n.the actions taken to select, manage, preserve, and add value to digital data throughout its lifecycleRusbridge et al. 2005, 31We recognise the equivalence of preservation as “interoperability with the future,” asserting that digital curation is concerned with “communication across time.”Beagrie 2006, 4The term digital curation is very new and together with related terms such as digital preservation and digital archiving it is still evolving. It is important to recognise that these terms still can be perceived differently by different individuals and disciplines.Beagrie 2006, 4The term “digital curation” was first used at the “Digital Curation: digital archives, libraries and e-science seminar” sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the British National Space Centre held in London on the 19th October 2001.Yakel 2007b, 335Digital curation is the active involvement of information professionals in the management, including the preservation, of digital data for future use.Cunningham 2008, 531Digital curation of archival materials is not just about digital collection management. In fact, the curation of digital records is a sufficiently distinct curatorial activity as to warrant the use of a different term—digital archiving.Walters and Skinner 2011, 5Digital Curation refers to the actions people take to maintain and add value to digital information over its lifecycle, including processes used when creating digital content. Digital preservation focuses on the “series of managed activities necessary to ensure continued access to digital materials for as long as necessary.”Higgins 2011, 82The foundation of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC) in 2006 firmly established digital curation as an academic discipline.Higgins 2011, 84Digital Curation emerged as a new discipline through the iterative workshop and agenda setting process. In the UK the strategic emphasis for long-term management of digital material gradually moved from passive preservation to active curation.Lee and Tibbo 2011, 127In contrast to caring for analogue materials, digital curation brings a wide array of opportunities and challenges.DCC 2014aDigital curation involves maintaining, preserving, and adding value to digital research data throughout its lifecycle.DCC 2014bDigital curation is maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital research data for current and future use; it encompasses the active management of data throughout the research lifecycle.Gilliland 2014a, 245The term “digital curation” has emerged in recent years as a transprofessional umbrella covering digital preservation and other activities involved in creating, managing, disseminating, and using digital content.Noonan and Chute 2014, 215The allocation of resources to digital curation activities needs to be a continuous effort, but all too often is not part of project planning and scoping.Williams and Berilla 2015, 87Administrators commonly believe that a digital archives is cheaper and less work intensive than a physical archives. This is a gross misunderstanding. Digital curation can be as expensive as print curation.Kowalczyk 2018, 4Digital curation, the processes and technologies needed to maintain digital materials over time, is an interdisciplinary field that draws strongly on the fields of library and information science (LIS) and informatics/computer science (CS).Kowalczyk 2018, 218Digital curation: the process of managing data throughout its lifecycle, which includes creation, selection, maintenance, archiving, and preserving data for continuing access to the intellectual content.