First DCC Digital Curation Manual Instalment Online

Adrian Richardson | 29 July 2005

The first instalment of the DCC Digital Curation Manual is now available for download. Entitled "Open Source for Digital Curation" and written by DCC Advisory Services Manager Andrew McHugh this aims to:

  • Describe a range of explicit digital curation application areas for open source;
  • Offer some examples of existing uses of open source software;
  • Highlight a selection of open source applications of interest to digital creators, curators and re-users;
  • Deliver quantitative insights into the value of open source software;
  • Offer guidelines for institutions planning to introduce these technologies.

Two more instalments, on Metadata and Curation of Dynamic Data, will be published within the next two months. Approximately 45 instalments have already been commissioned and these will be released throughout the duration of the DCC project.

A full list of areas that the DCC Digital Curation Manual aims to cover is also available.