The Digital Curation Centre: a vision for digital curation

C. Rusbridge, P. Burnhill, S. Ross, P. Buneman, D. Giaretta, L. Lyon, M. Atkinson

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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 data 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 developed into curation services, all of which are underpinned by outreach to the broadest community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLocal to Global Data Interoperability - Challenges and Technologies, 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9228-0
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


  • information retrieval systems
  • data access
  • digital data curation
  • digital information
  • Councils
  • Couplings
  • Data analysis
  • Distributed databases
  • Laboratories
  • Management information systems
  • Ontologies
  • Publishing
  • Resource management
  • Usability


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