Heritage: Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG)

Over the past decade, a significant gap has emerged between the research and development in digital curation, on the one hand, and professional practices of archivists, librarians, and museum curators, on the other. There are now many viable applications, models, strategies, and standards for long-term care of digital objects. However, many institutions with a mandate to do this work are either unaware of the options or currently unable to evaluate and implement them.

There is a need to test, refine and diffuse existing innovations into professional practice. HATII is a core partner in the CDCG project which created guidance and tools to support the cultural heritage repository community, and especially staff in small to medium-sized institutions, to undertake more confidently curation related activity. Partners included the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Library of Congress, and the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA).

Website: http://digitalcurationexchange.org/

To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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