Carpenter, L. (November 2004). 'Digital Curation Centre User Requirements Analysis' (a study of the people who are interested in preserving data and their needs). Download Taxonomy of digital curation users (part of the requirements analysis). View interviews with members of the digital curation community.

Giaretta, D., Rankin, S., Rusbridge, A. (September 2004). 'Information Labels' (an XML schema for a DCC representational information label).

Patel, M. (July 2004). 'Scoping Study for a DCC Metadata Standards Registry' (a study that presents our motivation behind creating a Metadata Standards Registry, a functional and architectural design, proposed content and list of issues).

Giaretta, D., Rankin, S. (May 2004). 'DCC Approach to Digital Curation' (a white paper describing our approach to digital curation).