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Digital Humanities Boot Camp

This is for use by participants in the Mellon-Funded Digital Humanities Boot Camp.

Digital Preservation

In addition to providing the definition and benefits of digital curation, U.K.'s Data Curation Centre (DCC) also gives the following reasons for digital preservation:

  • Research data might be unique and irreplaceable when destroyed or lost.
  • Verifiable data could enhance the validity of a research.
  • Having organized data management and retention system is considered good research and institutional practice.
  • The ability to provide data after grants and projects have ended might be required by laws and regulations.
  • Significant time and resources have been invested to create the scientific record and documentary heritage.

Above description is adapted or quoted from DCC's website.