Article: "Digital Curation: The Emergence of a New Discipline"
Title: “Digital Curation: The Emergence of a New Discipline (11 pages; PDF)
by Sarah Higgins
Source: International Journal of Digital Curation Vol 6, No 2 (2011)
In the mid 1990s UK digital preservation activity concentrated on ensuring the survival of digital material – spurred on by the US report Preserving Digital Information (The Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information, 1996) and developed through JISC-funded activities. Technical developments and a maturing understanding of organisational activity and workflow saw the emphasis move to ensuring the access, use and reuse of digital materials throughout their lifecycle. Digital Curation emerged as a new discipline supported through the activities of the UK’s Digital Curation Centre and a number of EU 6th Framework Projects. Digital Curation is now embedded in both practice and research; with the development of tools, and the foundation of a number of support units and academic educators offering training and furthering research.
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See Also: New Issue Alert: International Journal of Digital Curation: Vol 6, No 2 (2011)
See Also: “Preserving Digital Information”
Report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information
commissioned by The Commission on Preservation and Access and
The Research Libraries Group
May 1, 1996
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