A Few Seats Still Available for DigCCurr Professional Institute 2014-2015

April 3, 2014

2013 DigCCurr Institute UNC at Chapel HillDigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle May 11-16, 2014 & January 5-6, 2015 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2014.html  for more information.

REGISTRATION LINK: http://tinyurl.com/ncgy367

The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2014 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2015. 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.


  • Regular registration : $1,150
  • Late registration (after April 1, 2014): $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:

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

May 2014 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 5-6, 2015 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 Tiffany Harritjharris@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. A DigCCurr 2014-15 room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites for $129/night. Please indicate "DigCCurr" and group code "CUR" when making reservations. Reservations must be received by 04/01/2014. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space a rate available basis only. You may reserve your hotel room by calling the hotel at 919-969-6989 or by clicking on this link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUCOHX-DGG-20140511/index.jhtml