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DigcurV Overview

  1. 1. Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe: an overview Kate Fernie MDR Partners This project has been funded with support from the European Commission'
  2. 2. Digital agenda for Europe <ul><li>“ 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. ” </li></ul><ul><li>ICT creates ‘ unbelievable opportunities ’ for access </li></ul><ul><li>Public sector responsibility for digitisation of cultural heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Calls for large investment from national governments and the European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Digital preservation is seen as a key issue </li></ul>http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/digital_libraries/doc/refgroup/final_report_cds.pdf
  3. 3. Context in Europe <ul><li>There are </li></ul><ul><li>47 National libraries, 20,500 Public libraries, 10,000 University libraries, 29,000 Special libraries + School libraries </li></ul><ul><li>17,600 Museums </li></ul><ul><li>25 National archives plus </li></ul><ul><li>Audiovisual archives </li></ul>NUMERIC report, 2009 http://www.cipfastats.net/default_view.asp?content_ref=9743
  4. 4. People <ul><li>82000 staff </li></ul><ul><li>many involved in digitisation </li></ul>
  5. 6. New skills for new jobs <ul><li>Professional training for the care of traditional collections is well established </li></ul><ul><li>Training in long term management of digital assets has been identified as a major issue </li></ul><ul><li>For employers </li></ul><ul><li>And for staff </li></ul>DPC training needs report, 2004 http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/finalReport.pdf Zach Klein CC BY-NC 2.0
  6. 7. Professional Development: is a lifetime requirement <ul><li>“ 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. ” </li></ul>http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/publications/professional_development.pdf
  7. 8. Current availability of vocational education and training <ul><li>Short courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in specific topics by competence centres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>delivered by projects on specific topics or ‘ the project approach to... ’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly guidelines </li></ul></ul>http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/registries/
  8. 9. What is DigCurV?
  9. 10. <ul><li>DigCurV is a Multilateral network funded under the EC ’ s Leonardo da Vinci programme </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to support and extend vocational training for digital curators in libraries, archives and museums </li></ul><ul><li>Started on 1 st January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>30 months </li></ul>Some basic facts
  10. 11. <ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale (FRD) </li></ul><ul><li>Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Recht, Goettingen State and University Library (UGOE) </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities Advanced Technology Institute (HATII) at University of Glasgow </li></ul><ul><li>MDR Partners (Consulting) Ltd (MDR) </li></ul><ul><li>Trinity College Dublin (TFTCD) </li></ul><ul><li>Vilniaus Universiteto Biblioteka (VUL) </li></ul><ul><li>Third countries </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto (uToronto) </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) </li></ul><ul><li>Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) </li></ul><ul><li>Nestor </li></ul>Consortium
  11. 12. <ul><li>Identify and analyse existing training opportunities and methodologies </li></ul><ul><li>Survey training needs </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key skills and competences </li></ul><ul><li>Establish an initial curriculum and a framework </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminating the results </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the results for use within and between countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on staff mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on educators </li></ul></ul>Main activities
  12. 13. <ul><li>Developing the network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships with learning organisations, educators, employing organisations, individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ripple effect – at both policy and practitioner level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation in vocational education and training for the sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An international community of practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustained by a collaborative web-environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing development of the framework </li></ul></ul>Main activities
  13. 14. Measuring success <ul><li>During the lifetime of the project we aim to reach: </li></ul><ul><li>100-120 centres of competence </li></ul><ul><li>40-50 trainers </li></ul><ul><li>150 policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>1000 individuals aware of the project ’ s results by its end </li></ul><ul><li>A series of dissemination and opinion gathering events are planned: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups and workshops involving stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Final policy conference </li></ul>
  14. 15. Contact us to join the network! [email_address] www.digcur-education.org

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