Part I: Digital Curation and Preservation - Current Trends and Research.
Program chair: Heather Lea Moulaison, iSchool, University of Missouri, US
Preserving digital content for future access and use represents a major theoretical and practical challenge for digital libraries. Without careful and informed actions, the long-term preservation of digital content cannot be ensured. Digital curation of electronic content requires the development of new kinds of technological expertise and partnerships, and allows for new ways of thinking about stakeholders and access.
As study into the stewardship of digital content moves forward, opportunities and challenges can be identified and assessed. Research initiatives, reflective assessments of practice, and other forms of scholarly investigations can inform future directions in digital curation practice, and ultimately, in access.
Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following topics: