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The DCC Charter & Statement of Principles

Posted by gazjjohnson on 9 February, 2009

The Digital Curation Centre has released a draft Charter and Statement of Principles, and is open for public comment. Well worth a read if you get a moment. The DCC has always been a really useful centre for advice on the long term preservation and access to digital domain data – I know I run screaming from trying to get my head round some of the issues, and am more than grateful that there are people out there willing to tackle this major challenge.

Helpfully in the middle there’s a very nice little statement about just what digital curation is

Digital curation is maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use; it encompasses the active management of data throughout the information lifecycle.

That’s rather a good little statement I thought.

I’m attending a meeting in London on the 27th Feb hosted by the DCC where they’ll be talking about some of the issues we all face and the support on offer in much greater details. But in the meantime you can feedback to the DCC on their work at: www.dcc.ac.uk/feedback-charter

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