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Dr.Bhojaraju Gunjal Deputy Librarian Head Central Library National Institute of Technology Rourkela Odisha India. WNL-2K15: What Next in Libraries Jan 21-23 2015 NIT Silchar Assam. India. Gunjal Bhojaraju 2015. Digital Curation in Libraries: An innovative way of content preservation and dissemination In proceedings of International Conference on What Next in Libraries WNL-2K15 January 21-23 NIT Silchar Assam.

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Digital Curation Digital Curation DC  is the selection preservation maintenance collection and archiving of digital assets.  establishes maintains and adds value to repositories of digital data for present and future use.  will mitigate digital obsolescence keeping the information accessible to users indefinitely

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Digital Curation: Overview  Term “Digital Curation” was first used in 2001  as a title for a seminar on digital archives libraries and eScience  various communities came together to discuss the urgent challenges of improving the  long-term management of and  preservation of access to digital information

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Definition of DC  Digital Curation Centre DCC - defines as “maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use specifically the active management and appraisal of data over the life-cycle of scholarly and scientific materials”  Rusbridge C et al. 2005 - the activity of managing and promoting the use of data from its point of creation to ensure it is fit for contemporary purpose and available for discovery and reuse

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DC - Initiatives and Projects  Digital Curation Centre  Glasgow University  Digital Curation Interest Group – ACRL  Digital Curation Services - University of Virginia  Research Data - Purdue University  UK Data Archive  Databrary Project  University of California Curation Center

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Digital Curation in Libraries  emerged as a new practice  need for practitioners has risen  need for professionals to equip with Competencies  changing role of libraries to  deal with research data  cope-up with the digital curation activities  quickly developing support for research data management RDM

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Scoop.it Source: http://www.scoop.it

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Pinterest Source: http://www.pinterest.com

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BagTheWeb Source: http://www.bagtheweb.com

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Aggregage Source: http://www.aggregage.com/

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Curata Source: http://www.curata.com/

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DC Tools: Capabilities and Features  long term preservation of digital content  key to reproducibility and re-use  few provide bookmarklet feature - enable to curate content dynamically while browsing  help to connect with similar interest people  suggest users to connect/follow  users can publish information consistently  users can become thought leaders

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Checklist for implementation DC  tools to be carefully examined and designed  requires the implementation of proactive scalable and sustainable preservation strategies  important to ensure that digital data remain accessible and reusable over time  user education is very important - for both curators and end-users

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Challenges to implement DC in libraries  Skills of the library staff  Users’ education  Evaluation and selection of the DC tools  Long term planning for archival and preservation of curated data

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Future of Digital Curation  DC involves a wide range of activities many of which may be suitable for deployment within a cloud environment  significant effort needs to be put into developing persistent information infrastructures for digital materials and into developing the digital curation skills of researchers and information professionals  Infrastructure as a Service IaaS model may provide a basis on which more specialized software services may be provided.

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Conclusions  Digital curation tools can be used for long term preservation of content and help to reduce the digital obsolescence  With the proper use of social technologies organization can yield productivity and collaborate effectively among communities  Its applications among library or KM communities can benefit the organization to a large extent  With the proper use of strategy tools and technologies DC adoption can help organisations to manage research data management effectively

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Thank you Dr.Bhojaraju Gunjal Endeavour Research Fellow Australia Rourkela Odisha. India. Cell: +91- 9040511891 Email: Bhojaraju.Ggmail.com Profile: http://bhojaraju.weebly.com

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