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DigCCurr Professional Institute

From: Helen Tibbo <tibbo<-at->
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009
DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital
    Object Lifecycle
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
June 21-26, 2009 and
January 6-7, 2010
(One price for two sessions)

Visit <URL:> for more
information and to register.

The institute consists of one five-day session in June 2009 and a
two-day follow-up session in January 2010. Each day of the June
session will include lectures, discussion and a hands-on "lab"
component. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will
be provided to supplement learning and application of the material.
An opening reception dinner on Sunday, break time treats and coffee,
and a dinner on Thursday will also be included.

This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and
community-building among professionals responsible for the curation
of digital materials.


    Early registration (postmarked by March 15, 2009): $600
    Regular registration: $650
    Late registration (postmarked after June 7, 2009): $700

    Accommodations (includes 5 nights of a private room in a 4
    room/2 bath dorm suite on the UNC campus, with kitchen, linens,
    and internet access): $280*

We highly recommend that you choose the on-campus accommodations.

If you are a grant recipient working on a digital project, check
with your program officer to request approval to use available grant
funds to attend the institute.

Institute Instructors:

    From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Carolyn
    Hank, Dr. Cal Lee, Dr. Richard Marciano, Dr. Helen Tibbo.
    Assisted by Heather Bowden.

    Dr. Nancy McGovern, from the University of Michigan.

    Dr. Seamus Ross, from the University of Toronto.

    Dr. Manfred Thaler, from the University of Cologne.

Institute Agenda:

Monday, June 22, 2009

    Digital curation program development

    Lab - DRAMBORA and/or PLATTER in action

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Strategies for engaging data communities

    Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer
    information environment

    Submission and transfer scenarios - push and pull (illustrative
    examples from DICE group projects)

    Defining submission agreements and policies

    Lab - Assessing File Format Robustness

    Importance of infrastructure independence

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    Overview of the digital preservation problem

    Managing in response to technological change

    Characterization of digital objects

    Lab - Creating Ingest rules in iRODS

    From rules to trust - forms of evidence that a repository is
    doing the right things

Thursday, June 25, 2009

    Access and use considerations

    Access and user interface examples from DICE

    How and why to conduct research on digital collection needs

    Lab - Analyzing server logs and developing strategies based on
    what you find

    Returning to first principles - core professional principles
    that should drive digital curation

Friday, June 26, 2009

    Overview and characterization of existing tools

    Lab - Evaluating set of software options to support a given
    digital curation workflow

    Formulating your six-month action plan - task for each
    individual, with instructors available to provide guidance

January 6-7, 2010

Participants in the June event will return to Chapel Hill in Jan
2010 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have
learned in their own work environments.  Participants will compare
experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress.

We look forward to seeing you there,

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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