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2008 Summer Issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation

As the International Journal of Digital Curation, founded by the Digital Curation Centre, publishes its Summer Issue, it offers the largest collection of peer-reviewed papers and general articles to date across a wide range of subjects in this field. In his editorial for the issue, Chris Rusbridge, the Chief Editor, remarked that while the peer-reviewed papers it contained were all very different, there was nonetheless a sinuous thread linking them all. In his concluding observations he pointed out that as the community moves into the territory both of large-scale national library legal deposit environments on the one hand, and of the science data deluge on the other, scalability factors dictate that automation must take over. That our scientific and cultural heritage might depend in the future on completely automated preservation actions was a matter, he felt, for concern and considerable debate, and one which has barely begun.

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