Digital Curation Lifecycle Model
A graphical, high-level overview of the stages required for successful curation and preservation of data from initial conceptualisation or receipt through the iterative curation cycle. The model can be used to plan activities within your organisation to ensure that all of the necessary steps in the curation lifecycle are covered.
From DCC website: It is important to note that the model is an ideal. In reality, users of the model may enter at any stage of the lifecycle depending on their current area of need. The model enables granular functionality to be mapped against it: to define roles and responsibilities and build a framework of standards and technologies to implement. It can be used to help identify additional steps that may be required – or actions not required by certain situations or disciplines – and to ensure that processes and policies are adequately documented.