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Towards a New Agenda for Humanities Data Curation

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Renear, A., Muñoz, T., & Walter, K. (2011, November). Towards a New Agenda for Humanities Data Curation. Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, Baltimore, MD. Retrieved from

Publication Abstract

At the conclusion of the Digital Humanities 2011 Conference, the Data Curation Education Program for the Humanities (DCEP-H) and CenterNet convened a group of experts from the digital humanities, the digital library community, and major U.S. funding agencies to discuss strategies for improving the curation of digital humanities data. The timing of this summit reflected a belief that data curation, the active and on-going management of data from creation to re-use and long-term preservation, is now an emerging problem for the humanities, and that, more importantly, the convergence of digital library development and digital humanities research has created a unique opportunity to re-imagine divisions of labor, educational policies and practices, and the public role of the humanities.