Mainstreaming Digital Curation:

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An overview of activity in the UK archives and records management profession

Presentation by Jenny Bunn, University College London and Sarah Higgins, Aberystwyth University at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

6-7 May, 2013
Florence, Rome

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Mainstreaming Digital Curation:

  1. 1. Mainstreaming Digital CurationJenny BunnUniversity College LondonSarah HigginsAberystwyth University
  2. 2. The ‘mainstream’ UK archives and recordsmanagement profession
  3. 3. University College LondonTechnical InfrastructureCollaborative Pedagogy
  4. 4. University College LondonTechnical InfrastructureCollaborative Pedagogy• Emphasis on processes and policies• Experiental learning- theoretical principles- abstract conceptualisation- practical implementation- projects embedded in practice• Optional module – both modes and CPD• Dedicated degrees- Information Governance and Assurance- International Archives, Records and InformationManagement- Digital Curation
  5. 5. Section forArchives and TechnologySAT• ARA CPD training planned• ARA Framework of Competencies• ARA SAT conference research androundtable to help identify level to pitch CPD• SAT hands-on development approach• Development from digital aware to digitalready
  6. 6. Section forArchives and TechnologySATCompetencylevelSAT ARALevel 1 Awareness of digitalpreservation and IT skills tounderstand the challenges.Can describe and apply rules relating tosafe preservation.Level 2 Using digital preservationstandards and tools.Understand and applies principles andprocesses of digital curation andpreservation and the systems that supportthem.Level 3 Working with IT developmentprofessionals to ensureappropriate digital preservationsolutions.Competent and confident in assisting in thedevelopment of preservation policies andprocesses and in training others in their use.Level 4 Solving technical digitalpreservation problems incollaboration.Regularly ensures and evaluates thedevelopment and delivery of policies andprocesses relating to digital preservation,ensuring that appropriate training is in place,and measuring outcomes and impact.Level 5 Business planning for digitalpreservationResponsible for ensuring the long-termsurvival of all digital records in line withorganisational goals, within budget.
  7. 7. Conclusion• General versus specific• Abstract versus embedded• Face to face versus online

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