Workflow Tools for Digital Curation Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Workflow Tools for Digital Curation

Creator

  • Author: Weidner, Andrew
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Publisher

  • Name: Code4Lib

Date

  • Creation: 2013-04-17

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This article discusses workflow tools for digital curation.
  • Physical Description: 12 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: digital curation
  • Keyword: information access
  • Keyword: AutoHotkey
  • Keyword: Selenium IDE
  • Keyword: programming

Source

  • Journal: Code4Lib Journal, 2013, Code4Lib

Citation

  • Publication Title: Code4Lib
  • Issue: 20
  • Peer Reviewed: True

Relation

  • Is Version Of: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/8419

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • ISSN: 1940-5758
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc157307

Degree

  • Academic Department: Digital Projects Unit

Note

  • Display Note: Abstract: Maintaining usable and sustainable digital collections requires a complex set of actions that address the many challenges of various stages of the digital object lifecycle. Digital curation activities enhance access and retrieval, maintain quality, add value, and facilitate use and re-use over time. Digital resource lifecycle management is becoming an increasingly important topic as digital curators actively explore software tools that perform metadata curation and file management tasks. Accordingly, the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries develop tools and workflows that streamline production and quality assurance activities. This article demonstrates two open source software tools, AutoHotkey and Selenium IDE, which the UNT Digital Libraries has adopted for use during the pre-ingest and post-ingest stages of the digital resource lifecycle.