How-to Guides & Checklists

How-to Guides provide working-level knowledge of curation topics. Each provides background concepts and practical steps aiming to help people in research or support roles implement data management capabilities in their organisation, or better align them with best practices. Checklists also provide working-level knowledge, but cover less of the relevant background. Each aims to ensure practitioners have addressed the full scope of a challenging curation topic, and provides further sources of guidance. These guides build on briefings, which provide awareness-level overviews of current topics. Our case studies put the guidance into context by describing how specific organisations develop and deliver curation.


How-to Guides

How-to guides are available in print and can be ordered from our online store!

The Curation Reference Manual offers more in-depth understanding of selected topics.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email us at or call our Help Desk on 0131 651 1239. We are always happy to respond directly to more specific digital curation enquiries.