The overarching purpose of the Digital Curation Work Group (DCWG) is to promote the long-term integrity of and access to the locally held digital collections of the University of Georgia Libraries. The group serves in an advisory capacity; reporting and making policy and other recommendations to the UGA Libraries Technology Oversight Group and the Libraries units that generate and manage digital content.
Among the Group’s principal activities are to:
- Study the current environment and explicitly define the scope of the Libraries digital preservation challenge;
- Identify and recommend areas for development of common practice and policy across Libraries units;
- Serve as an advisory group in the selection, implementation, and use of a new digital storage system and other management and access systems to be shared across the libraries;
- Develop strategic goals and objectives for the Libraries digital curation work over the next 3-5 years;
- Advance organizational knowledge of digital preservation practices through discussion, programming, and other appropriate means;
- Assess the feasibility of working toward trusted repository status as one of our goals; and
- Provide periodic reports to TOG on its activities.
The DCWG includes a leadership team comprised of the chair, Russell Library director, Media Archives/Peabody Awards archive director, Hargrett Library director, Head of Library Technology Support Group, director of the Digital Library of Georgia, and deputy university librarian. The leadership team provides direction for the work of the DCWG.
The DCWG has developed a Digital Preservation Policy to help guide digital preservation activities within the University of Georgia Libraries.