Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Event: Digital Preservation Training Programme (UK)

Digital Preservation Training Programme
University of York Conference Centre
July 24th - 28th 2006

Booking is now open for the third Digital Preservation Training Programme. This is an intensive one week residential course to be held at University of York National Science Learning Centre (NSLC) Conference Centre from July 24th - 28th 2006.

The aim of the DPTP is to equip staff with the skills, tools and confidence to be able to embark on a pragmatic and cost-effective digital preservation programme appropriate to their own institutional needs.

Topics covered will include: preservation approaches, planning and strategy, OAIS, tools, metadata, costs, risk management, legal issues, web archiving, access plus much more.

The pilot version of this training programme took place in October 2005 and received very positive comments from attendees and through a process of independent evaluation. Comments included:

“Overall an excellent series of seminars. Pre-course material was invaluable... I will be thoroughly recommending the course to colleagues.”

"The overall approach was good and I was positively surprised that it was a real workshop with hands-on exercises."

“...the most beneficial and well presented, thought out course that I've ever attended in 10 years as a professional.”

DPTP's development is funded by JISC under its Digital Preservation and Asset Management programme. The project is led by ULCC, working with its partners: the Digital Preservation Coalition and Cornell University. It builds on the excellent foundations of Cornell's Digital Preservation Management Workshop, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Places are strictly limited to ensure a good presenter/student ratio and maximum participation from delegates. Booking is open to all and we welcome applications from elsewhere in Europe. Booking will close at 5 p.m. Friday 7th July. You will be advised whether your booking was successful by email on the first working day following your request.

The full price for this course is £950 or the reduced rate of £855 for DPC associate members or £655 for DPC full members, subject to confirmation from us.

To book, please go to http://www.ulcc.ac.uk/dptp/future-courses/booking-form.html

If you have any queries regarding the course, please email dptp- admin@ulcc.ac.uk or go to http://www.ulcc.ac.uk/dptp/ for further details.

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