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DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
DigCurV - Introductions and Context
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DigCurV - Introductions and Context


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Presentation by Ann Gow
University of Glasgow

Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum: a DigCurV Workshop
10 December 2012
Firenze (Florence), Italy

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  • 1. Welcome: Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum Florence 12 December 2012This project has been funded with support from the European Commission
  • 2. Digital agenda for Europe “In ancient times, the library of Alexandria was said to contain up to 70% of all human knowledge. The challenge for the digital age is to do even better than that – and make the result last longer.” • Public sector responsibility for digitisation of cultural heritage • Calls for large investment from national governments and the European Commission • Digital preservation is seen as a key issue – now needs to be put in practice
  • 3. Context in Europe 47 National libraries, 20,500 Public libraries, 10,000 University libraries, 29,000 Special libraries + School libraries 17,600 Museums 25 National archives Audiovisual archives 82000 staff 2366 staff involved in digitisationNUMERIC report, 2009
  • 4. Training and Education Professional training for the care of traditional collections is well established Training in long term management of digital assets has been identified as a major issue for employers and staff Professional development is a lifetime requirement Zach Klein CC BY-NC 2.0DPC training needs report, 2004
  • 5. Professional Development: is a lifetime requirement “Digital curation and preservation are rapidly evolving fields. To perform effectively, personnel working in these fields need to update their knowledge and skills on a continuous basis.”
  • 6. ConsortiumEurope Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale (FRD) Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Recht, Goettingen State and University Library (UGOE) Humanities Advanced Technology Institute (HATII) at University of Glasgow MDR Partners (Consulting) Ltd (MDR) Trinity College Dublin (TFTCD) Vilniaus Universiteto Biblioteka (VUL)Third countries Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto (uToronto) Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)Associates Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Nestor
  • 7. Main activitiesIdentify and analyse existing training opportunities andmethodologiesSurvey training needsIdentify key skills and competencesEstablish a curriculum frameworkDisseminate the resultsPromote the results for use within and between countries– Impact on staff mobility– Impact on educators
  • 8. Main activitiesDeveloping the network– Relationships with learning organisations, educators, employing organisations, individuals– The ripple effect – at both policy and practitioner levelImplementation in vocational education andtraining for the sectorAn international community of practice– Sustained by a collaborative web-environment– Continuing development of the framework
  • 9. An international network
  • 10. Shape of Today’s EventMorning– Introduction to the idea/development of the lenses– Responses to the lenses by four experts– A round of CURATE: The Digital Curation GameAfternoon– Breakout Sessions • Scenarios that will give us feedback on the usefulness of the lenses in practice
  • 11. Curate!
  • 12. Follow us and join the network!