Curation Reference Manual

Our Curation Reference Manual contains advice, in-depth information and criticism on current digital curation techniques and best practice. 

The Manual is an ongoing, community-driven project, which involves members of the DCC community suggesting topics, authoring manual instalments and conducting peer reviews.

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So far, we have commissioned our network of specialist partners and associates to author more than 20 instalments of the Manual. We also welcome your suggestions for further topics. 

Completed chapters | Chapters in production

Each instalment is designed to help data custodians, producers and users better understand the challenges they face and the roles that they play in creating, managing and preserving digital information over time. For each topic covered, suggestions for best practice and real life examples are given.

To ensure that the Curation Reference Manual remains as relevant as possible, the DCC will undertake periodic reviews of the individual instalments and may commission updates where necessary to reflect any major developments in digital curation.

As an added quality control, our peer review panel, comprising a number of international experts in the field of digital curation, reviews each instalment produced.