Thursday, August 21, 2008

Digital Curation

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina will run its second digital curation curriculum symposium entitled "DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects". This is part of the Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr) project. According to their announcement, the primary goals of the project are to develop a graduate‐level curricular framework, course modules, and experiential components to prepare students for digital curation in various environments. Based on the definition in Wikipedia digital curation is the curation, preservation, maintenance, and collection and archiving of digital assets and is the process of establishing and developing long term repositories of digital assets for current and future reference by researchers, scientists, and historians, and scholars generally. Digital curation entails collecting verifiable digital assets, providing digital asset search and retrieval, certification of the trustworthiness and integrity of the collection content, and semantic and ontological continuity and comparability of the collection content. If you are interested to learn more about this issue you can have a look at “What is Digital Curation?”.