Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative: A Case Study

  • Devan Ray Donaldson Indiana University, Bloomington http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2304-6303
  • Allison McClanahan Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Leif Christiansen Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Laura Bell Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Mikala Narlock Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Shannon Martin Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Haley Suby Indiana University, Bloomington

Abstract

Since its creation nearly a decade ago, the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Curation Lifecycle Model has become the quintessential framework for understanding digital curation. Organizations and consortia around the world have used the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model as a tool to ensure that all the necessary stages of digital curation are undertaken, to define roles and responsibilities, and to build a framework of standards and technologies for digital curation. Yet, research on the application of the model to large-scale digitization projects as a way of understanding their efforts at digital curation is scant. This paper reports on findings of a qualitative case study analysis of Indiana University Bloomington’s multi-million-dollar Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI), employing the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model as a lens for examining the scope and effectiveness of its digital curation efforts. Findings underscore the success of MDPI in performing digital curation by illustrating the ways it implements each of the model’s components. Implications for the application of the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model in understanding digital curation for mass digitization projects are discussed as well as directions for future research.

Author Biographies

Devan Ray Donaldson, Indiana University, Bloomington

Assistant Professor

Department of Information and Library Science

School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University, Bloomington
Allison McClanahan, Indiana University, Bloomington

Librarian, Archives of Traditional Music

Indiana University, Bloomington

Leif Christiansen, Indiana University, Bloomington

Doctoral Student

Department of Informatics

School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University, Bloomington
Laura Bell, Indiana University, Bloomington

Graduate Student

Department of Information and Library Science

School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University, Bloomington

Mikala Narlock, Indiana University, Bloomington

Graduate Student

Department of Information and Library Science

School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University, Bloomington

Shannon Martin, Indiana University, Bloomington

Graduate Student

Department of Information and Library Science

School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University, Bloomington

Haley Suby, Indiana University, Bloomington

Graduate Student

Department of Information and Library Science

School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University, Bloomington

Published
23-Dec-2018
Section
Papers (Peer-reviewed)