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DigCurV - The concept of the framework


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Presentation by Professor Helen Tibbo
University of North Carolina

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

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DigCurV - The concept of the framework

  1. 1. Dr. Helen R. Tibbo Alumni Distinguished Professor School of Information & Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, USA tibbo@email.unc.edu12/10/2012 1
  2. 2. The European Commission’s Leonardo da Vinci program The DigCurV team The Institute for Museum and Library Services School of Information & Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill12/10/2012 2
  3. 3. Life Has Many Gaps12/10/2012 3
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  7. 7.  Dramatic progress of research and development on digital curation and professional practices of archivists, librarians, and museum curators in the past decade. There are now many viable applications, models, strategies, and standards for long-term care of digital objects. However, many institutions are either not aware of the options or do not currently have12/10/2012 7
  8. 8.  Never before has there been such a need for continuing education for library, archiving, and IT staff. An amazing array of materials to monitor, read, and absorb. “Best practice” or even “good practice” is a moving target. The web has not made this easier. Nice also to have face-to-face educational opportunities to make sense of it all and learn with people from similar backgrounds. Need for practitioner-researcher networks.12/10/2012 8
  9. 9.  Several, but limited efforts in the US and UK:  DigCCurr Professional Institute(UNC-Chapel Hill)  Digital Preservation Management Workshop  DPOE (Library of Congress)  Society of American Archivists’ Digital Archives Specialist Curriculum  Univ. of Illinois Summer Institutes in Digital Curation  Digital Curation 101 - UK12/10/2012 9
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  11. 11.  What is the inherent content that needs to be taught/learned/utilized?  Body of theory and practice  Findings from research  Best practice and techniques  Standards What is the source of this content?  Leading-edge practitioners  Academics & research projects  Industry12/10/2012 11
  12. 12.  Who is the audience?  What does the audience already know?  What credentials do they already have?  How heterogeneous is the audience?  What sub-groups are there in the audience?  What roles are individuals in and what are their responsibilities and foci?  What technology and technology skills do individuals/organizations have?12/10/2012 12
  13. 13.  How will this all be packaged? How will it be delivered? What will it cost? What will people/institutions pay? How long will it take? Should there be a formal credentialing program with exams and continuing education credits for re-certification?12/10/2012 13
  14. 14.  Half- and full-day, stand-alone workshops Series of day-long workshops Week- or two-week-long workshops and courses Semester-long courses Multi-course certificates Post-graduate (post-master’s in US) degrees.12/10/2012 14
  15. 15.  Turning the framework and the lenses into programs and coursework. Selecting viable delivery modes. Articulating between graduate and continuing education. Continuous updating.12/10/2012 15