Monday, August 08, 2005

Digital Curation Manual

The first installment of the Digital Curation Centre's Digital Curation Manual is now available for download at
Entitled "Open Source for Digital Curation" and written by DCC Advisory Services Manager Andrew McHugh this aims to:
* Describe a range of explicit digital curation application areas for
open source;
* Offer some examples of existing uses of open source software;
* Highlight a selection of open source applications of interest to
digital creators, curators and re-users;
* Deliver quantitative insights into the value of open source
* Offer guidelines for institutions planning to introduce these

Two more installments, on Metadata and Curation of Dynamic Data, will be published within the next two months. Approximately 45 installments have already been commissioned and these will be released throughout the duration of the DCC project.

Any suggestions may be sent to the Digital Curation Manual Editorial Board (

Fedora Conference

Digital Asset Management with Fedora, 24th October 2005

The National Library of Wales is pleased to open registration for the Digital Asset Management with Fedora conference to be held in Aberystwyth, Wales.

The aim of this meeting is to bring together those using, or thinking about using, Fedora from across Europe in order to share knowledge and experience whilst providing an environment for making connections between institutions.

This conference will be held in conjunction with METS Awareness Day on 25th October 2005. Participants are welcome to attend both events.

The deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 17, 2005 For more information, including abstracts and booking forms, please visit the conference website at