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Guidelines for a Long-Term Preservation Strategy for Digital Reproductions and Metadata

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digitization, Metadata on March 18th, 2012

The Digitising Contemporary Art project has released Guidelines for a Long-Term Preservation Strategy for Digital Reproductions and Metadata.

Here's an excerpt:

These Guidelines for a long-term preservation strategy for digital reproductions and metadata explains how to preserve digital materials such as text, images and video. It gives a theoretical introduction to the subject as well as practical examples of how to manage a collection of digitised and born-digital artworks. . . .

These Guidelines are intended to be used by participants of the DCA project, but can also be used by other institutions in the process of digitising their collections. The different elements of digital preservation are explained in a basic and accessible way that is not too technical. Together with some examples from real life situations and recommendations for practical tools, this approach should give the basics needed for collection managers to create a suitable preservation policy and plan. It is important to keep in mind that digital preservation is a continuous process that has to be regularly re-evaluated by the collecting institution.

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    Special Issue of D-Lib Magazine on Web Archiving

    Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 15th, 2012

    D-Lib Magazine has published a special issue on Web archiving.

    Articles include:

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      NEH Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants

      Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Grants on March 14th, 2012

      The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting proposals for its Preservation and Access Research and Development grants program.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      NEH especially encourages applications that address the following topics:

      • Digital Preservation: how to preserve digital humanities materials, including born-digital materials;
      • Recorded Sound and Moving Image Collections: how to preserve and increase access to the record of the twentieth century contained in these formats; and
      • Preventive Conservation: how to protect humanities collections and slow their deterioration through the use of sustainable preservation strategies.

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        G. Sayeed Choudhury Given 2012 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library Technology

        Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, People in the News on March 13th, 2012

        G. Sayeed Choudhury has been given the 2012 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library Technology.

        Here's an excerpt from the press release:

        Mr. Choudhury was selected by the award jury for his leadership in the field of data curation through the National Science Foundation-supported Data Conservancy project, which expands the capabilities of research libraries in serving researchers and the institutions of which they are a part, and for his ongoing impact on the field of librarianship in applying the principles of librarianship to the curation and preservation of digital data. He is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of Operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins. In addition, he is a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Council, the DuraSpace Board and a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

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          "The Informatics Transform: Re-engineering Libraries for the Data Decade"

          Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 13th, 2012

          Liz Lyon has published "The Informatics Transform: Re-engineering Libraries for the Data Decade" in the latest issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation.

          Here's an excerpt:

          In this paper, Liz Lyon explores how libraries can re-shape to better reflect the requirements and challenges of today's data-centric research landscape. The Informatics Transform presents five assertions as potential pathways to change, which will help libraries to re-position, re-profile, and re-structure to better address research data management challenges. The paper deconstructs the institutional research lifecycle and describes a portfolio of ten data support services which libraries can deliver to support the research lifecycle phases. Institutional roles and responsibilities for research data management are also unpacked, building on the framework from the earlier Dealing with Data Report. Finally, the paper examines critical capacity and capability challenges and proposes some innovative steps to addressing the significant skills gaps.

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            "Digital Curation and the Cloud"

            Posted in Cloud Computing/SaaS, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 11th, 2012

            Brian Aitken, Patrick McCann, Andrew McHugh, Kerry Miller have self-archived "Digital Curation and the Cloud" in Enlighten.

            Here's an excerpt:

            Digital curation involves a wide range of activities, many of which could benefit from cloud deployment to a greater or lesser extent. These range from infrequent, resource-intensive tasks which benefit from the ability to rapidly provision resources to day-to-day collaborative activities which can be facilitated by networked cloud services. Associated benefits are offset by risks such as loss of data or service level, legal and governance incompatibilities and transfer bottlenecks. There is considerable variability across both risks and benefits according to the service and deployment models being adopted and the context in which activities are performed. Some risks, such as legal liabilities, are mitigated by the use of alternative, e.g., private cloud models, but this is typically at the expense of benefits such as resource elasticity and economies of scale. Infrastructure as a Service model may provide a basis on which more specialised software services may be provided.

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              Harvard Library to Deposit about 200,000 Public Domain Volumes in HathiTrust

              Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Public Domain on March 7th, 2012

              The Harvard Library will deposit about 200,000 public domain volumes in HathiTrust.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              The Harvard Library will deposit approximately 200,000 public domain volumes in HathiTrust, a shared digital repository for published materials. This follows Harvard's first deposit of approximately 53,000 volumes in HathiTrust in 2011.

              "The Harvard Library is committed to collaboration and easing access to its materials. Partnerships like this create significant opportunities for research libraries to lead during a period of rapid changes in higher education and scholarship in the digital age, and for researchers to benefit from their initiative" said Mary Lee Kennedy, Harvard's senior associate provost for the Library.

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                A New Day for Website Archiving 2.0

                Posted in Copyright, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on February 23rd, 2012

                The Association of Research Libraries has released A New Day for Website Archiving 2.0.

                Here's an excerpt:

                A central issue in the fair use analysis is whether the use is "transformative." Campbell v. Acuff-Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 579 (1994). In the website archiving context, the question is whether a library's reproduction and subsequent display of entire websites without material alteration is "transformative." The case law and legal opinions discussed below all indicate that library website archiving for the purpose of preservation and scholarship is transformative as that term is used by courts in the fair use context.

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                  Data Curation Curriculum Search Engine

                  Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on February 22nd, 2012

                  The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship has made the Data Curation Curriculum Search engine available.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  The Data Curation Curriculum Search is a database of programs and courses covering data curation and closely related fields. The tool and all research has been conducted by the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. This site is part of the broader impacts goals of the Data Conservancy project, a National Science Foundation collaboration under the Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners (DataNet) program under the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. The larger Data Conservancy vision entails scientific data curation as a means to collect, organize, validate, and preserve data so that researchers can address research challenges facing society as a whole. To help further this vision, this site was designed to:

                  • help researchers, administrators, and educators understand more generally the scope of education in the data curation area;
                  • support the search for collaborators in the area of data curation;
                  • help determine how peers are defining key terms across institutions; and
                  • as an awareness and potential research tool.

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                    Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models

                    Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 21st, 2012

                    Alex Ball has self-archived Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models in the University of Bath institutional repository.

                    Here's an excerpt:

                    The importance of lifecycle models is that they provide a structure for considering the many operations that will need to be performed on a data record throughout its life. Many curatorial actions can be made considerably easier if they have been prepared for in advance – even at or before the point of record creation. For example, a repository can be more certain of the preservation actions it can perform if the rights and licensing status of the data has already been clarified, and researchers are more likely to be able to detail the methodologies and workflows they used if they record them at the time.

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                      Preserving Email

                      Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 19th, 2012

                      The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preserving Email.

                      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                      Gareth Knight of King's College London welcomed the report. 'Preserving Email provides an excellent overview of the topic, drawing together observations made in a number of research projects to provide a succinct overview of the legal, technical, and cultural issues that must be addressed to ensure that these digital assets can be curated and preserved in the long-term. Its conclusion, providing a set of pragmatic, easy-to-understand recommendations that individuals and institutions may apply to better manage their email archive, highlights the complexity of email preservation. It also sends a clear message that it is something that everyone can perform.'

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                        Data-Intensive Research: Community Capability Model Framework (Consultation Draft)

                        Posted in Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 12th, 2012

                        The Community Capability Model for Data-Intensive Research project has released a consultation draft of the Community Capability Model Framework.

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        The Community Capability Model Framework is a tool developed by UKOLN, University of Bath, and Microsoft Research to assist institutions, research funders and researchers in growing the capability of their communities to perform data-­-intensive research by

                        • profiling the current readiness or capability of the community,
                        • indicating priority areas for change and investment, and
                        • developing roadmaps for achieving a target state of readiness.

                        The Framework is comprised of eight capability factors representing human, technical and environmental issues. Within each factor are a series of community characteristics that are relevant for determining the capability or readiness of that community to perform data- intensive research.

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