverable, a white paper, has been well-received and widely read. During the investigation, POWRR uncovered the particular challenges and needs of under-resourced institutions and worked to address and overcome obstacles that often prevent practitioners from taking initial steps in preserving digital content. As a result, POWRR also delivered a well-marked, practical path towards sustainable digital stewardship by: creating a graphic-based tool grid that maps the functionalities of 60+ DP tools/services to an OAIS-based curation lifecycle; developing and teaching a pragmatic, hands-on workshops across the country on the initial steps necessary to accession digital content and how to realistically approach developing a DP program; and producing case studies, collaboration models, and other tools to aid smaller institutions in their DP efforts.

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