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Melissa I. Cardenas-DowOutreach/Reference LibrarianMay 7, 2012UIUC GSLIS – LIS590DCL, Assignment #4DIGITAL CURATION @ARMACOST LIBRARY,UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
AgendaBackground What is Digital Curation? Why does it matter?This means (3 areas of) digital services and adigital infrastructure Digital Infrastructure: Institutional Repository Digital Service: Preservation Digital Service: Access Digital Service: Publication
What is Digital Curation?“Digital curation, broadly interpreted, is aboutmaintaining and adding value to a trustedbody of digital information for current andfuture use.”(A. Gold, 2010, quoting Data Curation Centre, “What isDigital Curation,” 2007; my emphases)
Why does this matter?Current indicators and future trends point todigital assets management as the future ofacademic libraries. Acquisition of hyper-local materials, digitization (ACRL 2010, p. 286) Crisis in subscription model of scholarly, academic publication (Staley & Malenfant, 2010, p. 18) Campus-based cyberinfrastructure leads to renewed investment in re-learning (Gold, 2010, p. 14)
Digital Infrastructure:Institutional Repository“A repository must be necessary to besuccessful. Context allows both the institutionand individuals to see how a repository cansupport initiatives that are important to them.Creating (or identifying) context is key to bothimplementation and sustainability.”(Gilman, 2012)