May 26, 2022

New Article: “Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements”

The following peer-reviewed article appears in the latest issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation.


Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements


Jeonghyun Kim
College of Information , University of North Texas

Edward Warga
College of Information, University of North Texas

William Moen
College of Information, University of North Texas


International Journal of Digital Curation
Vol. 8, No. 1  (2013)


With digital curation’s increasingly important role in the fast-paced and data-intensive information environment, there is a need to identify a set of competencies for professionals in this growing field. As part of a curriculum development project funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, a total of 173 job advertisements posted between October 2011 and April 2012 were collected from various sources to take into account varying types of professionals in the field of digital curation across North America. Position title, institution types and location, educational background, experience, knowledge and skills, and duties were examined and analyzed. The results of the analysis show that digital curation jobs are characterized by a complex interplay of various skills and knowledge. The findings of this study present emerging requirements for a qualified workforce in the field of digital curation

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