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Framing the digital curation curriculum International Conference

Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe (DigCurV) Project

6 - 7 May 2013

Florence, Italy

 

The DigCurV project is delighted to announce “Framing the digital curation curriculum”, a conference (www.digcur-education.org/eng/International-Conference) to be held from 6th to 7th of May 2013 in Florence.

With the development of an advanced knowledge-based society, digital curation is becoming a central challenge and activity for libraries, archives, museums and other cultural organizations. The need for skilled professionals to manage digital collections is evident in Europe and internationally, yet there are limited numbers of institutions currently offering professional training and education programmes to prepare individuals to work in the field.

The aim of the DigCurV (Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe) project, funded by the European Commission’s Leonardo da Vinci programme, is to address the availability of vocational training for digital curators in the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage sectors by developing a framework for the Curriculum needed to develop new skills that are essential for the long-term management of digital collections.

The objective of the conference is to promote discussion and consensus building amongst stakeholders about the main criteria and requirements necessary to develop training courses for professionals in digital curation in the cultural heritage sector.  Results from projects and initiatives actively involved in education, training and professional development in the field of digital curation and digital preservation will be presented and discussed.  There will also be an opportunity to examine the Curriculum Framework, how it can be applied, to evaluate how existing training fits in the CF, and to assess gaps experienced in training courses design.

The audience will include policy makers, educators, representatives from institutions involved in vocational training in digital curation, and representatives from professional associations in the cultural heritage and digital libraries sectors.

The participation is free but spaces are limited so be sure to register soon.

 Call for contributions

We invite contributions on concrete examples of training initiatives and educational programs in digital curation, illustrating approaches, methodologies, and success stories of training addressed to an increasingly qualified workforce of the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage sectors.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • lifelong learning in digital curation
  • current trends and initiatives in digital curation education
  • existing opportunities for professionals
  • training the trainers
  • approaches and methodologies
  • best practices
  • sustainability of training initiatives
  • multimodal methods of learning
  • opportunities and challenges in developing a training curriculum
  • examination of digital curation/preservation training frameworks (e.g. DigCurV Curriculum Framework)

Accepted contributions will be published in the Conference proceedings.

Submissions

Papers and discussion documents, describing ideas and training initiatives in digital curation, are solicited. Papers presenting original works should not exceed 6 pages. Short papers and posters describing early results and projects are also welcome.

Papers and posters should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair online submission system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=digcurv2013.

Submissions must be formatted according to the instructions available at: www.digcur-education.org/eng/International-Conference/Call-for-Contributions.

Important dates 

  • Submission Deadline: February 7, 2013
  • Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2013
  • Final version submission: March 15, 2013
  • Conference: May 6-7, 2013
  • Post-proceedings Publication: June 30, 2013

 Target audience 

  • policy makers
  • professionals in cultural institutions
  • educational researchers
  • educators
  • representatives of national and European associations involved with training in digital curation
  • digital repository staff at all levels
  • trainers in digital curation
  • professional associations in the ALM sectors
  • individuals interested in training related topics
  • public sectors employees with responsibility for curating digital files
Have questions about Framing the digital curation curriculum International Conference? Contact Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe (DigCurV) Project

Where


Florence
11 Via del Pucci
50122 Firenze
Italy

Organizer

Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe (DigCurV) Project

DigCurV is a project funded by the European Commission’s Leonardo da Vinci programme to establish a curriculum framework for vocational training in digital curation. www.digcur-education.org
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