Digital Curation: Managing the Full Life Cycle for Digital Assets

Tuesday, 8/30/2022 - Wednesday, 8/31/2022
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

Libraries are continually expanding their digital libraries to include more research materials, such as digitized manuscripts, books, photographs, audiovisual materials, born digital files, etc. As these digital assets grow in number, libraries often must adapt processes and staff roles to better manage, preserve, describe, and provide access to these materials. Born digital material types and changing technologies complicate library efforts to provide access to digital library materials. Incomplete or incorrect metadata limits collection discoverability. Without proper planning and execution, other issues may arise including uneven preservation practices across collections and a lack of organizational coordination for digital preservation. This e-Forum will discuss overall digital curation ideals, useful systems and tools, pain points, and successes.

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Learning Outcomes

During this discussion, attendees will explore:

  • Areas of strength and weakness in the digital curation process
  • Challenges with access or preservation of special formats or born-digital materials
  • Positions, systems, workflows, and tools used in the digital curation process

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in digital curation or digital libraries.


Lindsey Memory is BYU Library’s Digital Initiatives Department Head. She oversees the library's digital asset management platform, digitization lab, institutional repository, and the digital preservation program.

Nicole Lewis is BYU Library’s Digital Metadata Librarian. She is responsible for digital object metadata across multiple library repositories and for their catalog records in the ILS. 

Rebecca Wiederhold is BYU Library’s Technical Services Archivist. She reviews finding aids for standards compliance and catalogs archival and manuscripts collections. She also heads the Library’s Archival Processing Section, which prepares file- and item-level descriptions for unpublished materials in preparation for digitization projects.



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