Definition: "Digital curation involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital research data throughout its lifecycle." --Digital Curation Centre website

Coalition of Networked Information

The Coalition of Networked Information maintains a topical page on digital curation.


DigCCurr(pronounced "dig seeker"), is the Digital Curation Curriculum Project spearheaded by the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It's motto is "Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum." DigCCurr I (2006-2009) was a three-year, collaborative project that sought to "develop an openly accessible, graduate-level curricular framework, course modules, and experiential and enrichment components and exemplars necessary to prepare students to work in the 21st century environment of trusted digital and data repositories." DigCCurr II (2008-2012) was an extension of DigCCurr I to "develop an international, doctoral-level curriculum and educational network in the management and preservation of digital materials across their life cycle."

Digital Curation Centre

"The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is a world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation with a focus on building capacity, capability and skills for research data management across the UK's higher education research community. Creation of a Digital Curation Centre was a key recommendation in the JISC Continuing Access and Digital Preservation Strategy, which argued for the establishment of a national centre for solving challenges in digital curation that could not be tackled by any single institution or discipline."

Digital Curation Exchange

Digital Curation Exchangewas created to "serve as a 'town center' for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students of digital curation." Becoming a member of the exchange grants access to a wider of resources and allows for active participation. The Digital Curation Exchange is supported by IMLS funds awarded to the "Closing the Digital Curation Gap Project" [IMLS Sponsor Award #LG-05-09-0040] and was initiated under the DigCCurr II project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science.