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Digital curation of humanistic, multimedia materials: Lessons learned and future directions

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Winget, M., Frick, C., McDonough, J., Renear, A., & Lowood, H. (2009 April 1-3). Digital curation of humanistic, multimedia materials: Lessons learned and future directions. Panel discussion at DiggCCurr Conference: Digital Curation Practice, Promise, and Prospects. Chapel Hill, NC.

Publication Abstract

Library and archival literature often points to the audio-visual and other non-text preservation communities as leaders in envisioning new, digitally driven curation methods and practices. A closer look, however, reveals that the majority of such institutions and key practitioners – both commercial and not-for-profit – remain committed to 19th century conservation theory and models. This panel features interactive case studies that illustrate participants' practical and theoretical experiences with multimedia and new media collections, and will provide alternative approaches to traditional models of appraisal, collection development, access, and preservation. In this panel discussion we will discuss what it means to curate a collection of multimedia and interactive media, how such collections might be used in the humanities, and what role curators play in creating, preserving, and promoting their use.

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