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
Managing Research Data (JISCMRD)
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...
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...
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.
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).
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...
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.
The overall purpose of EThOSnet is to build a strong EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) sponsorship network amongst the HE community and to achieve a high level of technological and...
Content Lifecycle Integration Framework
This project will examine the management of the lifecycle of digital content from creation through to disposal or preservation across system boundaries. It will carry out this examination through the...
Investigating the Significant Properties of Electronic Content Over Time (INSPECT)
Its purpose is to develop and expound the concept of ‘significant properties’ (or characteristics) of digital objects, and to analyse a range of digital objects in order to develop a generalised...