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Some Friendly Advice for Data Curators

From Dorothea Salo at the Digital Humanities Winter Institute Data Curation Seminar ... shamelessly quoted hopefully not too much out of context by a student (Ed Summers).

  • Pick software last.
  • Don't chase the shiny.
  • Know where the exits are (especially in the cloud).
  • Keep your options open.
  • What problems can you make someone else's problem?
  • Does the software support changes, additions, deletions?
  • Biggest danger to digital preservation is apathy.
  • Graduate students are not the answer to your problem.
  • Know what you are doing when you experiment.
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