UC Curation Center: Curation Wiki
UC3 is a creative partnership bringing together the expertise and resources of the University of California. Together we provide high quality and cost-effective solutions that enable campus constituencies — museums, libraries, archives, academic departments, research units, and individual researchers — to have direct control over the management, curation, and preservation of the information resources underpinning their scholarly activities.
For more information about UC3 and our services, see our website. For specifications, documentation and technical information, see below, and please contact us with any questions: uc3 at ucop dot edu.
Digital curation is the set of policies and practices aimed at maintaining and adding value to authentic digital resources for use now and into the future. The curation concepts underlying UC3's activities are described here. UC3 is developing an innovative curation infrastructure in which to manage our stakeholders' digital content. The concept of emergent micro-services that informs this infrastructure is described here.
Service and tool specifications
- ARK: Archival Resource Key
- NOID: Nice Opaque Identifier (Minter and Name Resolver)
- N2T: Name-to-Thing
- CAN: A Simple File System-Based Object Store
- D-flat: A Simple File System Convention for Digital Object Storage
- PairTree: Object Storage
- ReDD: Reverse Directory Deltas
- Anvl : A Simple Record Syntax
- Checkm: A Checksum-based Manifest Format
- ERC : Electronic Resource Citation and Kernel Metadata
- LockIt: A Simple File-based Convention for Resource Locking
- Namaste: Directory Description with Namaste Tags
- THUMP: The HTTP URL Mapping Protocol
- Digital Curation (Google Group)
DMPTool helps researchers create and manage data management plans
- Service URL: https://dmptool.org
- Service Manager: Stephanie Simms or email@example.com
- Development Activities and Enhancements (forthcoming)
EZID (easy-eye-dee) makes it easy to create and manage unique, long-term identifiers.
- Service URL: http://ezid.cdlib.org
- Service Manager: Perry Willett or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Development Activities and Enhancements
- System Status Information:
- The EZID Status Blog: http://ezidstatus.wordpress.com/
- Subscribe to the EZID Status RSS feed
- API inquiries (see the API documentation here: http://ezid.cdlib.org/doc/apidoc.html#server-status
- The CDL System Status Page: http://www.cdlib.org/contact/system.html
- Outreach and Communication
Merritt is a repository service that lets you manage, archive, and share valuable digital content
- Service URL: http://merritt.cdlib.org/
- Service Manager: Eric Lopatin or email@example.com
- Development Activities and Enhancements
Other Projects, Tools, and Services
ARKs (Archival Resource Keys)
ARKs are URLs designed to support the persistent, long-term access to information objects
- Service URL: http://n2t.net/e/ark_ids.html
- Contact: John Kunze or http://groups.google.com/group/arks-forum
JHOVE2 is an open source next-generation application and framework for format-aware characterization.
Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR)
The UDFR was a knowledge base of file format representation information for use by the digital preservation community.
Our Infrastructure: Micro-Services
UC3 services and infrastructure -- including Merritt and EZID -- are based on a design paradigm known as "micro-services," in which a comprehensive body of preservation functions are devolved into a granular set of small, independent, but highly interoperable services.
- Additional Information: https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/Curation/Microservices
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Merritt and Long-term Preservation Rev. 1.06 2013?09?18
- Curation micro-services handout Rev. 0.4 (2010-08-13)
- UC3 Curation Foundations Rev 0.13 (2010-03-25)
- Merritt: An Emergent Micro-services Approach to Digital Curation Infrastructure Rev. 0.6 (2010-03-25)
- Stephen Abrams, Patricia Cruse, John Kunze, and David Minor, "Curation micro-services: A pipeline metaphor for repositories," OR 2010, The 5th International Conference on Open Repositories, Madrid, July 6-9, 2010
- "Curation micro-services: "It's a series of tubes", Curate Camp, Berkeley, August 16-17, 2010
- "Curation micro-services", lightning talk at iPRES 2010, Vienna, September 19-24, 2010