Beginning May 16, SILS faculty and students affiliated with the DigCCurr Professional Institute will lead and take part in a five day workshop (May 16-21) that addresses current trends in digital curation. The workshop is designed to help library and information science professionals stay up-to-date with the latest work being done in the field.
Pronounced dij-seeker, DigCCurr attempts to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the field of digital curation by providing library and information science professionals with a suite of principles and practical tools to help them react to changes and trends within the current digital curation landscape. Over the course of this year’s five day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with both SILS faculty and a number of other digital curation experts from the United State, Canada and France.
Attendees of the 2009 DigCCurr Institute pose on the steps of the Wilson Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Topics covered will include the lifecycle of digital resources and tools, strategies for managing digital collections over time, redefining core principals of digital curation, the characterization of digital objects, and a host of other curation-related issues. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with instructors and fellow attendees in a private, online discussion space both during and after the five-day workshop.
In January, attendees of the 2010 DigCCurr Professional Institute will reconvene to report on and share strategies for applying the lessons, tools, and content they were exposed to during the May workshop.
While sign-up for this year’s Institute is already full, those interested may still put their names on the waiting list.