Digital Curation : A How-To-Do-It manual
International authority Ross Harveyâ€™s new how-to-do-it manual is the first one-stop resource in digital curation, and guides readers to understand and make the best use of the wide-ranging combinations of strategies, technological approaches, and activities that apply to this rapidly-emerging field. Any information professional who appraises, selects, organizes, or maintains digital resources acts as a digital curator. Whether you are a librarian, archivist, or records manager, you will find useful concepts here for a professional setting.
Harvey offers an in-depth, start-to-finish explanation of the digital curation process, and clarifies each step in the Digital Curation Centreâ€™s (DCC) lifecycle model, including:
create or receive
appraise and select
access, use, and reuse
You will learn best practices for improving data access, quality, and protection, and find time-saving tools such as an extensive directory of online resources, tutorials and further references in the area. Book buyers receive exclusive access to a password-protected companion website that offers electronic, customizable versions of planning forms, checklists, and more.
This bookâ€™s essential techniques and expert advice are crucial to ensuring that todayâ€™s digital resources will be available to and useable by future generations.