Sustaining Digital Curation and Preservation Training

The Sustaining Digital Curation and Preservation Training project is engaging in multi-stakeholder scenario planning and developing a shared vision for expanding and supporting digital curation and preservation training. The project will contribute to the continued growth of the National Digital Platform by strengthening and improving the sustainability of digital curation training resources available to librarians, archivists, and curators. Two reports will be produced; the first will provide an overview and environmental scan of current continuing education resources, and the second will document key aspects of and different approaches to CE sustainability. The report will give recommendations for how stakeholders can apply specific adoption and incubation models to help open resources developed in grant-funded projects move into broader use across the fields. Additionally, the project will increase and promote communication between training programs and hosts. The project will move the emphasis on training from the individual programmatic level to the system level, seeking to ensure that the investments made in developing curriculum reach the broadest possible audience and have the greatest possible impact.

Project Outputs:

  • Document the variables, models, and approaches to sustainability in practice
  • Produce recommendations for developing pipelines to transition grant-funded curricula into sustainable training programs
  • Map competencies to current training offerings at the system level

Project Partners:

  • Dr. Kimberly Christen, Washington State University, Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN)
  • George Coulbourne, Independent Consultant (formerly the head of DPOE and NDSR at the Library of Congress)
  • Martin Halbert, Coalition to Advance Learning in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
  • Cal Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science (DigCCurr)
  • Nancy McGovern and Kari Smith, MIT, Digital Preservation Management Workshop (DPM)
  • Mary Molinaro, Digital Preservation Network (Digital Preservation Workflow Curriculum)
  • Annie Peterson, LYRASIS
  • Jaime Schumacher, Northern Illinois University (Digital POWRR)
  • Sharon Streams, OCLC WebJunction
  • Ann Marie Willer, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)