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Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities : Preserving and Promoting Archival and Special Collections

By: Sabharwal, Arjun.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2015Description: 1 online resource (183 p.).ISBN: 9780081001783.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities : Preserving and Promoting Archival and Special CollectionsLOC classification: Z665-720 | .S234 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Series Editor; Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities: Preserving and Promoting Archival and Special Collections; Copyright; Contents; List of figures and tables; About the author; Preface and Acknowledgments; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Conceptualizing the framework for digital curation; 1 - Defining digital curation in the digital humanities context; Foundational definitions for curation; Digital curation; Digital preservation; Lifecycle of digital contents; Levels of curation; Digital humanities data curation; Using linked open data in digital curation; Conclusion
2 - Archives and special collections in the digital humanitiesDefining the digital humanities; Characteristics of Digital Humanities; Discursive concerns in the digital humanities; The role of archives in the digital humanities; Archives and the linguistic turn; Digital humanities projects involving archives and libraries; Digital humanities project descriptions; Digital humanities curation in the classroom; Conclusion; 3 - Digital history, archives, and curating digital cultural heritage; Defining digital history; Paradigm shifts in archival curation; Digital historiography and archives
Digital historical representationsHistorical hypertext; Digital history data curation; Digital historiography and digital curation; Conclusion; 4 - Information architecture and hypertextuality: concerns for digital curation; Defining information architecture; Digital curation of hypertextual content; Information architecture and hypertextuality; Spatial, temporal, and ontological dimensions in information architecture; Localized approaches at the Ward M. Canaday Center for special collections; Information architecture for online and hybrid courses in digital humanities; Conclusion
5 - Digital curation lifecycle in practiceOverview of the DCC curation lifecycle model; Conceptualization and the master plan; Curation of data sets and digital objects; Full lifecycle actions; Preservation planning; Preservation and conservation in the curation lifecycle; Description and representation information; Community watch and participation; Sequential actions; Occasional actions; Conclusion; 6 - Organizational dimensions of digital curation; Knowledge management in digital curation; Knowledge architectures for digital curation; Knowledge transfer in digital curation
Organizational contexts for knowledge architecturesConclusion; 7 - Social networks' impact on digital curation; Cross-curation, social curation ecosystems, and cultural heritage; Hypertextuality and ontologies in social media; Social network theory, hypertextuality, and cross-curation; Social networking and Web 2.0 tools in archives; The social curation ecosystem in Toledo's Attic; Conclusion; Afterword; References; Index
Summary: Archives and special collections departments have a long history of preserving and providing long-term access to organizational records, rare books, and other unique primary sources including manuscripts, photographs, recordings, and artifacts in various formats. The careful curatorial attention to such records has also ensured that such records remain available to researchers and the public as sources of knowledge, memory, and identity. Digital curation presents an important framework for the continued preservation of digitized and born-digital collections, given the ephemeral and device-dep
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Front Cover; Series Editor; Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities: Preserving and Promoting Archival and Special Collections; Copyright; Contents; List of figures and tables; About the author; Preface and Acknowledgments; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Conceptualizing the framework for digital curation; 1 - Defining digital curation in the digital humanities context; Foundational definitions for curation; Digital curation; Digital preservation; Lifecycle of digital contents; Levels of curation; Digital humanities data curation; Using linked open data in digital curation; Conclusion

2 - Archives and special collections in the digital humanitiesDefining the digital humanities; Characteristics of Digital Humanities; Discursive concerns in the digital humanities; The role of archives in the digital humanities; Archives and the linguistic turn; Digital humanities projects involving archives and libraries; Digital humanities project descriptions; Digital humanities curation in the classroom; Conclusion; 3 - Digital history, archives, and curating digital cultural heritage; Defining digital history; Paradigm shifts in archival curation; Digital historiography and archives

Digital historical representationsHistorical hypertext; Digital history data curation; Digital historiography and digital curation; Conclusion; 4 - Information architecture and hypertextuality: concerns for digital curation; Defining information architecture; Digital curation of hypertextual content; Information architecture and hypertextuality; Spatial, temporal, and ontological dimensions in information architecture; Localized approaches at the Ward M. Canaday Center for special collections; Information architecture for online and hybrid courses in digital humanities; Conclusion

5 - Digital curation lifecycle in practiceOverview of the DCC curation lifecycle model; Conceptualization and the master plan; Curation of data sets and digital objects; Full lifecycle actions; Preservation planning; Preservation and conservation in the curation lifecycle; Description and representation information; Community watch and participation; Sequential actions; Occasional actions; Conclusion; 6 - Organizational dimensions of digital curation; Knowledge management in digital curation; Knowledge architectures for digital curation; Knowledge transfer in digital curation

Organizational contexts for knowledge architecturesConclusion; 7 - Social networks' impact on digital curation; Cross-curation, social curation ecosystems, and cultural heritage; Hypertextuality and ontologies in social media; Social network theory, hypertextuality, and cross-curation; Social networking and Web 2.0 tools in archives; The social curation ecosystem in Toledo's Attic; Conclusion; Afterword; References; Index

Archives and special collections departments have a long history of preserving and providing long-term access to organizational records, rare books, and other unique primary sources including manuscripts, photographs, recordings, and artifacts in various formats. The careful curatorial attention to such records has also ensured that such records remain available to researchers and the public as sources of knowledge, memory, and identity. Digital curation presents an important framework for the continued preservation of digitized and born-digital collections, given the ephemeral and device-dep

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