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Presentation by Claudia Engelhardt, Goettingen State and University Library at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum ...

Presentation by Claudia Engelhardt, Goettingen State and University Library at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

6-7 May, 2013
Florence, Rome

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  • A deepening of training needs in digital curation Claudia Engelhardt Framing the digital curation curriculum Florence, 6-7 May 2013
  • 1. DigCurV research on training needs: Basic information 2. Online-Survey on training needs 3. Focus groups and analysis of job advertisements 4. Summary Overview A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • 1. DigCurV research on training needs: Basic information 2. Online-Survey on training needs 3. Focus groups and analysis of job advertisements 4. Summary A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • Aims: – Identify skills & competences necessary in digital preservation & curation – Identify the need for training with regard to these skills & competences Purpose: – Inform DigCurV Curriculum Framework Development Lead: Göttingen State and University Library February 2011 – January 2012 Review of sector training needs A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • Review of sector training needs Research activities carried out: Online survey – July and August 2011, 454 responses Focus groups – September-November 2011, 9 focus groups Analysis of job advertisements – 48 advertisements, collected between February 2011 and January 2012 A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • 1. DigCurV research on training needs: Basic information 2. Online-Survey on training needs 3. Focus groups and analysis of job advertisements 4. Summary A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • Target audience: – staff members of cultural heritage organisations, scientific and educational institutions Conducted: 4th July – 26th August 2011 454 valid responses from 44 countries – Europe: 81% – North America: 14% – Others: 5% Survey on training needs A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • Structure of the survey: Basic information on organisation and respondent Training plans and preferences Skills and competences needed Training needs Survey on training needs A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • Type: – cultural heritage institutions (majority) e.g. archives, libraries, museums – scientific & educational institutions (large proportion) e.g. universities, research centres – Others (considerable proportion) e.g. authorities, broadcasters, companies etc. Size: – 45% small (1-100 FTEs) – 30% medium (101-500 FTEs) – 25% large (> 500 FTEs) Survey respondents’ organisations A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • Role of respondents A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Respondents involved in variety of tasks with regard to digital preservation and curation, e.g. Management Hands-on tasks Research Training and education
  • Large majority of organisations (94%) storing digital materials for the long-term or planning to do so: Yes already: 76% No, but plan to do so: 18% Neither storing nor planning to do so: 6% A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Involvement in digital preservation
  • A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Digital preservation staff Existing staff (N=325): – Mainly core funded and partly (63%) or exclusively (31%) assigned to preservation/curation tasks – Some externally funded (12% exclusively, 10% partly) – No staff assigned to digital preservation tasks: 12%! Plans to hire staff (N=335): – No: 57% – Yes, staff partly assigned to dp/dc: 31% – Yes, staff exclusively assigned to dp/dc: 17%
  • Considerable number of organisations planning digital preservation / curation training: – For inexperienced staff: 35% – For experienced staff: 31% Not planning training: – 35% Already providing training: – 26% A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Training plans
  • Training methods considered most suitable: – Small group workshops: 75% – Blended learning: 39% A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Training preferences
  • Which training methods for digital preservation/ curation do you consider the most suitable for your organisation? (up to two answers allowed) N=446
  • Training methods considered most suitable: – Small group workshops: 75% – Blended learning: 39% Time frame considered most suitable: – One time event of 1-2 days: 55% – One time event of 3-5 days: 30% A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Training preferences
  • Which time frame for training in digital preservation/ curation do you consider the most suitable for your organisation? (up to two answers allowed) N=443
  • Respondents were presented two lists, one each containing: – General tasks and skills – Digital preservation-specific and technical tasks and skills Importance of each task/skill in terms of the work of staff involved in digital preservation/curation assessed on four-stage scale: – essential – important – not important – non essential A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Skills and competences
  • General skills General skills assessed: Collaborating with others Communicating with others Affinity for technology Managing projects Training others Managing budgets Leading a department or team Organising conferences, workshops or other events A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • In terms of the work of staff involved in digital preservation/ curation, how important do you consider the following general skills?
  • Digital preservation-specific skills Digital preservation-specific and general skills assessed: Preservation planning Ensuring access Managing data Evaluating and selecting data for long-term preservation Storing data Ingesting data Research & development of a digital preservation environment Administering the archive A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • In terms of the work of staff involved in digital preservation/ curation, how important do you consider the following digital preservation-specific and technical
  • Respondents were again presented two lists, one each containing: – General skills and competences – Digital preservation-specific and technical skills and competences Need for training with regard to each task/skill assessed on four-stage scale: – great need – moderate need – hardly any need – no need A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Training needs
  • General skills and competences General skills assessed: Liaising between customers and information technology experts Communication Project Management Networking with people Training others Administration and finances A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • How would you assess the training needs of digital preservation staff in the following general skills ?
  • Digital preservation-specific and technical skills and competences Digital preservation-specific and technical skills assessed: General / basic knowledge of digital preservation issues Preservation & data management planning Preservation tools Information modelling and metadata Trusted repositories Strategic planning and policies Technical systems Legal aspects A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • How would you assess the training needs of digital preservation staff in the following digital preservation-specific and technical areas?
  • respondents were asked which areas they considered the training need to be most pressing indicated up to three areas result: training needs most pressing for digital preservation-specific and technical skills A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Most pressing training needs
  • In which of the following digital preservation-related fields is the need for training the most pressing? (up to three answers allowed) N=446
  • 1. DigCurV research on training needs: Basic information 2. Online-Survey on training needs 3. Focus groups and analysis of job advertisements 4. Summary A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • 9 focus groups with stakeholders held in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania and the UK in autumn 2011 Findings support survey results: severe lack of qualified staff lack of training offers blended learning and short term offers preferred A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Focus groups
  • broad spectrum of skills needed including: – digital preservation/curation-specific skills – knowledge of subject domain as well as of library, archival and information science – IT knowledge and technical expertise – social skills – management skills – knowledge of the organisation/institution urgent need for training expressed, especially for technical and IT skills, but also others e.g. communication and management A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Focus groups
  • 48 advertisements for posts related to digital preservation/curation collected between February 2011 and January 2012 results support survey and focus group results broad spectrum of digital preservation-specific and technical as well as subject specific and generic skills needed A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Analysis of job advertisements
  • 1. DigCurV research on training needs: Basic information 2. Online-Survey on training needs 3. Focus groups and analysis of job advertisements 4. Summary A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence
  • strong input from the digital preservation/curation community, particularly of the cultural heritage, scientific and education sectors Results indicate: severe lack of qualified staff in the field lack of appropriate training offers preferred training methods: small group workshops and blended learning preferred time frame: short term courses A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Summary
  • skills and competences needed are manifold and comprise broad spectrum: – digital preservation/curation-specific skills – IT and technical skills – general skills (communication, management etc.) – knowledge of subject domain great need for training indicated for both general and digital preservation-specific / technical skills most pressing needs expressed for the area of digital preservation-specific and technical skills A deepening of training needs in digital curation Framing the digital curation curriculum, 6-7 May 2013, Florence Summary
  • Thank you! Do you have any questions? Contact: Claudia Engelhardt Göttingen State and University Library claudia.engelhardt@sub.uni-goettingen.de The “DigCurV Report and analysis of the survey of Training Needs” is available on the DigCurV website: http://www.digcur-education.org/eng/Resources