Introduction

Conceptualizing the framework for digital curation

Archives and special collections departments have a long history of preserving and providing long-term access to organizational records, rare books, and other unique primary sources including manuscripts, photographs, recordings, and artifacts in various formats. The careful curatorial attention to such records has also ensured that such records remain available to researchers and the public as sources of knowledge, memory, and identity. In the past semicentury, various analog and digital technologies have emerged, introducing at least as many new media formats, standards, devices, and production methods. Archivists closely following this trend have also taken notice of the exponentially ...

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