CURATEcamp Processing 2012 was held the day after the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) sponsored Digital Preservation annual meeting. The unconference was framed by this idea: Processing means different things to an archivist and a software developer. To the former, processing is about taking custody of collections, preserving context, and providing arrangement,…

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I recently attended the Wikimania conference here in Washington, DC. I really can’t express how amazing it was to be a Metro ride away from more than 1,400 people from 87 countries who were passionate about creating a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. It was my first Wikimania,…

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Abstract — Council on Library and Information Resources. by Christa Williford and Charles Henry Research Design by Amy Friedlander ISBN 978-1-932326-40-6 This report culminates two years of work by CLIR staff involving extensive interviews and site visits with scholars engaged in international research collaborations involving computational analysis of large data corpora. These scholars were the…

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Our first meeting took place in May 2012 at the Institute of International Education in New York City. The meeting focused on experimental platforms for scholarly production, as well as shared concerns and opportunities for change in broader areas such as audience, building and sustaining communities, academic workflow, and the human and technical infrastructure that supports scholarly communication. Materials…

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This document reports on the work which has been undertaken in support of the European Framework for Audit and Certification of Digital Repositories which was initiated by the European Commission’s unit which funds APARSEN. . . . The main part of this report provides details of the test audits which were carried out, the problems…

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The official title for this session is “Preservation and Conservation of Captured and Born Digital Materials” and it was divided into three presentations with introduction and question moderation by Jordon Steele, University Archivist at Johns Hopkins University. Digital Curation, Understanding the lifecycle of born digital items The Archivist’s Dilemma: Access to collections in the digital…

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