From Karla Strieb, Association of Research Libraries
Washington DC The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published “Digital Curation for Preservation,” the first report in its new series, New Roles for New Times.
Authored by Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, the report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation. The authors consider a “promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,” describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered.
To download the free report, please visit: http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/nrnt_digital_curation17mar11.pdf.
Complementing the report, a free and open webcast, “New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation" will take place on April 7, 2011, featuring a reactor panel that will explore and expand on key findings and recommendations in the report.
To learn more about the webcast, including registration information, please visit: http://www.arl.org/rtl/plan/nrnt/nrnt-dcwebcast.
Further information about the program, planned reports, and report authors is available at http://www.arl.org/rtl/plan/nrnt/.