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DigCCurr II (2008-13)

A three-day event combining "Curate Thyself", a day-long DigCCurr PhD Symposium led by the DigCCurr team of faculty and Ph.D. fellows, and a two-day DigCCurr Experts' Meeting, was held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 17-19, 2013. The event marked the closing of almost seven years of funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for DigCCurr (Digital Curation Curriculum) projects at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC-Chapel Hill. The event drew nearly 60 attendees from the United States, Canada, and Europe. Nearly all of the attendees were affiliated with iSchools, primarily doctoral students and faculty members. Not merely a capstone for DigCCurr, however, the very successful event proved an ideal forum for discussing strategies, including developing future initiatives, seeking funding, refining teaching methods, implementing course materials, and developing programs and curricula.

Overall, DigCCurr II: Extending an International Digital Curation Curriculum to Doctoral Students and Practitioners furthered the work of DigCCurr I. In addition to continued funding through IMLS and partnering with NARA, DigCCurr II also partnered with the University of Glasgow's HATII to extend the DigCCurr I curriculum development to doctoral students. Read more...

DigCCurr I (2006-09)

Now complete, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) partnered with NARA in DigCCurr I: Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum. This IMLS-funded project (2006-09) developed an openly accessible graduate-level curriculum to prepare students to work in the field of digital curation. Two symposia also brought the issues of digital curation and this curriculum to the broader library, archives, and museum communities as well as the public. Read more....

Photo: Manning Hall. Photocredit: Songphan Choemprayong (totomaru), all rights reserved.


CurateGear: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections was a day-long symposium held on January 9th, 2013, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. Addressing Curation Needs and Behaviors, Repository Management Environments, Metadata and Documentation, and Data Transformation, Processing and Access, the event interspersed presentations by 24 leading scholars and practitioners with relevant demonstration-based and discussion-based workshops. CurateGear focused not only on informing participants, but also on providing opportunities to encounter and discuss the latest global developments in, and applications of, digital curation in diverse professional contexts.

The second part of the 2012-2013 DigCCurr Professional Institute was held January 7th and 8th, 2013, in Manning Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fostering skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials, the Institute featured lectures, discussion, and and hands-on components. Returning attendees spoke about specific projects, collaborations, and lessons learned since the January portion of the Institute.

Applications are available for the DigCCurr PhD Symposium: Curate Thyself, to be held March 17, 2013, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Registration is open for the DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle
Facilitated by the School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
May 12-17, 2013 & January 6-7, 2014 (One price for two sessions)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CurateGear was held January 6, 2012: CurateGear is an interactive, day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods. See demonstrations, hear about the latest developments, and discuss application in professional contexts.
Curate Gear agenda

May 16-20, 2011: The DigCCurr project hosted its third weeklong Professional Institute; attendees will reconvene January 4th and 5th, 2012, to discuss their ongoing efforts.

May 17-21, 2010: The DigCCurr project hosted its second weeklong Professional Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Institute continues the project's efforts to promote and foster digital curation practices and a community of digital curation professionals. At a two-day DigCCurr Winter Institute in January 2011, the attendees will return to UNC to share their progress.

March 31, 2010:Helen Tibbo attended a National Institute of Standards and Technology conference: Workshop on Developing a Roadmap for a Digital Preservation Interoperability Framework. While at the conference, she spoke on DigCCurr I and its matrix of digital curation knowledge and competencies.

March 31, 2010:DigCCurr I (2006-2009) Final Performance Report submitted to IMLS. Additionally, an extended results and recommendations report was publicly released.

Other News:Read more about recent and past events in the DigCCurr news and events archive found under the News section of this website.

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We are interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas about the essential elements of a digital curation/preservation curriculum. We are also happy to talk with prospective students and educators about opportunitiesfor digital curation education at SILS. Please contact us with any questions or comments.