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The ultimate objective of all digital preservation activity, and the focus of JISC's work, is to keep valuable and useful digital material (increasingly online) available for future generations of scholars, researchers and other user groups.

Digital Preservation & Curation

Digital preservation is the set of processes and activities that ensures long-term, sustained storage of, access to and interpretation of digital information. Curation is an applied form of preservation that focuses on interpretation and is often (though not exclusively) used in relation to working with scientific datasets. The ultimate objective of all digital preservation activity, and the focus of JISC's work, is to keep valuable and useful digital material (increasingly online) available for future generations of scholars, researchers and other user groups.

Key digital preservation & curation activities

7 Programmes
  • Repositories and Preservation Programme The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...

  • Digital preservation & records management programme Supporting institutions in long-term digital asset management and preservation forms a central theme of JISC's Digital Preservation and Records Management programme.

  • Information Environment Programme 2009-11 The aim of this programme is to improve the capacity of the sector to manage, discover and use information resources. There is now a critical mass of digital information resources that can be used to...

  • Managing research data The scientific process is enhanced by managing and sharing research data. Good research data management practice allows reliable verification of results and permits new and innovative research built...

  • Supporting Institutional Records Management programme This programme will help institutions to implement records management programmes that will meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

55 Projects
  • York Digital Library – Integration for the Next Generation This project will implement and develop a number of technologies to enhance and embed repositories into the information infrastructure of the University of York.

  • Digital Asset Assessment Tool This project will develop a digital preservation assessment tool for identifying the preservation needs of institutions’ digital holdings

  • UK theses digitisation project This project will deliver a fully operational, easily scaleable and financially viable prototype of an UK e-theses online service that will enable users, via one single web interface, to access the...

  • Digital Images Archiving Study The Digital Images Archiving study forms part of the feasibility study programme and has been funded to scope the preservation requirements of digital image files and to determine archiving...

  • Data Curation for e-science in the UK This consultancy will establish the current provision and future requirements for curation of primary research data being generated within e-science in the UK.

2 Services
  • UK Data Archive The UK Data Archive (UKDA) is a national resource centre that acquires, disseminates, preserves and promotes the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United...

  • Digital Curation Centre (DCC) The purpose of our centre is to provide a national focus for research and development into curation issues and to promote expertise and good practice, both nationally and internationally, for the...

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