The School of Information and Library Science will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on digital curation, April 18 - 20, 2007 at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC.
The event is part of the "Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum" project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is a partner in this effort.
DigCCurr2007 will focus on what digital curation professionals do and what they need to know. Anyone interested in digital preservation and curation, especially those who are building staff expertise in these areas, is encouraged to attend.
The symposium features panel discussions and presentations by internationally-recognized experts and professionals from a broad range of academic and national libraries, data centers, information schools, IT companies and government entities.
Special topics include digital curation services and functions, mechanisms for influencing data curation practices, and lessons learned from digital curation practitioners.
The symposium includes an opening night reception at the historic Wilson Library and a mid-conference reception at the Friday Center.