Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Event: Digital Preservation Training Programme

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is a JISC funded project which offers practical training and support all staff involved in managing digital information within their institutions. The pilot training programme will be geared towards Higher Education and Further Education institutions but the content will also be broadly applicable to a range of institutional settings. Managing digital material requires a range of skills from different individuals working within an institution, from managers to operational staff, and includes legal, policy and economic considerations as well as technical strategies. The DPTP is being led by the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC), in association with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), Archaeology Data Service (ADS)/ AHDS Archaeology, and King’s College Digital Consultancy Service (KDCS) and in partnership with Cornell University. It provides a modular training programme designed to give individuals the confidence to apply their new skills to their own institutional setting, supported by carefully designed course materials.

A pilot residential DPTP takes place in the University of Warwick, October 10th-14th, 2005.

The cost of the pilot programme is free and participants will be asked to pay the costs of accommodation only. Accommodation will be at Arden House at the University of Warwick and will cost c. £ 80 per night.

To register your interest in attending the DPTP please visit our website at http://www.ulcc.ac.uk/dptp/

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