Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Futures

Certificate Eligibility: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU
1 day

This course reviews the concepts, principles, and practices necessary for developing a digital curation program to effectively manage digital content (including archival records) across generations of technology. In addition, it will focus on the advocacy, preservation planning, and policy development necessary to manage digital content far into the future.

Learning Outcomes: 
Develop a digital curation program
Manage digital content
Advocate for a program that includes archival content and a standards-based framework to manage it into the future
Who Should Attend?: 

Administrators with oversight across the entire archival enterprise of an institution and managers who aspire to be administrators

What You Should Already Know: 

Participants are expected to have deep knowledge of archival processes, years of experience, and at least intermediate knowledge of digital archives. This course builds on the DAS course Digital Curation: Fundamentals for Success.

DAS Core Competency: 
2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.
3. Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, acquiring, describing, managing, organizing, preserving, and delivering digital archives.
5. Strategically plan for the sustainability of digital archives.
6. Employ standards and best practices in the management of digital archives.
7. Design a defined set of services for designated community.
"The discussion groups and exercises were extremely valuable. Being about to talk about things helped me to practice what would become my elevator speech to my resource allocators."
"The readings were very valuable for getting up to speed on the topic. Discussion of the many research projects related to digital curation and their application to current best practices."
"I loved the discussions about the importance of policy, as well as the information on standards. Standards are not one of my strong points, but the presenters did an exceptional job of articulating how they operated and why they were important. It's a good start for me to go on to further reading and research."
Co-Sponsor Provides: 
  • Classroom: 6-foot tables with two chairs each or 8-foot tables with three chairs each
  • Large table at the front of the room
  • 2-3 flip charts with markers or a whiteboard with markers and an eraser
  • Table, chair, and lectern for instructor
  • Instructor workstation (a PC or laptop that has a USB port, runs standard MS Office software, and has PowerPoint)
  • LCD projector and replacement bulb for the LCD projector
  • Projection screen
  • Coffee/tea/water for morning break
  • Water/assorted soft drinks for afternoon break