Digital Curation: A How-to-do-it -manual (Paperback)

by Ross Harvey

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International authority Ross Harvey'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 Centre's (DCC) lifecycle model, including: create or receive; appraise and select; ingest; preservation action; store; access, use, and reuse; and, transform. 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. With the purchase of this book comes access to a companion website at our associated website that offers electronic, customizable versions of planning forms, checklists, and more.

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