Digital Curation Unit

The mission of the Digital Curation Unit (DCU) is to conduct research, develop technologies and applications, provide services and training, and act as a national focus point in the field of digital curation.

Digital curation encompasses a set of activities aiming at the production of high quality, dependable digital assets; their organisation, archiving and long-term preservation; and the generation of added value from digital assets by means of resource-based knowledge elicitation. To ensure the adequate capture of the context of digital resources and their subsequent creative and effective use, the DCU adopts a multidisciplinary approach which considers the full lifecycle of digital assets, such as records, digital surrogates and scholarly/ scientific datasets.