Term: curate Class:  
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Created 18 October 2013
Last modified 18 October 2013
Contributed by Stephen Richard


Definition: managing and promoting the use of data from its point of creation, to ensure it is fit for contemporary purpose, and availability for discovery and re-use. (Lord, Philip and Alison Macdonald. 2003. e-Science curation report: Data curation for e-Science in the UK: an audit to establish requirements for future curation and provision. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/e-ScienceReportFinal.pdf)

from e-mail to rda-cwg-terminology list, 2013-10-18 by Margaret Hedstrom Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen
see http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/fashion/04curate.html?pagewanted=all for some commentary on recent usage of the term Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen