International Journal of Digital Curation opens Volume 10, Issue 2

30 June, 2015 | in Publications
By: Alex Ball

The International Journal of Digital Curation has published the first set of general articles from Issue 2 of Volume 10. These four articles are all based on practice papers presented at the 10th International Digital Curation Conference in the 'Decade of Digital Curation' strand.

Three of the articles describe activities within the UK. Frey et al. describe reflect on the activities of the University of Southamption chemical information group, from the CombeChem project in 2001 through to current work on electronic lab notebooks such as LabTrove. Peplar and Callaghan trace, through a series of snapshots, the organisational and technological changes that have taken place at the British Atmospheric Data Centre over its 20 years of operation. Meanwhile, Fryer takes stock in the middle of a 10-year project to implement a digital preservation infrastructure for the Houses of Parliament.

The remaining article presents the South African perspective. Van Deventer and Pienaar describe a range of activities including the SARIS (South African Research Information Services) project, NeDICC (Network of Data and Information Curation Communities), and DIRISA (Data Intensive Research Infrastructure for South Africa).

The first peer-reviewed paper of the issue has also been published. Baratè, Ludovico and Haus explain how BEIC (Fondazione Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura) set up a digital audio collection of around 1000 albums of the most important compositions and recordings of classical music.

More papers and articles will be added to the issue before it is finalised towards the end of 2015. We therefore encourage you to check the table of contents regularly for new additions, or to subscribe to one of the journal's newsfeeds (available as Atom, RSS 1, or RSS 2).

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