We would like to invite you to participate in a workshop called Spanning the Boundaries of Digital Curation Education, which will be held over two half days: the afternoon of September 22 and the morning of September 23 in Vienna, Austria.
The workshop will be held in association with the 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES2010) in Vienna on Sept 19-24.
The number of projects and institutions providing training and education on aspects of digital curation has increased dramatically in recent years, resulting in a vast and often overwhelming number of courses for potential attendees to consider. It is clear that increased collaboration is needed in order to establish a more coordinated approach.
The primary goal of this workshop is to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas across the boundaries of professional education (national, institutional and educational level). While the number of digital curation educational offerings across the globe has increased significantly in recent years, there are still relatively scarce human resources for developing and implementing educational content.
The workshop will explore potential areas of collaboration and will include short summary talks about current educational activities by workshop participants. We will then engage in small group discussions devoted to planning and strategies for sharing and collaboration within given regions and discussion among all participants about implications for collective action and formulation of next steps.
This event is designed for those who are engaged in efforts to prepare professionals to care for digital collections. This includes full-time professional educators, but also professionals who work as adjunct instructors, those who offer continuing professional education workshops, and those providing professional development opportunities to staff within their own institutions. It is intended to be a very inclusive and interactive. In order to encourage participation from a diverse set of individuals, we are not requiring participants to submit formal papers.
If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2010 with "Spanning the Boundaries" as the subject line and including the following within the body of the message:
- Your name
- Institutional affiliation
- Job title
- Current and planned digital curation education efforts
- Whether or not you would like to give a brief presentation about your current/planned efforts
This information will allow the organizers to determine how much time should be devoted to the individual talks and structure the small group discussions in a way that reflects the composition of the intended participants, based on nationality and institutional affiliation.
We encourage you to consider this exciting opportunity and to alert your colleagues who have related interests. We hope to see you in Vienna!
Sent on behalf of the Spanning the Boundaries workshop team:
- George Coulbourne, Executive Program Officer, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library Of Congress
- Costis Dallas, Associate Professor & Interim Director of Museum Studies, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto; Assistant Professor, Communication, Media and Culture Department, Panteion University; and Research Fellow, Digital Curation Unit - IMIS, Athena Research Centre
- Joy Davidson, Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre (UK)
- Wendy Duff, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto; Director, Digital Curation Institute
- William Kilbride, Executive Director, Digital Preservation Coalition (UK)
- Christopher (Cal) Lee, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina
- Nancy McGovern, Digital Preservation Officer, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan
- Simon Tanner, Director, King's Digital Consultancy Services, King's College London, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
- Manfred Thaller, Professor of Humanities Computer Science, University at Cologne, Germany
- Helen R. Tibbo, Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina