Digital Curation Training Needs (Survey)

Posted: Thursday, 21 July 2011

Managers, curators and experts in digital preservation are invited to take part in this survey of training needs of staff in the field of digital preservation and digital curation within Europe and internationally. DigCurV is a project funded by the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci programme and brings together organisations from Europe, Canada and the USA. Ireland is linked to the project through the participation of Trinity College Dublin. The survey is by Goettingen State and University Library, Germany on behalf of Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe (DigCurV).

DigCurV (www.digcur-education.org) aims to address the availability of vocational training and education in digital preservation and curation by developing a curriculum and an international framework for training, as a response to the growing demand for staff with the skills and competences needed for the long-term management of digital collections in cultural institutions. We are currently carrying out research to survey and analyse both the existing training opportunities and training needs in the sector to inform the development of the curriculum.

Click here to take part in the online survey which will take you about 15 minutes to complete.

Responses would be welcome up to 26 August 2011