Who Does Digital Curation?       Roles & Responsibilities                                  DigCCurr Professional Institute...
Source    SOURCE: Digital Curation Centre: Roles.     http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/roles
DIVERSITY OF SETTINGS• Professional context:  – E.g., Archivist, Librarian• Disciplinary  – E.g., History, Physics• Instit...
CURATION IN PRACTICE• Developing and implementing policies• Analyzing digital content to determine what  services can be p...
hiring for digital curation
THE DIGCCURR FAMILY TREE
SAMPLE JOB TITLES•   Digitization Assistant                •   Electronic Records Manager•   Research Programmer (2)      ...
professional competencies
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES•   Personal attributes•   Interpersonal skills•   Technical skills•   Administration and managem...
DIGCCURR I PRODUCTS• High ‐Level Categories of Digital Curation  Functions• Matrix of Digital Curation Knowledge and  Comp...
DIGITAL CURATION FUNCTIONS & SKILLS• 24 High-level functional categories across six  activity areas:  – Technical infrastr...
HIGH LEVEL FUNCTIONS•   Administration                        •   Management•   Advocacy & outreach                   •   ...
Meta-level Functions• Analysis and documentation of curation  functions• Evaluation and audit of curation functions• R&D t...
JOB DESCRIPTION ELEMENTS•   What to be done•   Why it is being done•   And what are the anticipated outcomes•   Use explic...
INTERNSHIPS/PRACTICUMS
Slide 35 | 36SourcesHarvey, R. (2010). Digital curation: A how-to-do-it manual (#170). New York: Neal-Schuman.JISC & Brunt...
Slide 36 | 36Merci.CAROLYN HANKEmail: carolyn.hank@mcgill.caPhone: 514-398-4684                                     Roles ...
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Event: Module presented at DigCCurr Professional Institute (May 15-20, 2011 & January 4-5, 2012), Chapel Hill, NC; Date of presentation: May 18, 2011.

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(May 2011) Who Does Digital Curation?: Roles and Responsibilities

  1. 1. Who Does Digital Curation? Roles & Responsibilities DigCCurr Professional Institute May 15-20, 2011 & January 4-5, 2012 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA Carolyn Hank May 18,2011 Start: 10:45am End: 11:15amDigCCurr Professional Institute
  2. 2. Source SOURCE: Digital Curation Centre: Roles. http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/roles
  3. 3. DIVERSITY OF SETTINGS• Professional context: – E.g., Archivist, Librarian• Disciplinary – E.g., History, Physics• Institutional/Organizational – Academic, Corporate, Government
  4. 4. CURATION IN PRACTICE• Developing and implementing policies• Analyzing digital content to determine what services can be provided from it• Providing advice to producers and consumers• Supporting ingest of deposits to a repository• Enabling use and reuse• Enabling discovery and retrieval• Preservation planning• Promoting interoperability SOURCE: Harvey (2010)
  5. 5. hiring for digital curation
  6. 6. THE DIGCCURR FAMILY TREE
  7. 7. SAMPLE JOB TITLES• Digitization Assistant • Electronic Records Manager• Research Programmer (2) • Senior Advisor, Electronic Records• Applications Programmer • Archivist• Digital Preservation System • Archivist/Reference Librarian Administrator • Archival Engineer• Research Data Specialist • Project Archivist for Special• Digital Collections Research Collections Assistant • Digital Archivist (2)• Digital Preservation Specialist (2) • Assistant Archivist• Digital Preservation Researcher • Digital Library Program Assistant• Digital Technologies Manager • Multimedia and Metadata• Digital Projects Librarian Librarian• Digital Imaging Librarian • Cataloger• Digital Services Librarian • Technical Manager (2)• Head of Preservation • Information Technology Specialist• Content Management Analyst SOURCE: Tibbo, Hank & Lee (2008)
  8. 8. professional competencies
  9. 9. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES• Personal attributes• Interpersonal skills• Technical skills• Administration and management skills• Core ILS course background• Practical experience SOURCE: Tibbo, Hank & Lee (2008)
  10. 10. DIGCCURR I PRODUCTS• High ‐Level Categories of Digital Curation Functions• Matrix of Digital Curation Knowledge and Competencies• Carolina Digital Curation Fellowship Program SOURCE: DigCCurr Project Website. http://www.ils.unc.edu/digccurr/products.html
  11. 11. DIGITAL CURATION FUNCTIONS & SKILLS• 24 High-level functional categories across six activity areas: – Technical infrastructure – Information resource treatment – Metadata treatment – Human interaction – Strategies, prioritization, and judgments – Administration Source: Lee (2009). Matrix of Digital Curation Knowledge and Competencies
  12. 12. HIGH LEVEL FUNCTIONS• Administration • Management• Advocacy & outreach • Preservation planning &• Analysis & characterization of implementation digital objects/packages • Production• Analysis & evaluation of producer • Purchasing & managing licenses information environment • Reference & user support• Archival storage • Selection, appraisal & disposition• Common services • Systems engineering &• Collaboration, coordination & development contracting with external actors • Transfer• Data management • Transformation of digital• Description, organization & objects/packages intellectual control • Use, reuse & adding value to• Destruction & removal accessed information• Identifying, locating, & harvesting • Validation & quality control of• Ingest digital objects/packages
  13. 13. Meta-level Functions• Analysis and documentation of curation functions• Evaluation and audit of curation functions• R&D to support curation functions• Education and sharing of expertise and guidance on curation functions
  14. 14. JOB DESCRIPTION ELEMENTS• What to be done• Why it is being done• And what are the anticipated outcomes• Use explicit terminology• See Job Description Mapping Tool Source: JISC & Brunton Consultancy (2009)
  15. 15. INTERNSHIPS/PRACTICUMS
  16. 16. Slide 35 | 36SourcesHarvey, R. (2010). Digital curation: A how-to-do-it manual (#170). New York: Neal-Schuman.JISC & Brunton Consultancy (2009, March). Recruitment toolkit for JISC Digital Repository Projects (Version 1.1). http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/themes/informationenvironment/recruitment.aspxLee, C.A. (2009, June 17). Matrix of digital curation knowledge and competencies (overview), version 13. http://www.ils.unc.edu/digccurr/digccurr-matrix.htmlTibbo, H.R., Hank, C., & Lee, C.A. (2008). Challenges, curricula, and competencies: Researcher and practitioner perspectives for informing the development of a digital curation curriculum. In Archiving 2008: Final Program and Proceedings (pp. 234-238). Springfield, VA: Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Roles and Responsibilities DigCCurr Professional Institute May 18, 2011 /Carolyn Hank
  17. 17. Slide 36 | 36Merci.CAROLYN HANKEmail: carolyn.hank@mcgill.caPhone: 514-398-4684 Roles and Responsibilities DigCCurr Professional Institute May 18, 2011 /Carolyn Hank
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