Digital Archiving Resources

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

Title

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

Subject

Curation

Description

Tyler Walters, archivist, librarian and associate dean of Virginia Tech’s technology and information resources, discusses the nature and responsibilities of academic librarians as they undertake the collection and curation of digital content. He cites several projects, partnerships, strategic alliances, and collaborations between academic institutions in order to coordinate efforts to preserve and disseminate large-scale digital archiving projects. Some of the principles discussed in this report include: mutual commitment to long-term preservation; collaboration to adopt policies and procedures that will sustain the archive to the benefit of its collection owners and institution and commitment to high standards for metadata and content. Walters also discusses several applications and systems used for designing archives and user tools, including DSpace, Fedora, and CDL’s Curation Center.

Creator

Walters, Tyler
Skinner, Katherine

Publisher

American Association of Research Libraries

Date

2011-03-17

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Rights

Copyright Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

Is Part Of

ARL Report Series in Development

Type

Report

Identifier

http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/nrnt_digital_curation17mar11.pdf

Bibliographic Citation

Walters, Tyler and Katherine Skinner. "New Roles for New Times Digital Curation for Preservation." ARL. Educopia Institute, 4-70. Web. 7 Nov. 2015.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Walters, Tyler and Skinner, Katherine , “New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/14.