Digital Curation Resource Guide
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Houston: Digital Scholarship, 2012
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.
This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files). Use the PDF version of this bibliography for printing.
Resource links are subject to change. URLs may alter without warning (or automatic forwarding) or they may disappear altogether.
Another useful guide is Digital Preservation in a Box by the Outreach Working Group of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance and its community of users.
Certificate in Digital Curation (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), http://sils.unc.edu/programs/certificates/digital_curation
Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science (Syracuse University), http://ischool.syr.edu/academics/graduate/datascience/index.aspx
Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Preservation (Kent State University), http://www.kent.edu/slis/programs/upload/cas-dp-guidesheet_2011.pdf
Certificate of Advanced Study with a specialization in digital archiving (University of Texas at Austin), http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/programs/specializations/#Archives
Digital Curation Certificate (University of Maine), http://digitalcuration.umaine.edu/
Data Curation Curriculum Search, http://cirssweb.lis.illinois.edu/DCCourseScan1/index.html
Digital Stewardship Certificate (Simmons College), http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/academics/programs/certificate/dsc.php
Graduate Certificate in Digital Information Management (University of Arizona), http://digin.arizona.edu/
Master of Science, Records Management and Digital Preservation (University of Dundee), http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cais/rmir/
Master of Science in Information, Preservation of Information specialization (University of Michigan), http://www.si.umich.edu/academics/msi/preservation-information-pi
Master of Science in Information Management & Preservation (Digital) (University of Glasgow), https://bit.ly/3lPAsqA
Master of Science: Specialization in Data Curation (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/ms/data_curation
Discussion Lists and Groups
Digital Curation Google Group, https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/digital-curation
Digital Curation LinkedIn Group, http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Digital-Curation-4158855
File Formats and Guidelines
CDL Digital File Format Recommendations: Master Production Files, http://www.cdlib.org/gateways/docs/cdl_dffr.pdf
Digitization Guidelines (University of Virginia Library), http://guides.lib.virginia.edu/content.php?pid=40437&sid=297543
Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative, http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/
File Formats & Guidelines (Harvard Library Technology Services), http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/digpres/guidance.html
File Formats Table (UK Data Archive), http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/create-manage/format/formats-table
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Digital Audio and Video Records (National Archives), http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/initiatives/dav-faq.html
Guidelines for a Long-term Preservation Strategy for Digital Reproductions and Metadata (Digitising Contemporary Art project), https://bit.ly/3aURFbD
Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects (Web Edition) (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives), http://www.iasa-web.org/tc04/audio-preservation
Guides to Good Practice (Archaeology Data Service and Digital Antiquity), http://guides.archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/g2gp/Main
Mediapedia: Physical Format Carrier Resource, http://mediapedia.nla.gov.au/home.php
Sustainability of Digital Formats: Planning for Library of Congress Collections, http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/descriptions.shtml
Technical Guidelines for Digital Cultural Content Creation Programmes (MINERVA EC), http://www.minervaeurope.org/publications/MINERVA%20TG%202.0.pdf
Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR), http://udfr.org/
VideoPreservation Website, http://videopreservation.conservation-us.org/index.html
AHDS Digital Preservation Glossary, http://www.ahds.ac.uk/preservation/preservation-glossary.pdf
Digital Preservation Glossary (University of Michigan Library), http://www.lib.umich.edu/preservation-and-conservation/digital-preservation/digital-preservation-glossary
Glossary (Digital Curation Centre), http://www.dcc.ac.uk/digital-curation/glossary
Glossary (ICPSR), https://bit.ly/3vpuIHl
A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (The Society of American Archivists), http://www.archivists.org/glossary/
Glossary of Metadata Standards (Jenn Riley), https://bit.ly/3ASh00D
Glossary of Terms (Archives New Zealand), http://archives.govt.nz/advice/continuum-resource-kit/glossary
Introduction—Definitions and Concepts (Digital Preservation Coalition), https://bit.ly/3jdkswQ
Metadata Standards and Vocabularies
ANSI/NISO Z39.85-2007, The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, https://bit.ly/3lPBbIk
ANSI/NISO Z39.87-2006, Data Dictionary—Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images, http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/project/details.php?project_id=69
Astronomy Visualization Metadata (AVM) Standard, http://www.virtualastronomy.org/AVM_DRAFTVersion1.1_rlh27.pdf
audioMD and videoMD, http://www.loc.gov/standards/amdvmd/index.html
Categories for the Description of Works of Art, https://bit.ly/3jg4Ybn
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata, http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/metadata/base-metadata/index_html
Darwin Core, http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/index.htm
Data Documentation Initiative, http://www.ddialliance.org/
