As academic library support services for digital scholarship activities continue to expand and evolve, large volumes of digital outputs have been created by, and in collaboration with, library and information professionals who are affiliated with digital scholarship centers. Drawing on a literature review and a 2018 pilot study of digital preservation services in digital scholarship centers, we propose future directions for investigation of preservation services for digital scholarship and projects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Academic Librarianship|
|State||Published - May 2021|
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The importance of digital curation, and specifically lifecycle management, has been written about extensively within the context of specific types of disciplines, as well as writ large. In the humanities, digital curation has been supported by grant-funded projects such as the University of Pittsburgh's “Sustaining DH” NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities ( https://sites.haa.pitt.edu/sustainabilityinstitute/ ). The Institute educated librarians and departmental faculty alike on a new “Socio-Technical Sustainability Roadmap,” a framework to assist in “the seemingly daunting task of sustaining … web-based, user-facing, digital humanities project over time” ( https://sites.haa.pitt.edu/sustainabilityroadmap/getting-started/ ). Similar efforts include “ The Endings Project ,” funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ( https://projectendings.github.io/ ), Katherina Fostano and Laura K. Morreale's “ Digital Documentation Process ” for DH scholarship ( https://digitalhumanitiesddp.com/ ), and the Mellon-supported “Digits Project,” which promises to “conduct an environmental scan of the use of software containers in research and publication, as well as a fact-finding mission on the infrastructural needs of scholars who are currently producing non-standard digital research” ( https://digits.pub/about/ ).
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- Academic libraries
- Digital preservation
- Digital scholarship
- Digital scholarship centers