Institutional Infrastructures for Digital Curation

Author: Raivo Ruusalepp, Estonian Business Archvies

Many institutions are aware that digital curation is something that they ought to be taking more seriously, and that investment now is likely to save them from long term problems. However, there remains a confusion as to what steps can and should be taken in a practical sense to undertake effective digital curation. An overview of the roles and responsibilities involved in digital curation and the systems that must be in place to facilitate its success is required. In addition, institutions will welcome details of existing initiatives, guidance and tools for successful curation.

Key Points

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Institutional tools/repositories
  • Finance models
  • Funding opportunities
  • Overview of existing institutional initiatives
  • Guidelines to assist curation