DigCurV Practitioner Lens


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Presentation by Prof Dr. Dorothee Haffner
University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum: a DigCurV Workshop
10 December 2012
Firenze (Florence), Italy

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DigCurV Practitioner Lens

  1. 1. Responses to the Framework: Practitioner Lens Prof. Dr. Dorothee Haffner HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences, Museum Studies haffner@htw-berlin.de DigCurv Workshop: Framing the Digital Curation Curriculumwww.langzeitarchivierung.de Florence, 10th December 2012
  2. 2. Content of the lenses • Content in general is regarded as appropriate • To improve: change the weight of the four areas • Most important for the practitioners: Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities (about 75 %) • Importance to focus on the digital preservation and curation- specific aspects • Suggestion: further differentiation – describe the variety and complexity of the curation-specific tasks more detailed DigCurv Workshop 2 von 8www.langzeitarchivierung.de Florence, 10th December 2012 Dorothee Haffner
  3. 3. Suggestions for the Improvement • Most wanted: practical advices on very concrete questions • Consequence: Specify practical skills, improve the functional, hands-on effect • Description of the skills should be activity-oriented: „… is able to do …“ • Harmonise the description of the actual compentences • Differentiate between „soft skills“ and „hard skills“ DigCurv Workshop 3 von 8www.langzeitarchivierung.de Florence, 10th December 2012 Dorothee Haffner
  4. 4. Suggestions for the Improvement • Identify the different roles of practitioners more clearly, e. g.: – Someone who is digitising – Someone who is doing preservation planning and technology watch – Someone who is an IT specialist – And others • Regard also the difference in the material: – Analogue materials being digitised (Digitisation) – Born-digital Materials (regarding the whole process) DigCurv Workshop 4 von 8www.langzeitarchivierung.de Florence, 10th December 2012 Dorothee Haffner
  5. 5. Suggestions for the Improvement • Define several personas, roles, use cases • Develop distinct profiles of the knowledge, skills and compentences needed in any case • Profiles should refer to activities in different stages of the digital lifecycle (from production to dissemination) DigCurv Workshop 5 von 8www.langzeitarchivierung.de Florence, 10th December 2012 Dorothee Haffner
  6. 6. Summary • Concentrate on the „Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities Area“ and differentiate this area using roles and developping profiles of knowledge • Adapt the layout in order to reflect the weighting of the different areas • Harmonise the wording, describe the contents in a more detailed way • Rethink the audience levels DigCurv Workshop 6 von 8www.langzeitarchivierung.de Florence, 10th December 2012 Dorothee Haffner
  7. 7. • Project planning concepts and techniques • Digital curation and • Information- and records- management • Understanding management and monitoring of project plans preservation terminology principles • Common project management activities and innovative practices • Subject-specific • Benefits and long-term value of collections • Understanding data management requirements definitions • Institutional policies, including criteria, for • Producing relevant information for decision-making • Technology definitions selection / appraisal • Dealing with data curation challenges through structured planning and skills • Digital curation and preservation techniques Selection / • Long-term evaluation of• Audit of curation functions Appraisal technologies for digital• Certification of repositories or curation programs • Usability evaluation• Standards for audit and Project Subject • User needs analysis certification Audit and Certification Management Knowledge Evaluation• Risk management theory • Data structures and types Studies and standards • File types and systems• Risk management practice • Databases and techniques in digital Project Knowledge and • Metadata Standards repositories Risk Management and Intellectual • Information seeking• Assessment, analysis, Management Information • Information access and monitoring and Quality Assurance Abilities Literacy sharing communication of risks Practitioner Lens• Understanding of social • Understanding of and ethical responsibility Ethics, Integrity malpractice (fraud, in digital curation Principles and Professional Personal plagiarism)• Understanding of and Sustainability Conduct Qualities • Understanding of adherence to principles of responsibility, accountability ethical conduct and good practice in digital• Understanding of need to Communication curation manage, share and curate IPR and Skills Legal Responsiveness to items ethically Copyright Requirements Change • Cross-disciplinary communication • Understanding of legal framework in which • Ability to disseminate information to • Maintaining continuous awareness of• Understanding of information curation is taking place, e.g. data protection, relevant stakeholders new and emerging developments and data ownership principles freedom of information, moral rights • Understanding of communication • Translating current digital curation• Understanding of copyright • Domain policies and standards for management protocols knowledge into new services and and IPR policies and legislation and preservation of digital records • Ability to articulate extent of tools for digital materials • Understanding of institutional policy knowledge and explain relevance and • Assessing, extending and generating• Validation techniques against framework in which digital repositories operate importance of digital curation to digital curation models for cultural copyright infringement • Application of concomitant actions peers, other staff and wider public heritage domain
  8. 8. • Digital curation and preservation terminology • Information- and records- management • Subject-specific principles definitions • Benefits and long-term value of collections • Technology definitions • Institutional policies, including criteria, for and skills selection / appraisal • Digital curation and preservation techniques Selection / Appraisal Subject • Long-term evaluation of Knowledge technologies for digital curation • Usability evaluation Project Evaluation • User needs analysis Audit and Management StudiesCertification • Data structures and types • File types and systems Project Knowledge and • Databases Risk Information • Metadata Standards Management and Intellectual • Information seekingManagement Literacy Quality Assurance Abilities • Information access and sharing Practitioner Lens Ethics,Principles and Professional Personal IntegritySustainability Conduct Qualities IPR and Legal Responsiveness to Communication Copyright Requirements Change Skills