Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe: Project Objectives

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Presentation by Kate Fernie, MDR Partners at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

6-7 May, 2013
Florence, Rome



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Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe: Project Objectives

  1. 1. Digital Curator VocationalEducation Europe:Project ObjectivesKate Fernie,MDR PartnersThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission
  2. 2. Some basic facts• DigCurV is a network funded under the EC Leonardo daVinci Lifelong Learning programme• Aims to support and extend vocational training for digitalcurators in libraries, archives and museums• Started on 1stJanuary 2011• 30 monthshttp://www.digcur-education.org/
  3. 3. EuropeFondazione Rinascimento Digitale (FRD)Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Recht,Goettingen State and University Library (UGOE)Humanities Advanced Technology Institute (HATII) at University ofGlasgowMDR Partners (Consulting) Ltd (MDR)Trinity College Dublin (TFTCD)Vilniaus Universiteto Biblioteka (VUL)North AmericaFaculty of Information at the University of Toronto (uToronto)Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)AssociatesDigital Preservation Coalition (DPC)NestorConsortium
  4. 4. Identify and analyse existing training opportunities andmethodologiesSurvey training needsIdentify key skills and competencesEstablish an initial curriculum frameworkDisseminate the resultsPromote the results for use– by educators and individuals– within and between countriesMain activities
  5. 5. Some context in EuropeThere are an estimated:47 National libraries, 20,500 Public libraries, 10,000University libraries, 29,000 Special libraries + Schoollibraries17,600 Museums25 National archives plusAudiovisual archivesNUMERIC report, 2009 http://www.cipfastats.net/default_view.asp?content_ref=9743Cultural institutions are digitising and collecting digital materialsDigital preservation is becoming a key issue
  6. 6. People82000 staffmany involved in digitisation
  7. 7. Value propositionProfessional training for the care of traditionalcollections is well establishedTraining in long term management of digital assets hasbeen identified as a major issue for employers and staffProfessional development is a lifetime requirementDPC training needs report, 2004 http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/finalReport.pdfZach Klein CC BY-NC 2.0
  8. 8. Analysing the existingtraining opportunitiesWe launched a survey of training opportunities at thebeginning of April 2011 to :Analyse the existing offerMap the curriculum landscapeIdentify topics and learning objectivesMethodologies and formatsAssessment methods in usehttp://www.digcur-education.org/eng/Training-opportunities
  9. 9. In July and August 2011, we launched a survey to analyzetraining needs in the cultural sector. Collected informationabout:Staff situationsTraining plans and preferencestraining needs expressedSkills and competences being called forJob advertisementsAnalysing training needhttp://www.digcur-education.org/index.php/eng/Resources
  10. 10. Curriculum frameworkBuilds on both the results of the surveys we completed andexperience within the consortium and related initiatives.The initial curriculum framework is:A portfolio of three ‘lens’ to reflect career progression:‘practitioner’, ‘manager’ and ‘executive’Indicates skills and competences and pathways for skillsprogressionTesting and evaluation with communities since autumn2012
  11. 11. Promoting useThree main intended uses of the curriculum framework:•To build or develop training•To compare existing courses•To plan professional developmenthttp://www.digcur-education.org/
  12. 12. Curate!http://www.digcur-education.org/eng/Resources/CURATE-Game
  13. 13. An international community of interest and practice– learning organisations, educators and trainers– employing organisations and individualsRegister and join us!– To follow development of the project– To share and exchange news – the ripplle effect at both policyand practitioner level– To collaborate in the development of the framework and otherproductsBuilding the network
  14. 14. kate.fernie@mdrpartners.comwww.digcur-education.org

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