DCS - Digital Curation Service


The Digital Curation Service was a CLARIN task force responsible for the curation of several language resources that were not available on-line and/or endangered without a proper documentation context (adding CMDI metadata etc.). The DCS has curated these data and made them available by depositing them at different CLARIN centra.


In October 2011 the Data Curation Service (DCS) was established. The DCS was supported by CLARIN-NL until 1 January 2014. The DCS was charged with:

  • the curation of resources, especially those presently held by individual researchers or research groups;
  • assisting in the curation efforts of CLARIN centres (if and when such is desired);
  • advising researchers who wanted to undertake the curation of their resources themselves.
The curation of resources held by individual researchers or research groups comprised the core of the work undertaken by the DCS. and the project was run from the Centre for Language and Speech Technology (CLST) at Radboud University Nijmegen and led by Nelleke Oostdijk (head) and Henk van den Heuvel (deputy head).

The DCS was involved in the curation of the following resources:
Completed: Unfinished (and being considered by CLARIN centres for adoption):
  • Roots of Etnolect (collection Linda van Meel)
  • Traces of Contact (collection Kofi Yakbo)
Contacts Links
  • Web-sites: http://www.ru.nl/letteren/datacuratieservice/
  • User scenario's (screencasts, screenshots): n.a.
  • Manual: n.a.
  • Tool/Service link: n.a.
  • Publications:
    • Oostdijk, N. & H. van den Heuvel. 2012. Introducing the CLARIN - NL Data Curation Service. In Proceedings of the Workshop Challenges in the management of large corpora. LREC2012, Istanbul, 22 May 2012. http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2012/index.html . Retrieval date: 20 March 2014.
    • Heuvel, H. van den, Oostdijk, N.H.J., Sanders, E.P. & Lint, V. de (2014). Data curations by the Dutch Data Curation Service. In Proceedings CLARIN Annual Conference (pp. online). http://www.clarin.eu/sites/default/files/cac2014_submission_15_0.pdf
    • Oostdijk, N., Heuvel, H. van den, Treurniet, M. (2013): The CLARIN-NL Data Curation Service. Bringing data to the foreground. International Journal of Digital Curation, Vol 8, No 2 (2013), pp. 134-145.

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