DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle

May 31, 2015 6:00 pm to June 5, 2015 5:00 pm
UNC Chapel Hill

DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle

May 31 – June 5, 2015 & January 12-13, 2016 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute.html for more information.

REGISTRATION LINK: http://ow.ly/MoHXq

The Institute consists of one five-day session in June 2015 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2016. The summer event begins at 6 PM on Sunday, May 31 with a welcome and opening event. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on "lab" components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.

This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials.

Registration:

* Regular registration : $1,150
* Late registration (after April 15, 2015): $1,300

If you are a grant recipient working on a digital project, we recommend that you check with your program officer to request approval to use available grant funds to attend the institute.

Institute Instructors Include:

* From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Drs. Helen Tibbo, Cal Lee, and Kam Woods.
* Dr. Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Dr. Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
* Dr. Lorraine Richards, Drexel University.

May 2015 Institute Components include (order and session titles may vary somewhat from those listed):

*Overview of digital curation definition, scope and main functions
*Where you see yourself in the digital curation landscape
*Digital curation program development
*Digital curation stakeholders and digital curation landscape
*Case Study on developing a digital repository
*Procedural accountability - policies, submission agreements, rules
*LAB -Transforming policy statements into rules
*Overview of digital preservation challenges and opportunities
*Roles and responsibilities for curation
*LAB - Matching skills and roles
*Characterization of digital objects            
*Overview and Characterization of Existing Tools: Placing the Tools in a Larger Industry Context
*File formats
*LAB – File format robustness
*Managing in response to technological change
*Digital forensics
*Ethical issues
*LAB – Media and content
*Workflows, humans, and tools
*Lab – Workflows
*Evaluating curation programs requirements and assessment
*LAB - Evaluating curation programs: TRAC/ISO 16363 Review
* Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer information environment
*Economics of digital curation – costs and resource commitments
*LAB - Economics of digital curation   
*Cloud computing
*Web archiving
* Formulating your six-month action plan - task for each individual, with instructors available to provide guidance
* Summary of action plans
* Clarifying roles and expectations for the next six months

January 12-13, 2016
Participants in the May event will return to Chapel Hill in Jan. 2015 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have learned in their own work environments.  Participants will compare experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress. Accommodations for January will be the responsibility of the attendee.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Tibbo (tibbo@email.unc.edu) for Institute questions or Herrison Chicas (chicas@email.unc.edu) for payment or registration questions.

The Digital Professional Institute was initiated as part of the DigCCurr II project, supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Grant Award #RE-05-08-0060-08) and is partially supported by the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LODGING: Participants are responsible for their own lodging.