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Conference on digital curation

From: Helen Tibbo <tibbo<-a>
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008
DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
April 1, 2009


The School of Information and Library Science at the University of
North Carolina is pleased to announce our second digital curation
curriculum symposium. DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice,
Promise and Prospects is part of the Preserving Access to Our
Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation
Curriculum (DigCCurr) project. DigCCurr is a three-year (2006-2009),
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded collaboration
between SILS and the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA). The primary goals of the DigCCurr project are to develop a
graduate-level curricular framework, course modules, and
experiential components to prepare students for digital curation in
various environments. DigCCurr initiatives in support of this goal
are informed by representatives from the project's collaborating
institutions as well as an Advisory Board of experts from Australia,
Canada, Italy,  the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and
the United States.

The first symposium, DigCCurr2007: An International Symposium in
Digital Curation, was held April 18-20, 2007, attracting nearly 300
attendees from ten countries. Participants explored the definition
of digital curation and what skills are necessary for digital
curation professionals working in libraries, archives, museums, data
centers, and other data-intensive organizations. DigCCurr2009 will
continue this theme, focusing on current practice and research
surrounding digital curation with a look toward the future, and
trends in preparing digital curation professionals.

Sessions Focus on:

    Digital curation synergies and collaboration: What are the
    challenges and opportunities for regional, national, and global
    cooperation and collaboration in digital curation practices and
    research? How do we approach these effectively? Where do
    practices and research converge and diverge across different
    organizational mandates and requirements? Strategies for
    building and leveraging relations and cooperation among a global
    audience of digital curation researchers and educators for
    improved delivery of digital curation research and practice
    opportunities for emerging professionals.

    Teaching and training at the international level: What are the
    barriers and advantages in providing quality and comparable
    education? How does the profession traverse credentials and
    certification? Graduate education and continuing education for
    practitioners; Examination of current teaching tools; Recruiting
    students; Perceptions on the changing professional competencies
    and personal attributes for employment in digital curation

    Digital curation in relation to archives and museums: How is the
    environment shaping traditional responsibilities? How are
    synergies developing across libraries, archives, and museums?
    What are core competencies in digital curation? Can we develop
    common ground among participating disciplines and entities? What
    are implications for various professions, and what issues do the
    professions need to addressing separately?

    What is going on in real life with the curation of digital
    resources? We encourage people to undertake small-scale studies
    in order to share data and case studies about current practices,
    procedures and approaches within specific organizational
    contexts. What is happening in different sectors such as
    industry, federal government, state government, nonprofit
    cultural institutions?

    What do we need? Examination of scope, extent, relevance, and
    quality of current literature.

What is useful? What is missing?

    Infrastructures in support of digital curation. How well is
    current technology meeting the needs of digital curation, and
    what should future technology research and development involve
    to better meet these needs? How do organizations incorporate
    digital curation principles and procedures into their
    administrative and managerial operations? How do we support
    sustainable infrastructure?

Conference Fees:

    Early $300 online registration by Jan 14, 2009
    +$20 for Thursday dinner

    Regular $350 online registration Jan 15, 2009 - Mar 14, 2009
    +$20 for Thursday dinner

    Late $400 online registration after Mar 15, 2009
    +$20 for Thursday dinner

    Student Early $150 online registration by Jan 14, 2009
    +$20 for Thursday dinner
    limited number of student discounts

    Student Regular $200 online registration Jan 15, 2009 - Mar 14,
    +$20 for Thursday dinner

    Student Late $250 postmarked after Mar 15, 2009
    +$20 for Thursday dinner


    Refund minus $100 processing fee if cancellation request
    received by March 1, 2009

    No refund after March 1, 2009

    Cancellations or substitutions must be made to Rachael Clemens
    <rclemens<-a t->unc< . >edu>


    Institute of Museum and Library Services

    National Archives and Records Administration

    School of Information and Library Science
    University of North Carolina

    UNC University Libraries

Planning Committee

    Rachael Clemens
    Dr. Wendy Duff
    Dr. Maria Guercio
    Carolyn Hank
    Dr. Cal Lee
    Dr. Seamus Ross
    Dr. Ken Thibodeau
    Dr. Helen Tibbo, Chair
    Dr. Elizabeth Yakel

Dr. Helen R. Tibbo
School of Information and Library Science
201 Manning Hall CB#3360
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Fax: 919-962-8071

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