A survey-based analysis on training opportunities


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Presentation by Jūratė Kuprienė, Vilnius University at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

6-7 May, 2013
Florence, Rome

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  • A survey-based analysis on training opportunities

    1. 1. A survey based analysis ontraining opportunitiesDr. Jūratė KuprienėFraming the digital curation curriculumInternational ConferenceFlorence, Italy6 - 7 May 2013www.digcur-education.org
    2. 2. What we planned?To identify, document and analyze the trainingcourses, curriculum, resources, good practiceinstances that are currently available.To profile the existing training opportunities.To establish a framework for the evaluation of thetraining curriculum.
    3. 3. What we did?Questionnaire on training opportunities:– Institutions and organizations with interest or involvement indigital curation and preservation training activity.– Focus on issues related to:• Training content• Metchodologies• Delivery options• Assessment• CertificationRegistry of training opportunitiesTraining evaluation framework
    4. 4. Structure of questionnaireInformation about institution;Information about trainings provided by the institution:– Type of training;– Target audience and their knowledge;– Key topics covered;– Training format;– Trainers;– Learning objectives and benefits of attending;– Accessment– Certification– EvaluationInformation about future plans to organize such trainings.
    5. 5. Survey distribution
    6. 6. Survey population
    7. 7. Did your institutionorganize trainings during the last 2 years?
    8. 8. Accessibility
    9. 9. Audience
    10. 10. Required experience
    11. 11. Key topics
    12. 12. Trainings format
    13. 13. Trainers
    14. 14. Learning objectivesAwareness of issues in digital curation field:– critical challenges and trends;– latest developments in managing;– requirements in different environments;– development of policy for organisation;– applying the standards.Getting knowledge about:– digital preservation methods;– data management planning;– repository systems;– web archiving;– file formats.Awareness of good practice: projects, networks.
    15. 15. Benefits of attendingAbility to make choices between short, medium and long-term digitalpreservation;Becoming able to define strategy and planning in the field;Understanding of the preservation planning process and its benefits tooverall digital preservation strategies;Acquiring competence on the main tools and standards;Capacity to dynamically interpret rules and legislation;Knowledge of the role and use of metadata and representationinformation needed for preservation;Knowledge of web archiving and implementation of existing software;etc.
    16. 16. Assessment,certification, credits79% didn’t offer any assessment, 9% offered tests, 6%offered exams.40% of all training provided attendees with certificates:– 42% of those certificates were vocational;– 32% academic.34% of all training provided credits:3 respondents gave 2 ECTS credits;2 respondents gave 4 ECTS credits;some respondents: “it depends”…
    17. 17. Evaluation
    18. 18. Future plans43% of respondents were planning to organize trainings.Topics:a general introduction to digital preservation;attributing metadata;evaluating the format of digital resources;checking an OAIS-compliant ingest plan;data archiving of scientific data sets;management of photo archives.Outcomes:– raising awareness about digital preservation and existing tools;– learning about current developments in the field;– understanding the risks associated with information access;32% may organize25% were not planning to organize.
    19. 19. ConclusionsThe differing levels of awareness of the field;The variety of institutions ;The dynamic rate of development of the digitalpreservation field;Closer interaction between practice and theory;The awareness raising of why successful digital curationaction is important to undertake in the first place;The flexibility in vocational training requirescollaboration between organizers of relevant coursesand the ongoing exchange of teaching ideas, methodsand techniques.
    20. 20. OutcomesTraining evaluation framework:– The survey + desk reseach of previous work.– The structured approach to consideration of a curriculum orpiece of training.– For those developing training:• To assess what is already available,• To clarify which potential approaches, audiences and skills mayneed to be addressed.– For those assessing training:• A structure to which training offerings can be mapped;• To clarify where provision is ample;• To learn which approaches, audiences or skills are scarcely servedin training;• To compare different training offers.
    21. 21. www.digcur-education.org
    22. 22. A survey is available onhttp://www.digcur-education.org/eng/Resourcesjurate.kupriene@mb.vu.ltVilnius University Library