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E. Bryan Digital curation of digital cultural assets- Mutual interest of ALaRMMs [CARIFESTAXXXIII]

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The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Barbados, will host the CARIFESTA XIII Symposium entitled “The Caribbean, the Arts and the Cultural Industries: Negotiating Tradition, Aesthetics, Economics and Legacy.”

The Symposium was hosted at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, from 19-23 August 2017.

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E. Bryan Digital curation of digital cultural assets- Mutual interest of ALaRMMs [CARIFESTAXXXIII]

  1. 1. Digital Curation of Digital Cultural Assets: Mutual interest of ALaRMMs
  2. 2. Some Definitions... ALaRMMs The term used to describe Archivists, Librarians, Record Managers and Museum professionals. Digital Curation The term digital curation is...the actions needed to maintain digital research data and other digital materials over their entire life-cycle and over time for current and future generations of users. (DCC) Digital Cultural Assets and Heritage The digital heritage consists of unique resources of human knowledge and expression. It embraces cultural, educational, scientific and administrative resources, as well as technical, legal, medical and other kinds of information created digitally, or converted into digital form from existing analogue resources. Where resources are “born digital”, there is no other format but the digital object. (UNESCO Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage)
  3. 3. Information Challenges Heterogenous digital platforms: EDMS, email systems (commercial & institutional), file servers, file cabinets/ file rooms, HEI Instant Messaging & collaboration systems, BYOD systems, cloud-based systems such as: social media sites, wikis and blogs.
  4. 4. Areas for Convergence & Collaboration
  5. 5. Worthy of Note... Archival Community ICA-AtoM - http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/external/ica-atom UNESCO/PERSIST - https://www.ica.org/en/networking/about-unescopersist Librarian Community Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) - https://www.ifla.org/pac Records Management The International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) - http://www.interpares.org/ Museum Community ICA-AtoM - http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/external/ica-atom
  6. 6. Caribbean Regional Framework for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partners hip/?p=7663 Regional Initiatives Source: UNGA (A/RES/70/1), 2015 EU-LAC-MUSEUMS and the Virtual Museum of the Caribbean http://eu-lac.org/virtual-museums/
  7. 7. Where exactly should be the priority?… long term stewardship of digital assets is the responsibility of everyone in the digital information value chain” New “digital goods” in the Knowledge Economy - artefacts as diverse as computer games, digital art, and electronic records Digital Stewardship - selection, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets in addition to their preservation….satisfyingly brings preservation and curation together
  8. 8. END OF PRESENTATION
  9. 9. Questions
  10. 10. Want to know more About Information Management? http://www.bryanconsultancies.com Contact: Emerson O. Bryan emerson@bryanconsultancies.com emerson.bryan@gmail.com Tel: +1246 267 7026 (m1) +1 868 302 6986 (m2)

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