"One thing about the event that impressed me was the way academic librarians at the workshop were taking on digital curation and developing faculties digital curation skills. In other words thinking beyond the traditional remit of information literacy and information management."
The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) organised an event at Loughborough University.
"Here are a number of factors forcing universities to take the curation of research data more seriously:
- research funders ask for it;
- the freedom of information act and data protection act necessitate it i.e. systematic curation will enable data to be stored and accessed effectively and securely.
- fines may be levied if data is not managed in a way that complies with the Data Protection legislation.
- it will enable the sharing of data that will foster innovative research."