An up-to-date examination of the evolving field of digital curation and its important place in libraries, covering the major technical, social, and organizational issues surrounding curation for libraries, archives, and other information-based organizations.
While digital materials don’t age in the same way that physical resources do, their curation does require involves substantial effort in the interest of maintaining, preserving, and adding value to digital data throughout its lifecycle. This book addresses the evolving field of digital curation and its important place in libraries, covering the myriad issues surrounding curation for libraries, archives, and other information-based organizations.
Balancing research, theory, and practice in curation, this book is a valuable resource for students, librarians, and archivists that will help them understand the technology infrastructure that supports curation, develop effective curation plans, and make the best choices when digitizing collections that aid in the long term preservation and curation of their materials. The book can serve as a textbook for graduate schools courses in digital curation, digital libraries, and informatics as well as be useful to librarians and archivists for individual continuing professional education.
- Supplies a practical and much-needed guide on an emerging and dynamic field for librarians
- Gives librarians the skills they need to help patrons and fellow librarians deal with the data deluge
- Addresses a current and highly relevant topic in library and information science and fills a gap in the existing literature on preservation