Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum International Conference

By gretchen | March 21, 2013

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 to be held from 6th to 7th of May 2013 in Florence.

The recently closed call for contributions has been a success! Sixteen papers and fourteen posters have been selected. The conference programme is now even richer and includes keynote lectures, presentations of the DigCurV results, talks and posters around the topics of the conference. A special session will be dedicated to the Curate! The Digital Curator Game , that has already excited many digital curation practitioners. Check out the programme!

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 aim of the DigCurV (Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe) project, funded by the European Commission’s Leonardo da Vinci programme, is to address the availability of vocational training for digital curators in the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage sectors by developing a framework for the Curriculum needed to develop new skills that are essential for the long-term management of digital collections.

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