CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation,” edited by Jennifer Moore, Adam Rountrey, and Hannah Scates Kettler, which captures best practices for 3D data preservation, management, access, and more.
While there has been rapid growth in the creation and use of 3D data over the last decade, the ongoing development and evolving usage of these data have left many unresolved questions about their stability, durability, and long-term accessibility.
“3D Data Creation to Curation” collects the efforts of the Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation (CS3DP) initiative—a large practicing community of librarians, researchers, engineers, and designers—to move toward establishment of shared guidelines, practices, and standards. Using a collaborative approach for standards development that promotes individual investment and broad adoption, this group has produced a work that captures the shared preservation needs of the whole community.
Chapters cover best practices for 3D data preservation, management, metadata, legal issues, and access. Beginning with surveys of current practices, the authors provide recommendations for implementing standards and identify areas in which further development is required. A glossary of key terms and acronyms is included for easy reference.
“3D Data Creation to Curation” is intended for a broad audience from 3D data novices to seasoned practitioners, as well as those who may not be involved in the creation of the data but are tasked with curating, migrating, and sustaining access to these data long-term.
“3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation” is available for purchase in print through the ALA Online Store and Amazon.com; by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers; and as an open access edition.
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing more than 8,500 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Find ACRL on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Originally published at https://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2022/06/new-acrl-3d-data-creation-curation-community-standards-3d-data-preservation