Data curation is the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship, science, and education.
Data curation activities enable data discovery and retrieval, maintain its quality, add value, and provide for re-use over time, and this new field
includes authentication, archiving, management, preservation, retrieval, and representation.
- Web person at the Imperial War Museum, just completed PhD about digital sustainability in museums (the original motivation for this blog was as my research diary). Posting occasionally, and usually museum tech stuff but prone to stray. I welcome comments if you want to take anything further. These are my opinions and should not be attributed to my employer or anyone else (unless they thought of them too). Twitter: @jottevanger
Monday, February 26, 2007
Lorcan Dempsey talked about this programme. The definition of data curation is of interest for its overlap with our problem, since it's focussed more broadly than preservation as I have characterised it: