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Digital Curation: The Emergence of a New Discipline. Digital Curation: The Emergence of a New Discipline Sarah Higgins 2011, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 78-88 doi:10.2218/ijdc.v6i2.191 Abstract In the mid 1990s UK digital preservation activity concentrated on ensuring the survival of digital material – spurred on by the US report Preserving Digital Information (The Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information, 1996) and developed through JISC-funded activities.

Digital Curation: The Emergence of a New Discipline

Full Text: PDF. Twitter Acquisition Confirms Curation Is the Future.


» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky. Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files.

» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky

This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Fraunhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III, a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3. The recording industry concluded this new audio format would be no threat, because quality mattered most. Who would listen to an MP3 when they could buy a better-sounding CD at the record store? Then Napster launched, and quickly became the fastest-growing piece of software in history. If Napster had only been about free access, control of legal distribution of music would then have returned the record labels. Digital Archaeology: Recovering your Digital History. If you've been using computers for a while, you've probably purchased quite a few devices for storing your work. My family's first computer (a Timex Sinclair 1000 purchased for about $40 in 1984 from our neighborhood grocery store) saved files to an ordinary audio cassette by transferring data over the same sort of cord you might use to connect your iPod to your car stereo.

Since then I've used floppy disks, zip disks, CD-ROMS, DVD-ROMs, and memory sticks, and with each change I migrated most of my important files to the new format. Occasionally though, I, like most computer users, need to access files left behind on obsolete technology. I've written before in various places about the problem this poses for scholars and archivists working with the so-called "born digital" collections in our Library, but many of the tools and techniques I use as a digital curator, I also use to access my own digital history. Connecting to old drives.

Curation is the New Search is the New Curation. In the beginning there was curation, and it was good.

Curation is the New Search is the New Curation

People found interesting things on the web, created directories of those things, and then you found what you were looking for inside those curated lists. That was the origins of the original lists and directories, from Yahoo on outward. But then that got too hard. The web got bigger faster than anyone could keep track. 3 Reasons Curation is Here to Stay. Perhaps you won't believe me since it's my job to spread the gospel of curation as the Chief Evangelist of Pearltrees, but I think curation is here to stay.

3 Reasons Curation is Here to Stay

These are the reasons why I believe this is the case. This year there has been a tremendous amount of buzz in Silicon Valley about curation. CEO Steven Rosenbaum recently published a book, Curation Nation that has sparked a tremendous amount of conversation on the topic. Likewise a post by Brian Solis has been retweeted thousands of times. My company, Pearltrees has just surpassed 100,000 curators and 10 million page views a month, and in the past two years nearly a dozen companies that incorporate digital curation into their models have launched. Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium. The 5 Models Of Content Curation. Curation has always been an underrated form of creation.

The 5 Models Of Content Curation

The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art. The Birth Of The NewsMaster: The Network Starts To Organize Itself. What Is The Discovery?

The Birth Of The NewsMaster: The Network Starts To Organize Itself

The discovery is the unlimited and yet untapped power we now have to search, filter, aggregate and create focussed news/information channels with the only support of our know-how, culture, experience and a little unknown free technology called: RSS. Where Is The Real Value? The real value is in the fact that the effective widespread application of this filtering and redistribution process would be a highly valuable social endeavour and one that not only can enrich our rapidly evolving global culture but one which can also give sustainability to those who have the will and skill to ride it.

Summary: Critical Issues/ Problems At Hand Too much information coming in Too many sources too scan General categorization of sources too limited. Authorship in the Age of the Conducer by Erez Reuveni. Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society; United States Department of Justice Copyright Society of the USA, Vol. 54, Issue 218, January 2007.

Authorship in the Age of the Conducer by Erez Reuveni

Remix culture. Read-Only Culture vs.

Remix culture

Read/Write Culture[edit] The Read Only culture (RO) is the culture we consume more or less passively. The information or product is provided to us by a 'professional' source, the content industry, that possesses an authority on that particular product/information. Analog technologies inherently supported RO culture's business model of production and distribution and limited the role of the consumer to just that, 'consuming'. Digital Curation Google Group.

Interesting Google Group on Digital Curation set up a month or so ago, 25 November 2008 to be exact. Curator Effect. Content Strategy: The Philosophy of Data. Not that familiar with “content strategy?”

Content Strategy: The Philosophy of Data

That’s ok. It’s in my job title, and I struggle every time I’m asked what I do for a living.