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

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

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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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Digital Repositories & Records Archivist at University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is recruiting a Digital Repositories & Records Archivist.

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The Digital Repositories & Records Archivist builds the University Libraries' growing digital repository programs that include the University of Minnesota's institutional repository, the University Digital Conservancy (UDC); the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM) for the Libraries' Data Management & Curation Initiative; and the electronic records program of the University of Minnesota Archives within the broader context of the Archives & Special Collections strategic effort in digital archives.

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

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

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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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Digital Curation News (7/1/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement

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Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies at University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting an Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies.

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Define and articulate vision and strategic directions for UT Libraries information technology to advance UT Libraries' mission and vision in a dynamic environment, participate in executive level decision making processes, oversee budget allocations, and engage with external collaborators

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Curator of Digital Collections at Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School is recruiting a Curator of Digital Collections.

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  • Oversees all born-digital materials collected by HSC, whether acquired though manuscript acquisitions, Red Set collection development, or other means.
  • Leads and collaborates in acquiring, processing, managing, preserving, and making accessible born-digital materials.
  • Develops, updates and upholds policies and procedures for life-cycle management of born-digital materials.
  • Works with BitCurator to create forensic disk images of media acquired through manuscript donations.
  • Investigates technologies for managing, processing, and facilitating access to born-digital materials.
  • Serves as HSC's liaison for digital archives issues within HLSL, HLS, the Harvard Library, and the broader community.
  • Participates in efforts to implement web and e-mail archiving programs.

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Digital Library Data Curation Developer at University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is recruiting a Digital Library Data Curation Developer.

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The Hesburgh Libraries is seeking a passionate software developer to join our Digital Library Technology Unit in support of digital library and research data curation services. With an emphasis on data curation, the individual will design and develop digital library frameworks and applications in areas such as controlled vocabularies, digital collections, digital content harvesting. Within science, engineering, and the social sciences, the individual will work with librarians, campus partners, and researchers to embed research data curation tools and workflows into active research projects for archiving and sharing data in our institutional repository CurateND (http://curate.nd.edu), or other relevant community repositories.

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Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 5

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.