Digital curation involves the selection, maintenance, dissemination, preservation and adding value to digital assets. Examples of these activities include the development of repositories for digital resources, the creation and/or selection of digital assets; creation and management of metadata; file format identification and management, and provision for dissemination and access to digital assets. Digital curation is a multi-disciplinary area, which has the potential to yield much of relevance to the archival community.
Accordingly, a special issue of Archival Science will be devoted to the theme of “Digital Curation”, guest edited by Wendy Duff, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto firstname.lastname@example.org and Milena Dobreva, Library, Information and Archives Sciences Department, Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta, email@example.com. Questions about the special issue can be direct to Drs. Duff and Dobreva.
Suggested topics for papers may include:
• Theory of digital curation
• Digital preservation methods
• The role of genre in digital curation activities
• Digital repositories
• Standards and models for digital curation
• Data reuse and user requirements for digital curation
• Models for dissemination of digital assets
• Cost models and business cases for digital curation
• Digital curation education and training.
Submission Deadline for completed papers: December 1 2013
Review Decisions will be made by: March 1 2014
Final Versions Due: May 1 2014
Instructions for authors and paper formatting instructions can be found at:
Submissions should be made online via the Editorial Manager. Please select article type “DigitalCuration”