DCMI Specifications, http://dublincore.org/specifications/
Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, http://gcmd.nasa.gov/User/difguide/difman.html
Ecological Metadata Language, http://knb.ecoinformatics.org/software/eml/
ETD-MS v1.1: An Interoperability Metadata Standard for Electronic Theses and Dissertations, http://www.ndltd.org/standards/metadata
Fedora Object XML (FOXML), http://fedora-commons.org/download/2.0/userdocs/digitalobjects/introFOXML.html
ISO 15836:2009, Information and Documentation—The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=52142
ISO 19115:2003: Geographic information—Metadata, http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=26020
ISO 23081-2:2009, Information and Documentation—Managing Metadata for Records—Part 2: Conceptual And Implementation Issues, http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=50863
Mathematical Markup Language (MathML), http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/
Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard (METS), http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/
Metadata for Images in XML Standard (MIX), http://www.loc.gov/standards/mix/
Metadata Implementation Guidelines for Digitised Contemporary Artworks (Digitising Contemporary Art project), https://bit.ly/3lTM1gy
Metadata Models, Interoperability Gaps and Extensions to Preservation Metadata Standards (covers AV metadata), https://bit.ly/30wTg5z
Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS): http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/
Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange, http://www.openarchives.org/ore/
PBCore, Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary Project, http://www.pbcore.org/
Preservation Metadata Maintenance Activity (PREMIS), Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/
Registry Interchange Format—Collections and Services (RIF-CS), http://globalregistries.org/rifcs.html
Scholarly Works Application Profile, https://bit.ly/2Z81G39
Seeing Standards: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe (Jenn Riley), http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/~jenlrile/metadatamap/
SEPIADES. Recommendations for Cataloguing Photographic Collections, http://www.ica.org/7363/paag-resources/sepiades-recommendations-for-cataloguing-photographic-collections.html
Standards at the Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/standards/
TEI: Text Encoding Initiative, http://www.tei-c.org/index.xml
VRA Core, http://www.vraweb.org/projects/vracore4/index.html
DCC Curation Lifecycle Model (Digital Curation Centre), http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/curation-lifecycle-model
"DCC&U: An Extended Digital Curation Lifecycle Model," http://www.ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/view/100
ISO 14721:2003, Space Data and Information Transfer Systems —Open Archival Information System —Reference Model (OAIS), http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=24683
The Open Archival Information System Reference Model: Introductory Guide, http://www.dpconline.org/docs/lavoie_OAIS.pdf
Research Data Lifecycle (UK Data Archive), http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/create-manage/life-cycle
Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models, http://opus.bath.ac.uk/28587/
Alliance for Preservation Access, http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.org/
Australian National Data Service, http://ands.org.au/index.html
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), http://www.clir.org/
Data Conservancy, http://dataconservancy.org/
Digital Curation Centre, http://www.dcc.ac.uk/
Digital Preservation Coalition, http://www.dpconline.org/
Digital Preservation Outreach & Education, Library of Congress, http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/education/
e-Depot, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, http://www.kb.nl/hrd/dd/index-en.html
Independent Media Arts Preservation, Inc. (IMAP), http://www.imappreserve.org/
International Internet Preservation Consortium, http://www.netpreserve.org/
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/curation/index.jsp
National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress, http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/
National Digital Stewardship Alliance, http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/
Open Planets Foundation, http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/
UK Data Archive, http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/
University of California Curation Center, http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/
BU Libraries Digital Preservation Policy (Boston University Libraries), http://www.bu.edu/dioa/digital-common/boston-university-libraries-digital-preservation-policy/
Cornell University Library Digital Preservation Policy Framework, http://hdl.handle.net/1813/11230
Digital Preservation Policies Study, http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/reports/2008/jiscpolicyfinalreport.aspx
Digital Preservation Policy (Dartmouth College Library), http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/about/policies/preservation.html
Digital Preservation Policy (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah), http://www.lib.utah.edu/collections/digital/digital-preservation.php
Digital Preservation Policy (Library and Archives of Canada), http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/digital-initiatives/012018-2000.01-e.html
Digital Preservation Policy (University of Texas at Arlington), http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1967
Digital Preservation Policy (Yale University Library), http://www.library.yale.edu/iac/DPC/final1.html
Digital Preservation Policy for the State and University Library, Denmark, https://bit.ly/3aRLTI1
IDEALS Digital Preservation Policy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), https://bit.ly/3FXoNhy
