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  • Peter BurnhillDirector (Phase One) & Organisation Digital Curation Centrea centre of expertise in data curation and preservation

  • OverviewUnifying Themes for the DCCTime for Digital Curation Aims & ObjectivesOrganisation to SucceedPlans & Progress: Beyond Phase One

  • Trusted Repositories of KnowledgeThe Maori entrusted their knowledge to people, trained to be the repositories,who could:receive information with the utmost accuracystore information with integrity beyond doubtretrieve the information without amendmentapply appropriate judgement in the use of the informationpass on the information appropriately.

    Whatarangi Winiata, (2002), Repositories of Rp Tuku Iho: A Contribution to the Survival of Mori as a People, Wellington: Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Annual Conference, 17-20 November 2002

    Special thanks to Professors Derek Law & Seamus Ross

  • = f(data curation & digital preservation) + other concerns

    data curation [when high current/ongoing interest]actions to make best use of digital data & results over entire life-cycleadding value; generating new forms of information, for use

    digital preservation [for longevity;fall off in interest]long-run technological/legal accessibility & usabilitystorage, maintenance & accessibility of information content in digital material over the long-term, for use

    of interest/relevance to designated community (OAIS concept)digital objects and data, over their life-cycle (records management)for current & future generations of use ...What is digital curation ...

  • Unifying Themes for the DCCdata as evidencefor understanding and decisionfor one or more designated communitiesarchival responsibilityat one or more institutional levelsinstitutional policies & individuals competencelegal compliance & agreement on procedures

    turn open access into continuing accessturn costs into investmentvaluing flow of benefit from re-usable assets

  • Time for Digital Curationproblem of the momentdata curation & data deluge in e-science/researchlongevity of digital heritage & research investment

    re-examining Communication in ICTInternet and GRID: communication across space with utmost accuracy

    Digital Curation: communication across time, with utmost accuracyensure Content travels despite turbulence of ITagree strategies & methods for digital preservation

  • Aims & Objectives for the DCCquality improvement in data curation & digital preservation initial focus: data as evidence for scholarly conclusionswider remit: scholarly communication & eLearning

    excellence in research & excellence in serviceworking with repositories, rather than being oneconnecting communities via Associates Networkuniversities & research institutesscientific data tradition & document traditioninternational & cross-sectoral

  • Organisation to Engage & CollaborateIndustryresearch collaboratorsstandards bodiestestbeds & toolscommunities of practice: userscommunity support & outreachresearchdevelopment co-ordinationservice definition & deliverymanagement & admin supportcuration organisations eg DPCCollaborative Associates Network of DataOrganisations

  • Organisation to Succeed Phase One leadership over first eight months of fundingCommunity Support & OutreachLed by Dr Liz Lyon (UKOLN, University of Bath)Service Definition & DeliveryLed by Professor Seamus Ross (HATII [ERPANET], University of Glasgow)DevelopmentLed by Dr David Giaretta (Astronomical Software & Services, CCLRC)ResearchLed by Professor Peter Buneman (Informatics, University of Edinburgh)Management & Co-ordinationDirector (Phase One): Peter Burnhill with Phase One Project Co-ordinator: Robin Rice (both from EDINA & Data Library, University of Edinburgh)

    Ex Portfolio: Malcolm Atkinson (NeSC) & Chris Rusbridge (UofGlasgow)

  • Engage Communities of Practicewith those who have responsibility to invoke/provoke good practicesappraisal & retention/disposallogical & physical integrity: authenticity/securityplace research in productive research domainseg Informatics, Law School, e-Science ... work on the R&D, create services of relevanceachieve virtuous circleturn products of research into tools for use

  • Digital preservation approaches Migration & Refreshmentsoftware & mediawhile interest (& funding) is active Emulation & Encapsulationre-creating the IT environment Digital Archaeology & Rescueurgent action to save key datasets Representation Informationas well as bitsformats and more

  • Communities of Practice: Social Sciences (IASSIST)History of sharingsplit in responsibility and authority for data generation & analysiseconomy of re-use recognised Data about peopleproblems of privacy and confidentiality confronted early onMixed blessing of agreed proprietary formats allows migrationOSIRIS, SPSS, etc. Future-proofing - 30 years of data advocacy! tradition of data archiving & data citation building new data standards out of common experiencedata archivists, & data librarians: the new digital curators?

  • Planning & Progress plan for the Long, with 2020 Vision - 15years onlarge territory, and large expectationmulti-disciplinary, multi data type, multi tradition/professionnational and international, but also local and hidden from viewa lot is going onwe acknowledge trust and s for tasks in handseek collaboration & identify win-win-win scenarios

    now, having set the stageEngaging the Users: Outreach & Community SupportEnsuring Curation Action: Constructing Effective ServicesPreparing for the Future: the R&D Programme

    Our purpose is to speak to you directly, as representatives of the communities that we seek to serve:a) data creators & data re-users. b) the new breed of data curators& an array of policy makers, both funding bodies and leaders of institutions

    This is our opportunity to set out our stall.

    My purpose is to give an overview of digital curation and, having made introduction, giving the floor to my colleagues.

    Printed copies of all the presentations made will be available afterwards for you to take away, and will be available for the afternoon Colloquium that will take place here at 2pm.

    The essence of what we must ensure is illustrated by the tremendous value put on knowledge, and the transfer of knowledge by the Maori. They were concerned about the nature and character of the people who acted as their repositories that held that knowledge, how it was transmitted, and to whom it was transmitted. These are expectations that we have of the emerging digital repositories, against which we must test those repositories.

    There are many things that are different about the digital


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