DAS Curriculum Suggested Readings List, by Tier

DAS Curriculum Suggested Readings List, by Tier

 January 2016

Please note that if a course is not included on the list, there are no additional readings and you should review your workbooks, handouts and notes only.

F7: Digital Curation: Creating an Environment for Success

  • Digital Curation: A How-to-do-it Manual, Ross Harvey, Facet Publishing, 2010
  • The Curation Lifecycle Model, Digital Curation Centre, 2008.
  • ISO Standard for Trustworthy Digital Repositories (ISO16363:2012)

F8a: Arrangement and Description of Electronic Records - Part I

  • Brian F. Lavoie, The Open Archival Information System Reference Model: Introductory Guide. DPC Technology Watch Series Report 04-01.  Digital Preservation Coalition

(UK): January 2004.  http://www.dpconline.org/component/docman/doc_download/91-introduction-to-oais

TST2: Accessioning and Ingest of Electronic Records

TST3: Arrangement and Description of Electronic Records - Part II

TST4: Digital Repositories 

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

TST5: Preserving Digital Archives: Concepts and Competencies

  • Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-Term Strategies for Long-Term Solutions, online tutorial developed for the Digital Preservation Management Course, developed and maintained by Cornell University Library, 2003-2006; extended and maintained by ICPSR, 2007-on. Available at: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/dpm/
  • Galloway, Patricia. “Digital Archiving.” In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, edited by Marcia Bates and Mary Niles Maack. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2009. 

TST7: Developing Specifications and RFPs for Record Keeping Systems

  • Clegg, Helen and Susan Montgomery.  “How to Write an RFP for Information Products.”  Information Outlook 10.6 (Jun 2006): 23-24, 27-30, 33. Print. (Available here.)
  • Porter-Roth, Bud. “Writing a RIM Request for Proposal.” Information Management Journal 40.5 (Sep/Oct 2006): 70-74. Print. (Available here.)
  • Weidenhammer, John. “ABCs for RFPs.” Government Procurement 16.1 (Feb 2008): 22-23. Print. (Available here.)
  • An Overview of the RFP Process for Nonprofits and Libraries. Techsoup: the technology place for nonprofits.


  • Glick, Kevin and Eliot Wilczek. Fedora and the Preservation of University Records Project. Requirements for  Trustworthy Recordkeeping Systems and the Preservation of Electronic Records in a University Setting. Yale University and Tufts University. September 2006. 


  • Government of South Australia. Electronic Document and Records Systems (EDRMS) Functional Specification Standard. Version 3.1, 2009.


  • State Library of Ohio, OHIONET, 2008. Statewide Resource Sharing Request for Purchase.


TST10: Inreach and Outreach for Digital Archives

T&S1: Achieving Email Account Preservation with XML

T&S3: Digital Forensics for Archivists - Part I and II

  • Kirschenbaum, Matthew G., Richard Ovenden, and Gabriela Redwine.

“Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections." Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2010.


  • Woods, Kam, Christopher A. Lee, and Simson Garfinkel. “Extending Digital Repository Architectures to Support Disk Image Preservation and Access.”

In JCDL '11: Proceeding of the 11th Annual International ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 57-66. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2011.


  • Woods, Kam, Christopher Lee, and Sunitha Misra. “Automated Analysis and Visualization of Disk Images and File Systems for Preservation.” In Proceedings of Archiving 2013 (Springfield, VA: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2013), 239-244.


TR2: Managing Electronic Records in Archives and Special Collections

  • AIMS Work Group. 2012. AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional

Model for Stewardship. https://dcs.library.virginia.edu/files/2013/02/AIMS_final_text.pdf

  • Davis, S. (2008 Spring/Summer) Electronic Records Planning in “Collecting” Repositories. American Archivist, 71, 167-189
  • Dow, Elizabeth. Electronic Records in the Manuscript Repository. Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2009.
  • Forstrom, Michael “Managing Electronic Records in Manuscript Collections: A Case Study from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,” American Archivist 72, no. 2 (2009): 460-477.
  • Pearce-Moses, R. & Kaczmarek, J. (2005, Spring). An Arizona Model for Preservation and Access of Web Documents. Originally published in DttP: Documents to the People 33(1), 17–24. http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/multimedia/documents/azmodel.pdf
  • Prom, C. & Swain, E. (2007 Fall/Winter). From College Democrats to the Falling Illini: Identifying, Appraising, and Capturing Student Organization Websites. American Archivist, 70, 344-363.
  • Jantz, R., & Giarlo, M. (2005, June). Digital Preservation: Architecture and Technology for Trusted Digital Repositories. D-Lib Magazine, 11(6). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june05/jantz/06jantz.html
  • Lynch, C. (2003). Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age. ARL Bimonthly

TR3: Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Futures

  • Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP), volume editor: Nancy Y McGovern, series editor: Katherine Skinner, Educopia, 2012.  Free PDF download at: http://www.educopia.org/publishing

Please read:

  • Envisioning an International Community of Practice: An Introduction
  • Standards
  • Conclusion

Digital Preservation Management Workshop Online Tutorial, online since 2003 with regular updates. Available at: http://dpworkshop.org/