This is the first stop on your way to mastering the essentials of data curation for the humanities. The Guide offers concise, expert introductions to key topics, including annotated links to important standards, articles, projects, and other resources.
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— The Editors
How is information represented in the digital humanities? This chapter covers format information and curatorial requirements for data representations.
— C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
& David Dubin, updated June 2012
While the field of classics has long faced the
issue of preserving fragile physical artifacts, it now faces the challenges of
preserving digital objects created to represent these artifacts as well.
— Alison Babeu, updated June 2012
Data curation is an emerging problem for the humanities as both data and analytical practices become increasingly digital. Research groups working with cultural content as well as libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions are all in need of new expertise. This Guide is a first step to understanding the essentials of data curation for the humanities. The expert-written introductions to key topics include links to important standards, documentation, articles, and projects in the field, annotated with enough context from expert editors and the research community to indicate to newcomers how these resources might help them with data curation challenges.
Intended to help students and those new to the field, the DH Curation Guide also provides a quick reference for teachers, administrators, and anyone seeking an orientation in the issues and practicalities of data curation.
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