The OCUL Digital Curation Community will bring together OCUL members who have roles in supporting preservation and access to digitized and born digital materials. The scope of this conversation is envisioned as encompassing the full digital curation lifecycle: including digital object creation/digitization, preservation, and the facilitation of access.
The impetus for the OCUL Digital Curation Community comes from the OCUL Digital Curation Summit at York University in May, 2013. There was a clear desire among summit participants for opportunities to share knowledge, experience, work being done at our institutions, and occasions for collaboration. As such, this will be the initial focus of the community. It is also anticipated that the community will serve as a sounding board for issues around digital curation, and provide advice for curation focused activities within OCUL.
As digital curation activities are core to the OCUL mission, this is envisioned as an ongoing community.
Membership to the OCUL Digital Curation Community is open to all OCUL member institutions. Community membership is at the discretion of each institution and may include more than one person from an institution.
For more information or to become involved contact Community Moderator: Bridget Whittle, Digital Archives Librarian, McMaster University (whittle AT mcmaster.ca).
Note: Any documents that are posted in a members-only area of the OCUL website or SPOT-Docs wiki *shouldn't* be re-posted in this wiki space.
Information about upcoming and past Community meetings and events
Who is Digitizing What? - Help reduce duplication of effort and coordinate digitization of fragmented collections
Who's Got What Gear? - Help institutions with hardware needs find institutions who have a piece of said hardware.
Tool Shed - What institutions have evaluated/tried/used what software tools and what did they think of them?
Magical Ghost - OCUL has contacted these institutions on behalf of the archival community. If you want to get in touch with them to get best practice, use equipment, or maybe you have a collection they might be interested in, you can get in touch!
Digitization Dreams! - What would you love to digitize at your organization.
To subscribe please email the Community Moderator or firstname.lastname@example.org.