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Digital curation

Digital curation aids the long-term endeavours of digital preservation and data sharing by maintaining and adding value to trusted bodies of digital scholarship data for current and future use.

UCT’s Digital Library Services offer a curation service for digitisation projects undertaken by UCT Libraries to ensure that digital collections are created, organised, documented, preserved and made accessible in perpetuity by applying best practices for managing the lifecycle of digital objects.

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“Digital preservation encompasses all of the activities that are undertaken by a digital curator to ensure that the digital content for which the digital curator is responsible is maintained in usable formats across generations of technology and can be made available in meaningful ways to current and future users” - Managing Digital Collections, a collaborative initiative on the South African framework