21 dicembre, 2012

Call for contributions - Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum conference, Florence May 201

Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe (DigCurV) Project
Framing the digital curation curriculum
International Conference Florence
Italy 6-7 May 2013 


The DigCurV project is delighted to announce Framing the digital curation curriculum, a conference (www.digcur-education.org/eng/International-Conference ) to be held from 6th to 7th of May 2013 in Florence (IT), and to open this call for contributions.

With the development of an advanced knowledge-based society, digital curation is becoming a central challenge and activity for libraries, archives, museums and other cultural organizations. The need for skilled professionals to manage digital collections is evident in Europe and internationally, yet there are limited numbers of institutions currently offering professional training and education programmes to prepare individuals to work in the field.

The objective of the conference is to promote discussion and consensus building amongst stakeholders about the main criteria and requirements necessary to develop training courses for professionals in digital curation in the cultural heritage sector. Results from projects and initiatives actively involved in education, training and professional development in the field of digital curation and digital preservation will be presented and discussed.

The audience will include policy makers, educators, representatives from institutions involved in vocational training in digital curation, and representatives from professional associations in the cultural heritage and digital libraries sectors.

Call for contributions  We invite contributions on concrete examples of training initiatives and educational programmes in digital curation, illustrating approaches, methodologies, and success stories of training addressed to an increasingly qualified workforce of the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage sectors.

Topics include but are not limited to:
  • lifelong learning in digital curation
  • current trends and initiatives in digital curation education
  • existing opportunities for professionals
  • training the trainers
  • approaches and methodologies
  • best practices
  • sustainability of training initiatives
  • multimodal methods of learning
  • opportunities and challenges in developing a training curriculum
  • examination of digital curation/preservation training frameworks (e. g. DigCurV Curriculum Framework) 
Accepted contributions will be published in the Conference proceedings. 

Papers and discussion documents, describing ideas and training initiatives in digital curation, are solicited. Papers presenting original works should not exceed 6 pages. Short papers and posters describing early results and projects are also welcome. 

Papers and posters should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair online submission system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=digcurv2013

Submissions must be formatted according to the instructions available at: www.digcur-education.org/eng/International-Conference/Call-for-Contributions

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2013
  • Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2013
  • Final version submission: March 15, 2013
  • Conference: May 6-7, 2013
  • Post-proceedings Publication: June 30, 2013 
Target audience
  • policy makers professionals in cultural institutions
  • educational researchers
  • educators
  • representatives of national and European associations involved with training in digital curation
  • digital repository staff at all levels
  • trainers in digital curation
  • professional associations in the ALM sectors
  • individuals interested in training related topics
  • public sectors employees with responsibility for curating digital files