May 18, 2022

New: Video of ARL Archived Webcast: "New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation"

The webcast took place on April 7, 2011 and runs about one hour.  The program was a “complement” to “Digital Curation for Preservation” report that ARL published in mid-March.

From an ARL Announcement About the Report and Webcast:

The webcast will feature [the authors of  New Roles for New Times along with] a reactor panel that will explore and expand on key findings and recommendations in the report.

Authored by Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation. The authors consider a “promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,” describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered.

Access the Complete ARL Report (PDF)

Access the Webcast Video (via YouTube)

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