As more information is created online it has become increasingly important – for regulatory, governance, business continuity, or simply to keep hold of valuable or valued information – to take action to ensure that this information will still be available in ten and more years’ time.
The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today’s Web by exploiting machine-processable metadata. The explicit representation of the semantics of data, enriched with domain theories (ontologies), will enable a web that provides a qualitatively new level of service. It will weave together a large network of human knowledge and makes this knowledge machine-processable.
All those involved in Scientific Data Repositories are more and more faced with the problem of managing an increasing amount of complex Digital Data and, more importantly, are faced with the problem of preserving huge amounts of scientific digital data in order to make them available for validation of scientific results and for possible future applications.
All those involved in memory institutions are more and more faced with the problem of managing an increasing amount of Digital Objects…
In partnership with the National e-Science Centre and supported by the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) the Digital Curation Centre is holding the 4th International Digital Curation Conference in Edinburgh, 1-3 December 2008.