Creating a Future for Digital Preservation Training

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Presentation by Sharon McMeekin (DPC), William Kilbride (DPC) and Chiara Cirinna (FRD) at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

6-7 May, 2013
Florence, Rome

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Creating a Future for Digital Preservation Training

  1. 1. Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6Co-ordinated byaparsen.eu #APARSENCreating a Future for DigitalPreservation TrainingSharon McMeekin (DPC), William Kilbride(DPC), Chiara Cirinná (FRD)Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum,Florence, 6thMay 2013
  2. 2. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENCreating a Future for Digital Preservation Training• APARSEN project background and traininggoals• Report: Survey of Training Material/Assessment of Digital CurationRequirements• Gaps and issues identified• APARSEN future plans
  3. 3. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENWhat is APARSEN?• A Network of Excellence in digital preservation- Funded by European Commission- January 2011 to December 2014 (4 years)- Coordinated by Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK)- 31 partners from 13 countries• Working towards creating a Virtual Centre of Excellence forDigital Preservation• Training and professional development a key focus- Training Courses- Formal Qualifications
  4. 4. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENPreliminary Research for APARSEN Training• Overview of DP training landscape• Analysis of current provision- Survey of courses Jan ‘10- Jun ’12- Review based on feedback andfocus groups• Identification of requirements- DP Standards- Results of peer review (ISO 16363test audits)
  5. 5. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENTraining Course Locations
  6. 6. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENTraining Providers
  7. 7. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENTopics Covered
  8. 8. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENPrior Knowledge Required
  9. 9. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENTraining Course Occurrence
  10. 10. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENAnalysis of Current Provision - Conclusions• Introductory training still required…..• …..Growing need for advanced content• A greater focus on practice and experience• Improved access - more online/distancelearning• Targeted to specific roles• Long and varied list of topics of interest
  11. 11. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENIdentification of Competencies Required• Commonality with outcomes of DigCurV• Include expected key DP skills- Standards- Lifecycle management- Preservation planning• Also emphasis on a broader skill set and flexibility- Communication- Change management
  12. 12. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENGaps in Topic Coverage• Selection and appraisal• Authenticity & provenance• Discovery and access incl.user analysis• Digital rights management• Enabling reuse incl.annotation & interoperability• Business planningand cost analysis• Change management• Succession planning• Quality assurance• Risk Management• Establishing trust
  13. 13. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSEN8 Recommendations for Training Developers1. Mix theory with experience-led training- Case studies welcomed1. Include practical exercise & workedexamples2. Need a mix of courses covering broad issuesand more specialised content3. Targeted training for specific audiences- By sector or role
  14. 14. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSEN8 Recommendations for Training Developers5. A continuing professional developmentframework is required6. Need to be more responsive to needs of thecommunity7. Responsive to new development, remainscurrent and authoritative8. Embed DP training in broader information or riskmanagement training courses
  15. 15. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENAPARSEN Training Courses• Developing training based on findings ofreport• Four themed events- Trust, sustainability, usability and access• Advanced Practitioner course- In collaboration with other European intiatives- Practical focus, a next step from intro training
  16. 16. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENTraining and the Virtual Centre of Excellence• VCoE looking to build services over time• Training a cornerstone from beginning• Provision of in-person and online training• Developing an online training portal- Will accept submissions from otherprojects/organisations• Will also maintain a registry of trainingopportunities
  17. 17. Creating a Future for Digital Preservation TrainingSharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation CoalitionFraming the Digital Curation Curriculum, Florence, 6/5/13Co-funded by the European Union under FP7-ICT-2009-6aparsen.eu #APARSENUpcoming APARSEN Training Events• Trust and Digital Preservation- 4th-5thJune, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin- In association with the Digital Repository of Ireland- http://bit.ly/ZOiRKI• Advanced Practitioner Course- 15th-19thJuly, Glasgow• Sustainability and Digital Preservation- November, The Hague• sharon@dpconline.org
  18. 18. aparsen.eu #APARSENNetwork of Excellence

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