Curate Thyself: Defining and Cultivating an Academic Trajectory in Digital Curation

March 20, 2013

Doctoral students conducting or planning to conduct research on digital curation and those who are pursuing a career direction that focuses on digital curation participated in a special poster session and meeting on March 17th, 2013.

The group came to share ideas, strategies and advice about research and academic life. They presented their work to colleagues and faculty and received mentoring and advice from a set of internationally-recognized experts.

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted “Curate Thyself” on March 17 (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Faculty participants included:

• Ian Anderson, University of Glasgow
• Costis Dallas, University of Toronto
• Wendy Duff, University of Toronto
• Tula Giannini, Pratt Institute
• Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee
• Ross Harvey, Simmons College
• Cal Lee, University of North Carolina
• Helen Tibbo, University of North Carolina

The day-long Symposium, followed by a Digital Curation Education Experts Meeting mark the closing of almost seven years of funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for DigCCurr (Digital Curation Curriculum) projects at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The following two days were devoted to the meeting of digital curation experts from around the world. The international meeting included the following participants:

• Peter Botticelli, University of of Arizona
• Seamus Ross, University of Toronto
• Tula Giannini, Pratt Institute
• Ross Harvey, Simmons College
• Kathy Wisser, Simmons College
• Caroline Hank, University of Tennessee Knoxville
• Nancy McGovern, MIT
• Paul Marty, Florida State Univ.
• Bill Moen, University of North Texas
Carole Palmer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
• Suzie Allard, University of Tennessee Knoxville
• Wendy Duff, University of Toronto
• Paul Conway, University of Michigan
• Costis Dallas, University of Toronto
• Ciaran Trace, University of Texas
• Ian Anderson, Glasgow University
• Karen Gracy, Kent State University
• Richard Pearce Moses, Clayton State University








Additional photos taken during the two-day event are located on the SILS Flickr site at: