Identify the components of team building and digital curation that are necessary to begin working toward a curation prototype in your institution
Pinpoint areas to invest in locally to build knowledge and skills to meet the needs of a digital repository program at your institution
Review existing digital repository characteristics that best illustrate roads to success
Gain access to resources, guides, models, and best practices relevant to the digital curation/repository landscape
Recognize and establish relationships within your organization to achieve a digital archives repository program
What You Should Already Know:
DAS Core Competency:
1. Explain the nature of digital records and their lifecycle.
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.
7. Design a defined set of services for designated community.
"While I thought the course content and in class discussions were great, I particularly appreciate the bibliography of resources broken down by building block so I can easily focus my attention on materials relevant to the areas where my organization needs work."
"[It] was very encouraging, with clear instruction on the steps necessary for developing a digital curation program for the Archives. I especially appreciated the direction to the tools that are already out there and available for re-use, and suggestions for practical starting points and realistic goal setting." — Jolene Beiser
"I found that breaking down digital curation into the parts and explaining what all goes into it was extremely helpful. Also giving us links to examples of programs and what we can look to as a guide also helped as a visual learner."
"Because I had a decent amount of background knowledge on digital curation to begin with, I appreciated the opportunity to review/reinforce what I knew. There were also a couple of specific resources mentioned that I was not familiar with, so it was helpful to hear about those."
"I got a great deal out of the advance materials. The presentation was focused, relaxed, and creative. It gave us the opportunity to connect with friends and other archivists." — Mary Grady
"As a beginner, I appreciated the overview of the concepts with real-life illustrations, vignettes to flush them out."
"This was even better/more helpful than I expected. Very solid introduction, with practical tools to move forward." — Daardi Sizemore
"I appreciated the general overview of digital curation concepts and how to think differently about engaging people in your institution."