JScholarship Digital Preservation Policy (Johns Hopkins University), https://bit.ly/3peAVVe
Policy for Preservation of Digital Resources (Columbia University Libraries), https://bit.ly/3FWQSp8
Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) Digital Preservation Policy, https://bit.ly/30rJamv
ResearchWorks Archive Digital Preservation Policy (University of Washington Libraries), http://digital.lib.washington.edu/policy-preservation.html
University Digital Conservancy Preservation Policy (University of Minnesota), http://conservancy.umn.edu/pol-preservation.jsp
University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Digital Preservation Policy, http://www.library.umass.edu/assets/aboutus/attachments/University-of-Massachusetts-Amherst-Libraries-Digital-Preservation-Policy3-18-2011-templated.pdf
Research Data Management
Citing Data (Dryad), http://wiki.datadryad.org/Citing_Data
Data Management for Researchers (Australian National Data Service), http://ands.org.au/researchers/manage-data.html
Data Management Plan Templates (Columbia University Libraries/Information Services), http://scholcomm.columbia.edu/data-management/data-management-plan-templates/
Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans (ICPSR), http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/ICPSR/dmp/index.html
Edinburgh University Data Library Research Data Management Handbook, http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/docs/data-library/EUDL_RDM_Handbook.pdf
Managing and Sharing Data: Best Practice for Researchers (UK Data Archive), http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/media/2894/managingsharing.pdf
Primer on Data Management: What You Always Wanted to Know (DataOne), https://bit.ly/2Z28U8w
Resources for Data Management Planning (ARL), http://www.arl.org/rtl/eresearch/escien/nsf/nsfresources.shtml
Serials and Blogs
Digital Preservation Newsletter, http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/
International Journal of Digital Curation, http://www.ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/index
e-Science Community Blog, http://esciencecommunity.umassmed.edu/
JISC Beginner's Guide to Digital Preservation, http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/jisc-bgdp/
The Signal: Digital Preservation, http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/
What's New (Digital Preservation Coalition), http://dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new
Services and Vendor Software
Controlled LOCKSS (CLOCKSS), http://www.clockss.org/clockss/
Digital Archive, http://www.oclc.org/digitalarchive/
Digital Preservation Network, http://d-p-n.org/
EASY (Electronic Archiving System), https://easy.dans.knaw.nl/ui/home
Internet Archive, http://archive.org/index.php
LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), http://www.lockss.org/
MetaArchive Cooperative, http://www.metaarchive.org/the-cooperative
MIXED (Migration to Intermediate XML for Electronic Data), https://sites.google.com/a/datanetworkservice.nl/mixed/
OCLC Digital Archive, http://www.oclc.org/digitalarchive/
Web Harvester, http://www.oclc.org/webharvester/
Software and Tools
ACE (Auditing Control Environment), https://wiki.umiacs.umd.edu/adapt/index.php/Ace
BAT: BnfArcTools, http://bibnum.bnf.fr/downloads/bat/
Checksum Checker, http://sourceforge.net/projects/checksumchecker/
CINCH (Capture Ingest Checksum), http://cinch.nclive.org/Cinch/
Collaborative Assessment of Research Data Infrastructure and Objectives (CARDIO), http://cardio.dcc.ac.uk/
DAITSS (Digital Preservation Repository Software), http://daitss.fcla.edu/
Data Accessioner, http://library.duke.edu/uarchives/about/tools/data-accessioner.html
Dataverse Network, http://thedata.org/home
Dependency Discovery Tool, http://sourceforge.net/projects/officeddt/
Digital Preservation Recorder, http://sourceforge.net/projects/dpr/
Digital Preservation Software Platform, http://dpsp.sourceforge.net/
Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA), http://www.repositoryaudit.eu/
DMP Online, https://dmponline.dcc.ac.uk/
ECHO DEPository: Exploring Collaborations to Harness Objects with a Digital Environment for Preservation, http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/partners/echodep.html
EMET: Embedded Metadata Extraction Tool, http://www.artstor.org/global/g-html/download-emet-public.html
Emulation Framework, http://emuframework.sourceforge.net/
Fedora Repository, http://www.fedora-commons.org/
File Information Tool Set (FITS), http://code.google.com/p/fits/
Global Digital Format Registry, http://www.gdfr.info/download.html
iRODS (Integrated Rule Oriented Data Systems), https://www.irods.org/index.php/Downloads
JHOVE (JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment), http://sourceforge.net/projects/jhove/
Library of Congress Transfer Tools, http://loc-xferutils.sourceforge.net/
L-Store (Logistical Storage), http://www.lstore.org/pwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Download.HomePage
LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), http://sourceforge.net/projects/lockss/
Metadata Extraction Tool, http://www.natlib.govt.nz/services/get-advice/digital-libraries/metadata-extraction-tool/?searchterm=metadata%20extraction
METS Java Toolkit, http://hul.harvard.edu/mets/
Package Manager, http://twiki.dcc.rl.ac.uk/bin/view/Main/PackagingTools
Planets Digital Preservation Suite, http://sourceforge.net/projects/planets-suite/
PREMIS in METS Toolbox, http://pim.fcla.edu/
RESTful Bag Server Implementation, https://scm.umiacs.umd.edu/redmine/adapt/projects/ingestion
SIARD (Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases), http://www.bar.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/00823/00825/index.html?lang=en
The Sleuth Kit, http://www.sleuthkit.org/
Wayback Machine, http://archive-access.sourceforge.net/projects/wayback/
Web Archives Workbench, http://sourceforge.net/projects/webarchivwkbnch/
Web Curator Tool, http://webcurator.sourceforge.net/
WERA (Web Archive Access), http://archive-access.sourceforge.net/projects/wera/
Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program (Society of American Archivists), http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das
Digital Curation Training for All (Digital Curation Centre), http://www.dcc.ac.uk/training
Data Management Courses and Training (Digital Curation Centre), http://www.dcc.ac.uk/node/8975
Research Data MANTRA, http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra/index.html
Training (Digital Preservation Coalition), http://www.dpconline.org/training
Training Opportunities (Digital Preservation Outreach & Education), http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/education/courses/index.html
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies
Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works. Houston: Digital Scholarship, 2012. http://digital-scholarship.org/dcbw/dcb.htm
———. Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011. Houston: Digital Scholarship, 2011. http://digital-scholarship.org/iretd/iretd2011.htm
———. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010. Houston: Digital Scholarship, 2011. http://digital-scholarship.org/sepb/annual/sepb2010.htm
———. Research Data Curation Bibliography. Houston: Digital Scholarship, 2012. http://digital-scholarship.org/rdcb/rdcb.htm
Appendix B. About the Author
Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is the publisher of Digital Scholarship. He has over 30 years of information and instructional technology experience, including 24 years of managerial experience in academic libraries. From 2004 to 2007, he was the Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development at the University of Houston Libraries. From 1987 to 2003, he served as Assistant Dean/Director for Systems at the University of Houston Libraries.
Previously, he served as Head, Systems and Research Services at the Health Sciences Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Systems Librarian at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University; User Documentation Specialist at the OCLC Online Computer Library Center; and Media Library Manager at the Learning Resources Center, SUNY College at Oswego. For more details, see the "Brief Resume of Charles W. Bailey, Jr."
Bailey has been an open access publisher for over 23 years. In 1989, Bailey established PACS-L, a mailing list about public-access computers in libraries, and The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, the first open access journal in the field of library and information science. He served as PACS-L Moderator until November 1991 and as Editor-in-Chief of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review until the end of 1996.
In 1990, Bailey and Dana Rooks established Public-Access Computer Systems News, an electronic newsletter, and Bailey co-edited this publication until 1992.
In 1992, he founded the PACS-P mailing list for announcing the publication of selected e-serials, and he moderated this list until 2007.
In 1996, he established the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB), an open access book that has been updated 80 times.
In 2001, he added the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, which announces relevant new publications, to SEPB.
In 2001, he was selected as a team member of Current Cites, and he has subsequently been a frequent contributor of reviews to this monthly e-serial.
In 2005, he published the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-prints and Open Access Journals with the Association of Research Libraries (also a website).
In 2005, Bailey established Digital Scholarship (http://digital-scholarship.org/), which provides information and commentary about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues. Digital Scholarship's digital publications are open access. Publications are under versions of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.
He also established DigitalKoans, a weblog that covers the same topics as Digital Scholarship.
From February 2005 through August 2012, Bailey published the following books: the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annual Edition (2009), Digital Scholarship 2009 (2010), Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography (2010,), the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 (2011), the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 (2011), the Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 (2011), and the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works (2012).
During this period, Bailey also published and updated the following bibliographies as websites with links to freely available works: the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (1996-2011), the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography (2005-2012), the Google Books Bibliography (2005-2011), the Institutional Repository Bibliography (2009-2011), the Open Access Journals Bibliography (2010), the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography (2010-2011), the E-science and Academic Libraries Bibliography (2011), and the Research Data Curation Bibliography (2012).
In 2011, he established the LinkedIn Digital Curation Group.
For more details, see the "Digital Scholarship Publications Overview."
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.
In 1973, Bailey won a Wallace Stevens Poetry Award. He is the author of The Cave of Hypnos: Early Poems, which includes several poems that won that award.
Bailey has written over 30 papers about digital copyright, expert systems, institutional repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other topics. See the "Selected Publications of Charles W. Bailey, Jr." for a more complete description of his publications.
He has served on the editorial boards of Information Technology and Libraries, Library Software Review, and Reference Services Review.
He holds master's degrees in information and library science and instructional media and technology.
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