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What is digital curation?

What is digital curation?
The digital curation lifecycle Digital curation and data preservation are ongoing processes, requiring considerable thought and the investment of adequate time and resources. You must be aware of, and undertake, actions to promote curation and preservation throughout the data lifecycle. The digital curation lifecycle comprises the following steps: Conceptualise: conceive and plan the creation of digital objects, including data capture methods and storage options. Create: produce digital objects and assign administrative, descriptive, structural and technical archival metadata. Access and use: ensure that designated users can easily access digital objects on a day-to-day basis. Appraise and select: evaluate digital objects and select those requiring long-term curation and preservation. Dispose: rid systems of digital objects not selected for long-term curation and preservation. Reappraise: return digital objects that fail validation procedures for further appraisal and reselection. Related:  CurationDigital Libraries

Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons There is a growing number of key trends that are both rapidly revolutionizing the world of education as we know it and opening up opportunities to review and upgrade the role and scope of many of its existing institutions, (as the likeliness that they are going to soon become obsolete and unsustainable, is right in front of anyone's eyes). George Siemens, in his recent Open Letter to Canadian Universities, sums them up well: 1) An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be OrganizedThe goal is not (and probably it never was) to learn or memorize all of the information available out there. It's just too much even if we focus only on the very essence of it. The goal is to learn how to learn, to know where to look for something and to be able to identify which parts of all the information available are most relevant to learn or achieve a certain goal or objective.This is why new digital literacy skills are of such great importance. From the New York Times: "...Mr.

Digital Commons | Toolkits and Tutorials | bepress In order to help subscribers get started with Digital Commons and take full advantage of its features, bepress Outreach has compiled this series of toolkits and short tutorials. In the toolkits, you will find a collection of research, reference materials, and other information on each topic to give you the tools you need to be successful. The tutorials are designed to share outreach strategies based upon community best practices. Follow index Toolkits Toolkits Getting Started Toolkit, bepress Journals Toolkit, bepress ETDs & Student Work Toolkit, bepress Law Review Toolkit, bepress Copyright Toolkit, bepress Faculty Collections Toolkit, bepress SelectedWorks Toolkit, bepress Marketing Toolkit, bepress Tutorials Tutorials Dissemination and Discovery: Open Access Publishing for Graduate Work Through Digital Commons, Courtney Smith Generating Top-Level Buy-In for Your Institutional Repository, Courtney Smith Capturing Unique Collections in Digital Commons: A Service to Campus and Community, Ann Taylor

Digital Curation: Alternatives to Storify As I wrote in one of the early ProfHacker blog posts, it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. This truth was brought home to me this semester in my teaching. About a month ago, students in my course on “Writing in Digital Environments” began experimenting with Storify, a social media curation tool we’ve covered before here at ProfHacker. As part of their work for the course, the students have been using Twitter since the semester began. Unfortunately, on the day the Storify assignment was due, some students (and apparently many Storify users) lost their work due to a mistake made by Storify with their database. In order to fulfill the task of analyzing and presenting their Twitter activity, students would need to use an alternative to Storify. In the end, most of my students decided to go back to Storify and hope that the mistake that knocked their work offline won’t be repeated. How about you? [Creative Commons-licensed flickr photo by Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne Jones] Return to Top

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File Format Comparison Projects: Still Image and Audio-Visual Working Groups - Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative The FADGI Still Image and Audio-Visual Working Groups are exploring file formats for still images and video. Two explorations are focused on reformatting, e.g., digitizing documents, books, maps, and photographs as still images, and digitizing videotapes (mostly analog, sometimes digital) as file-based video. These two comparisons employ similar, matrix-based tools to make comparisons relevant to preservation planning. The matrixes compare a limited number of formats in terms of roughly forty factors, grouped under the following general headings: Sustainability FactorsCost FactorsSystem Implementation Factors (Full Lifecycle)Settings and Capabilities (Quality and Functionality Factors) Raster Still Images for Digitization: A Comparison of File Formats Digital File Formats for Videotape Reformatting Meanwhile, a third exploration examines born digital video. Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video Back to Top

curator's ǝpoɔ Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally Note taking lies at the heart of curricula around the world. Beginning in elementary school, we teach students to "take notes" so that they can maintain a record of the content disseminated to them by the teacher. And yet, with mobile devices replacing paper notebooks, this process has become increasingly complex as students (and teachers) struggle to apply previous strategies to new tools. In the past, I wrote about the 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology. Students should choose a system that: Supports their learning needs Allows them to save across devices Possesses search capabilities Can be shared While I realize that younger students need scaffolding to learn any system, older students need to think beyond just transcribing information. Curate Recently, a middle-school teacher mentioned to me that her students could not keep track of everything. Curation implies more than just collecting resources into a folder or notebook. Synthesize Reflect

Requirements for Digital Preservation Systems: A Bottom-Up Approach Abstract The field of digital preservation is being defined by a set of standards developed top-down, starting with an abstract reference model (OAIS) and gradually adding more specific detail. Systems claiming conformance to these standards are entering production use. Work is underway to certify that systems conform to requirements derived from OAIS. We complement these requirements derived top-down by presenting an alternate, bottom-up view of the field. 1. The field of digital preservation systems has been defined by the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) standard ISO 14721:2003 [21], which provides a high-level reference model. Work is under way to elaborate the OAIS reference model with sufficient detail to allow systems to be certified by an ISO 9000-like process [52], and to allow systems to inter-operate on the basis of common specifications for ingesting and disseminating information [74, 22 ]. 2 Goal 3 Threats Media Failure. 4 Strategies 4.1 Replication 4.2 Migration

How Educators Use Pinterest for Curation Digital Tools Jody Strauch By A. Adam Glenn The phenomenal growth of Pinterest has sparked interest among millions of users. It’s also spread to journalism educators, who are increasingly experimenting with it in the classroom. The social network launched two years ago, but in recent months has drawn red-hot excitement for its unique visual, topic-based curation approach. Now journalism school faculty are increasingly in on the act. One early adopter was University of Southern California’s Andrew Lih, who last October, long before he and many others knew the site would become a blockbuster, introduced it to online students in an entrepreneurial class to gather what he called a “mood board” for a project on public art. Aggregating images to share with students is an increasingly common classroom use for the tool. Jody Strauch at Northwest Missouri State University has used Pinterest to show good design work to her media design classes. Pinterest is not without its drawbacks.

What is content curation? Why does it matter to teachers? The term "curate" has become a buzzword in education. I've seen it referenced in TEDx Talks and tossed around in Twitter chats. A few years ago, the term "curation" would have conjured up images of art galleries but now I associate it with conversations about the future of education. And yet . . . I'm really drawn toward an archaic definition of the term. Over time, this word morphed into an intense care and love for a particular subject, knowledge, or set of artistic works. This is something often overlooked in the conversations about education and curation. While I see some validity in this sentiment, I think it proves that now more than ever, teachers need to be curators. What does curation typically look like? Content curation begins with an intense love of the content. Curators have a holistic, connected knowledge combined with thoughtful commentary. If all of that seems too abstract, here are a few things that are a part of the curation process: Favorite Education Curators