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Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog.
"[H]ow and what should we preserve for future generations and for research? What is deemed valuable (and financially feasible) for preservation? And does this archived information perpetuate a certain uneven representation of the past?"
Intended to help students and those new to the field, the DH Curation Guide also provides a quick reference for teachers, administrators, and anyone seeking an orientation in the issues and practicalities of data curation.
An online photo hosting site. Upload an enormous number of images (organised into albums). Use licencing, such as Creative Commons licenses, to protect your work. Subject tags can also be applied and you can also use geotagging. Additional information and hyperlinks can also be applied to images. Many Archives, Museums and Libraries are sharing their digitised collections online via Flickr Commons.
LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth. A free account allows you to catalog up to 200 books. A paid account allows you to catalog any number of books.
HEURIST’s research-driven data management system allows any confident researcher or data manager to design, create, manage, analyse and publish their own richly-structured database(s) within hours, through a simple web interface, without need of programmers or consultants.
This guide presents information to assist with data management in five major areas of data-related activity.
What is Digital Curation? | DigCurV
A 2013 video produced by DigCurV that invites leading experts in the curation and preservation of digital objects (including databases, photos, videos, websites, etc) discuss what exactly is digital curation, and why it matters to everybody. DigCurV is a project funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme to develop a curriculum framework for training in Digital Curation.
Vint Cerf is a renowned American computer scientist, recognized as one of the "fathers of the internet," sharing this title with American computer scientist Bob Kahn with whom he invented the TCP/IP protocol. In this short talk he outlines some of the challenges of digital preservation including the loss of access to digital data through obsolescence, and his search of what he calls “digital vellum” — a method to read digital data for centuries.
In recent years, many have made an effort to digitize physical art in an effort to preserve it for future generations and make it accessible to a wider audience. Google Arts & Culture has recently partnered with Rhizome to address some of the challenges in preserving digital art. Technological obsolescence is a real threat to digital art—and a major challenge as its use continues to increase.
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