[Humanist] 26.682 pubs: curation; forensics & preservation

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jan 15 08:47:48 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 682.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cwbailey at digital-               (46)
        Subject: Version 2, Research Data Curation Bibliography

  [2]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (61)
        Subject: Digital Forensics and Preservation: New Report Released

        Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:05:28 +0000
        From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cwbailey at digital-scholarship.com>
        Subject: Version 2, Research Data Curation Bibliography

Digital Scholarship  has released version 2 of the Research
Data Curation Bibliography. This selective  bibliography
includes over 200 English-language articles and technical
reports that are useful in understanding the curation of
digital research data in academic and other research
institutions. It has doubled in size since version 1.


Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2012;
however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also

The bibliography includes links to freely available versions
of included works. If such versions are unavailable,
italicized links to the publishers' descriptions are

It is available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

Digital Scholarship has also released an XHTML version of
its 2012 book, the <i>Digital Curation Bibliography:
Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works</i>. This
selective bibliography, which has live links, presents over
650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports
that are useful in understanding digital curation and
preservation. Note that the links have not been updated
since 6/11/2012.


In addition to this website, the Digital Curation
Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly
Works is available as a paperback (98 pages, $9.95, ISBN
1477497692 and ISBN-13: 9781477497692), an open access EPUB
file, and an open access PDF file.

All versions of the bibliography are available under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported

For a list of all Digital Scholarship publications, see:


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Best Regards,

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Publisher, Digital Scholarship

        Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:31:13 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Forensics and Preservation: New Report Released

> From: William Kilbride <william at DPCONLINE.ORG<mailto:william at DPCONLINE.ORG>
> Subject: Digital Forensics and Preservation: New Report Released
> Date: 14 January 2013 15:28:04 GMT

Dear All,

I’m delighted to announce the release of ‘Digital Forensics and
Preservation’ by Jeremy Leighton John of the British Library – the
latest in our popular Technology Watch Report series.

‘Digital forensics is associated in many people’s minds primarily with
criminal investigations’, explained the author, ‘but forensic methods
have emerged as an essential source of tools and approaches for digital
preservation, specifically for protecting and investigating evidence from
the past.’

‘There are three basic principles in digital forensics: that the evidence
is acquired without altering it; that this is demonstrably so; and that
analysis is conducted in an accountable and repeatable way. Digital forensic
processes, hardware and software have been designed to ensure compliance
with these requirements.’

‘Forensic technologies allow archivists and curators to identify
confidential content, establish a proper chain of custody, transfer data
without changing it and detect forgeries and lost items. They can extract
metadata and content, enable efficient indexing and searching, and
facilitate the management of access.’

Cal Lee from the University of North Carolina, an authority on applying
digital forensics to archival collections welcomed the report. ‘Those who
know Jeremy Leighton John's work will not be surprised that he provides a
great deal of food for thought in this report.  Jeremy has been a pioneer in
the application of digital forensics to archival collections, and he has
thought deeply about the implications of these activities.’

The report will be especially useful to those collecting and managing
personal digital archives.  The diversity of objects and intricacy of their
relationships make personal digital archives highly complex. Almost anything
may appear in such an archive, from poet’s drafts, astronomer’s
datasets, digital workings of mathematicians, and notes of political
reformers. With their diverse content, organization and ancestry, personal
digital archives are the epitome of unstructured information and serve as a
test bed for refining preservation techniques more generally.

This is the fourth report in the DPC Technology Watch Series to have been
commissioned with Charles Beagrie Ltd as series editors: recent titles have
included Preserving Email, Preserving Digital Sound and Vision, and IPR for
Digital Preservation.  Four more reports are in  development: Preservation,
Trust and E-Journals; Preserving Computer Aided Design; Web Archiving; and
Preservation Metadata.

The series editor has been supported by an Editorial Board drawn from DPC
members and peer reviewers who have commented on the text prior to release. 
The Editorial Board comprises William Kilbride (Chair), Neil Beagrie
(Principal Investigator and Managing Editor for the series), Janet Delve
(University of Portsmouth), Sarah Higgins (Archives and Records
Association), Tim Keefe (Trinity College Dublin), Andrew McHugh (University
of Glasgow), Dave Thompson (Wellcome Library).

This latest report and the full set of DPC Technology Watch Reports can be
accessed online at:


All best wishes,


--Dr William Kilbride FSA
Executive Director
Digital Preservation Coalition

44 (0)141 330 4522
william at dpconline.org<mailto:william at dpconline.org>

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