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Digital Shift Forum – More than the Eye Can See: The Digital Curation Shift

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RLUK’s Digital Shift Forum brings together colleagues from across the information, research, cultural and heritage communities, and third and commercial sectors, to discuss the future of the digital shift in collections, services, and audiences.

The series aims to promote cross-sector discussion and debate, to enable knowledge exchange, and inspire collaborative endeavour across sectors and communities, for the benefit of RLUK members and the wider research and information management communities.

The Digital Shift Forum is open to all, and you do not need to belong to an RLUK member institution to attend or participate.

More than the Eye Can See: The Digital Curation Shift

Christopher (Cal) Lee, Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science

8 December 2021, 14:00-15:00 (GMT)

The shift from predominately analog to predominately digital acquisitions requires significant shifts in library thinking and practices.  The shift toward digital curation involves attention to various forms of digital representation.  Cal will summarise several current and emerging trends in digital curation, with a strong emphasis on use of free and open-source tools that can expose, capture and transform digital representation at multiple levels.  Implications and open questions for participants in their own professional and institutional settings will be discussed.

Christopher (Cal) Lee is Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He teaches courses and workshops in archives and records management; understanding information technology for managing digital collections; and adapting digital forensics methods to support curation of born-digital materials.  His primary research focus is the long-term curation of digital collections.  Cal has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of numerous digital curation research and education projects.  He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and recently completed his term as editor of American Archivist.

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