The Digital Curation Centre: A Vision for Digital Curation
Rusbridge, Mr Chris and Burnhill, Mr Peter and Ross, Professor Seamus and Buneman, Professor Peter and Giaretta, Dr David and Lyon, Dr Liz and Atkinson, Professor Malcolm Digital Curation Centre (2005) The Digital Curation Centre: A Vision for Digital Curation. In Proceedings From Local to Global: Data Interoperability--Challenges and Technologies, pages 1-11, Forte Village Resort, Sardinia, Italy.
We describe the aims and aspirations for the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), the UK response to the realisation that digital information is both essential and fragile. We recognise the equivalence of preservation as "interoperability with the future", asserting that digital curation is concerned with 'communication across time'. We see the DCC as having relevance for present day data curation and for continuing access for generations to come. We describe the structure and plans of the DCC, designed to support these aspirations and based on a view of world class research being devleoped into curation services, all of which are underpinned by outreach to the broadest community.