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E-Research Roundtable - Building Community as a Curation Activity: Sharing Knowledge for Game Preservation

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
12:30 - 2:00

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Session leaders: Jerome McDonough, GSLIS Associate Professor
Description: The OAIS Reference Model emphasizes the need for archivists to monitor their designated community's level of knowledge and their common practices and tools for creating and using digital information.  Unfortunately this model assumes an existing (and relatively well-defined) community of practice which an archive serves, an assumption which is not warranted for a large number of digital repositories.  The Preserving Virtual Worlds 2 project has been investigating possible mechanisms for sharing knowledge among game curators, game developers and gamers as a way of 'self-organizing' a community of practice to support game preservation efforts.  This talk will report on the PVW Curation Survey Wiki, an effort to prototype a tool for sharing knowledge needed to support the preservation of computer and video games.

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