Digital Curation: New Medium, Old Methods

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Abstract

Digital material is now ubiquitous and archivists are routinely expected to accession, manage and make available to readers, material which was born digital. Furthermore the results of: digitisation for online access; community archives projects; or oral history projects need to be administered by archives repositories. Being the custodians of digital materials is a new challenge for archives professionals. The new information technology focus requires a new skill set. However traditional archival theory still underpins archival activities in the digital paradigm. This presentation will look at the digital curation lifecycle and consider how core archival principles and processes, along with the policies which support them, remain relevant. It will align terminologies for the analogue and digital processes, identifying activities which remain unchanged, and try to demystify the discipline of digital preservation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 02 Sept 2011
EventAdvocating for Archives and Records: The Impact of the Profession in the 21st Century - Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 31 Aug 201102 Sept 2011

Conference

ConferenceAdvocating for Archives and Records: The Impact of the Profession in the 21st Century
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityEdinburgh
Period31 Aug 201102 Sept 2011
OtherArchives and Records Association (ARA) Annual Conference, 2011

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