[snca-list] Call for Papers: JCDL Workshop on Digital Curation and Institutional Repositories
tibbo at email.unc.edu
Mon Mar 27 23:23:35 EST 2006
2nd CALL FOR PAPERS & JCDL WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION
Workshop on "Digital Curation & Trusted Repositories: Seeking Success"
Workshop website: http://sils.unc.edu/events/2006jcdl/digitalcuration.html
To be held on Thursday, June 15th in conjunction with the Joint Conference
on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2006) June 11-15, 2006 - Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Preservation of access to digital assets stands as one of the grand
challenges of the early 21st century. A decade of work in digital
preservation and access has resulted in many projects, numerous metadata and
encoding standards, open institutional repository platforms such as DSpace
and Fedora and the OAIS Reference Model. The Research Libraries Group (RLG)
and OCLC have described the attributes and responsibilities of such trusted
repositories, and RLG and the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) have drafted an audit checklist for certifying digital repositories
(http://www.rlg.org/en/pdfs/rlgnara-repositorieschecklist.pdf) . Guidelines,
such as those provided by RLG and NARA, offer technical and managerial
attributes for a trusted digital repository, but will adherence to such a
checklist, by itself, ensure a successful digital repository, especially the
institutional repositories emerging on university campuses today? What are
the most promising approaches for implementing the attributes? What does
trust really mean in the context of a contributor-based repository and
will individuals or organizations contribute to a repository just because
they trust that it will preserve digital assets over time? What incentives
and assistance are needed? What is the role of the archivist vis-à-vis the
digital life cycle and the stewardship of digital assets over time. What,
indeed, constitutes a successful digital repository and how can we
ascertain and measure such success?
This workshop will serve as a forum for discussion as to how the emerging
principles of digital curation, "the active management and appraisal of data
over the life-cycle of scholarly and scientific interest" (Digital Curation
Center, http://www.dcc.ac.uk/about/), can work with technical and managerial
models to produce not only trusted, but successful repositories that will
house rich digital assets over the long-term.
Presentation of digital curation principles.
Exploration of what constitutes success and excellence in digital
curation and digital repository management.
Discussion of how to identify and define criteria for success,
including exploration of a shared lexicon for describing digital repository
Examination of strategies for measuring and evaluating success
Discussion of next steps, potential collaborations, and needed
research in the application of digital curation to repository development.
*****Who Should Attend*****
Digital repository developers and curators
Digital archivists and electronic records managers
Institutional repository developers
Institutional administrators and policy developers
Scholars engaged in research intended to benefit the above
Researchers and administrators charged with preserving research data
All interested parties are invited to submit a brief (3-4 pages) paper on
any of the following topics:
What constitutes success in a digital repository?
How can we best measure the success of digital repositories?
How is certification of digital repositories related to success?
Beyond meeting certification guidelines, what does it mean to be a
trusted repository and what role does trust play in repository success?
How can the principles and activities of digital curation help
repositories to be successful?
The submitted papers will be assessed for their relevance to the workshop
and a limited number of papers will be selected for presentation. Emailed
submissions in RTF, Microsoft Word, or PDF are welcome. Each position paper
will be refereed and results emailed to authors. Selected papers will be
distributed to attendees at the workshop and mounted as proceedings on the
workshop website. Development of papers into journal articles will be
explored at the workshop. All interested persons are invited to register for
the workshop even if they do not submit a paper but papers are encouraged to
focus discussion and increase participation.
In order to ensure that this workshop will not be cancelled, please submit
your paper by April 15, 2006 and register for the workshop by April 15,
2006. JCDL registration page to be open by end of March.
Submit papers electronically to Helen Tibbo: tibbo at ils.unc.edu
Deadline for paper submissions: April 14, 2006
Notification to authors: May 12, 2006
Final copy of papers: June 2, 2006 Authors should use the ACM SIG
proceedings template (http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html).
Philip Eppard, SUNY-Albany; Christopher Lee, UNC-Chapel Hill; Karen
Markey, Univ. of Michigan; Soo Young Rieh, Univ. of Michigan; Helen Tibbo,
UNC-Chapel Hill; Elizabeth Yakel, Univ. of Michigan.
Hope to see you all in Chapel Hill in June!
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Professor
School of Information and Library Science
201 Manning Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
tibbo at ils.unc.edu
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