Digital Curation: A How-to-do-it Manual - The Facet Preservation Collection (Paperback)
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Digital Curation: A How-to-do-it Manual - The Facet Preservation Collection (Paperback)

Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 27/08/2010
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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 receiveappraise and selectingestpreservation actionstoreaccess, use, and reusetransform. 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 book's essential techniques and expert advice are crucial to ensuring that today's digital resources will be available to and useable by future generations.

Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781856047333
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm

"Overall the author has masterfully brought together a great deal of knowledge around a very important topic for many archivists and information staff. Here is a sound intellectual framework and basis for digital curation, ideally beyond its original academic environment." -- Program
"A comprehensive and clearly written guide to digital curation, this is indeed a publication, that is very much needed, and it certainly delivers on expectations." -- The Electronic Library
"...a welcome, timely and useful collection of resources, opinions and accepted best practice, assiduously gathered, soundly organised, and elegantly stitched together." -- Library Review
"Harvey has worked his alchemy to provide an informed and yet practical piece of work." -- An Leahbharlann
"Digital Curation places in one volume a wealth of information about a subject whose territorial shorelines are just now being developed. By delineating threats, core skills, research knowledge, life cycle requirements, functional entities, correlations, descriptive formats, risk matrices, preservation methods and a sharing continuum, Harvey establishes a foundation for the digital professional for years to come." -- Collection Building
"This book is very well-written in a style that lends itself to easy comprehension. It is an essential reference resource for anyone needing a basic, yet thorough, overview of the complex subjects of digital curation and digital preservation. You certainly do not need to be a digital curator in order to find this book useful, but if you are, you may come away with a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities that your position should entail." -- Partnership
"I would recommend the book to use not only in practical work but in digital curation teaching as well. It may play a role of an introductory textbook in modern digital preservation in addition to its direct more applied function." -- Information Research
"Harvey shares his wealth of knowledge in a simple-to-read text and provides ample resources for those who want to learn more ... Digital Curation is an extremely useful work that should be read by multiple audiences. It will help archivists and librarians understand digital curation; it can be used by educators to explain digital curation to aspiring archivists and librarians; and it provides a strong framework for archivists and librarians who are responsible for curating digital materials. Harvey's manual provides an important reference resource to archival and library communities and should be mandated reading for professionals tasked with curating digital content." -- Archival Issues
"This book about digital curation is clearly written, useful, and fascinating. If you are new to this subject or even if you think you know a lot about it already, this book will provide you with new insights." -- The American Archivist
"Digital Curation covers this emerging field from the ground up ... its depth and approach would make it an ideal textbook for a graduate course on digital curation." -- Journal of Web Librarianship
"Accompanied by a website, this work will benefit any librarians, archivists, or other professionals whose work involves preservation of and access to digital material." -- Library Journal
"This volume is a comprehensive resource of best practices in digital curation, useful for current practitioners, those considering working in digital curation, and those studying in the field...Whether looking for conceptual models or how to define data, how to share knowledge and collaborate on preservation planning and policy, or working with data, this book will assist all." -- ARBA Online

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