Digital Curation in Context by Dr. Carolyn Hank, McGill University

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012¬, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Dalhousie University, Rowe Management Bldg, 6100 University Ave, Room 3089, 3rd Floor

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Digital Curation in Context by Dr. Carolyn Hank, McGill University

  1. 1. Digital Curation in Contextby Dr. Carolyn Hank, McGill UniversityWednesday, October 10, 2012, 11:30am - 12:30pmRowe Management Bldg, 6100 University Ave, Room 3089, 3rd FloorEnsuring persistent access to digital content is a challenge confronting contemporary institutions Carolyn Hank is an Assistantof all types and sizes, regardless of professional, disciplinary or organizational context. Professor at the School ofIntroduced in 2002, the term digital curation describes an array of principles, strategies and Information Studies at McGilltechnical approaches for enabling the use and re-use of reliable and trusted digital content into University. She received herthe indefinite future. Trusted digital repositories have emerged as one strategy in response to Ph.D. from the School oftodays digital curatorial challenges. Successful digital repository development and deployment Information and Library Science at the University ofnecessitates coordination and collaboration among an array of actors, resources, and diverse, North Carolina at Chapel Hillpotentially divergent requirements. (UNC-CH). Her dissertationThe literature contains an assortment of digital repository planning and best practice research looked at scholarsrecommendations and resources, though reports on actual, as opposed to perceived or potential, who blog, and how blogroadblocks and obstacles are less reported. Drawing from a first-hand account of an extensive, characteristics and bloggermulti-year digital curation and repository project at a major research university, this presentation behaviors, preferences, andprovides an overview of what was done, including what worked and what didn’t, and resulting perceptions impact digital preservation.recommendations for advancing digital repository planning, implementation, and research.

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