Tech Report on Digital Curation Preparation

April 17, 2013

The technical report, "Digital Curation Preparation: A Survey of Contributors to International Professional, Educational and Research Venues" is now available in the "Research" section of the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Web site.

Technical Report 2013-01 by SILS doctoral student Alex H. Poole; Christopher (Cal) Lee, associate professor; and doctoral students Heather L. Barnes and Angela P. Murillo can be viewed at: http://sils.unc.edu/research/publications/technical-reports/tr-2013-01

Abstract
Titled “Digital Curation Preparation: Contributors to International Professional, Educational, and Research Venues,” this article jumps off the DigCCurr II project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which focuses on doctoral-level education in digital curation education. The article centers on the contexts of digital curation research as framed by the educational, professional, and research interests of a diverse group of national and international stakeholders.

Flexible, holistic, and inherently interdisciplinary, digital curation initiatives depend upon a lifecycle approach. Thus the administered survey culled information about respondents’ educational degrees and the academic disciplines in which they were earned, their employment options, job titles, professional association memberships, professional event attendance, and professional publications read. Finally, the paper discusses results, implications, and directions for future research.