[Humanist] 24.393 new publications on curation

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Oct 8 21:37:20 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 393.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010 06:33:50 +1100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: two new publications in the area of digital curation

> Subject: 	two new publications in the area of digital curation
> Date: 	Fri, 8 Oct 2010 07:31:35 +0100
> From: 	Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>

*__****Digital Curation*

A how-to-do-it manual
Ross Harvey

Facet Publishing

International authority Ross Harvey’s new how-to-do-it manual is the
first one-stop resource in digital curation. Harvey offers an in-depth,
start-to-finish explanation of the digital curation process, and
clarifies each step in the Digital Curation Centre’s (DCC) lifecycle model.

You will learn best practices for improving data access, quality, and
protection, and find time-saving tools such as an extensive directory of
online resources, tutorials and further references in the area. Book
buyers receive exclusive access to a password-protected companion
website that offers electronic, customizable versions of planning forms,
checklists, and more.

*September 2010; 250pp; paperback; 978-1-85604-733-3; £44.95*


*Preparing Collections for Digitization*
Anna E Bülow and Jess Ahmon

Facet Publishing

This practical guide offers advice and guidance covering the end-to-end
process of digitizing collections, from selecting records for
digitization, to choosing equipment and dealing with damaged documents.
As such, it can be used as a ‘how-to’ reference manual for those who are
embarking on a digitization project or those who are having to manage an
existing project. It also covers some of the wider issues such as the
use of surrogates for preservation, and the long term sustainability of
digital access.

The book is an essential resource for collection and project managers
who have responsibility for the preservation of archival collections and
all industry professionals whose roles touch on the digitization of

*December 2010; 192pp; paperback; 978-1-85604-711-1; £44.95*


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