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DigcurV Overview
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  • 1. Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe: an overview Kate Fernie MDR Partners This 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. ”
    • ICT creates ‘ unbelievable opportunities ’ for access
    • 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
    http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/digital_libraries/doc/refgroup/final_report_cds.pdf
  • 3. Context in Europe
    • There are
    • 47 National libraries, 20,500 Public libraries, 10,000 University libraries, 29,000 Special libraries + School libraries
    • 17,600 Museums
    • 25 National archives plus
    • Audiovisual archives
    NUMERIC report, 2009 http://www.cipfastats.net/default_view.asp?content_ref=9743
  • 4. People
    • 82000 staff
    • many involved in digitisation
  • 5.  
  • 6. New skills for new jobs
    • 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 for staff
    DPC training needs report, 2004 http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/finalReport.pdf Zach Klein CC BY-NC 2.0
  • 7. 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. ”
    http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/publications/professional_development.pdf
  • 8. Current availability of vocational education and training
    • Short courses
      • in specific topics by competence centres
      • delivered by projects on specific topics or ‘ the project approach to... ’
    • National initiatives
    • Online resources
      • Mainly guidelines
    http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/registries/
  • 9. What is DigCurV?
  • 10.
    • DigCurV is a Multilateral network funded under the EC ’ s Leonardo da Vinci programme
    • Aims to support and extend vocational training for digital curators in libraries, archives and museums
    • Started on 1 st January 2011
    • 30 months
    Some basic facts
  • 11.
    • Europe
    • 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
    Consortium
  • 12.
    • Identify and analyse existing training opportunities and methodologies
    • Survey training needs
    • Identify key skills and competences
    • Establish an initial curriculum and a framework
    • Disseminating the results
    • Promoting the results for use within and between countries
      • Impact on staff mobility
      • Impact on educators
    Main activities
  • 13.
    • Developing the network
      • Relationships with learning organisations, educators, employing organisations, individuals
      • The ripple effect – at both policy and practitioner level
      • Implementation in vocational education and training for the sector
      • An international community of practice
      • Sustained by a collaborative web-environment
      • Continuing development of the framework
    Main activities
  • 14. Measuring success
    • During the lifetime of the project we aim to reach:
    • 100-120 centres of competence
    • 40-50 trainers
    • 150 policy makers
    • 1000 individuals aware of the project ’ s results by its end
    • A series of dissemination and opinion gathering events are planned:
    • Focus groups and workshops involving stakeholders
    • Final policy conference
  • 15. Contact us to join the network! [email_address] www.digcur-education.org

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