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EPSRC Reference: GR/T07374/01
Title: Digital Curation Centre: Research
Principal Investigator: Buneman, Professor OP
Other Investigators:
Kleese van Dam, Mrs K Atkinson, Professor MP Heery, Ms R
Ross, Professor S Burnhill, Mr PM
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Mr M W Day Professor RG Mann
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Department: Sch of Informatics
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 September 2004 Ends: 29 February 2008 Value (£): 1,101,971
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Information & Knowledge Mgmt
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies
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This project will undertake research in Digital curation. Digital curation, broadly interpreted, is about maintaining and adding value to, a trusted body of digital information for current and future use. The digital archiving and preservation community now looks beyond the preservation, cataloging and cross referencing of static digital objects such as documents. The scientific community has data characterised by structure, volatility and scale. These require us to extend our notions of curation. We must also investigate the principles that underlie appraisal, and lessons learnt about the economics of preservation. The proposed research covers a range of sub-topics under the umbrella of enhancing the digital curation facilities available to the UK academic, scientific and industrial communities. These sub-topics range from straightforward tasks (typically investigations into current practice) to high-risk, high-payoff projects over a longer period. They include the annotation of data and provenance tracking, data integration and publication, appraisal and long-term preservation, socio-economic and legal contexts, and performance and optimisation.
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