[Asis-l] DigCCurr2009 - Registration Now Open!

Helen Tibbo tibbo at email.unc.edu
Sun Nov 23 19:23:06 EST 2008

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DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects

April 1‐3, 2009, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North
Carolina is pleased to announce our second digital curation curriculum
symposium. DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects
is part of the Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an
International Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr) project. DigCCurr is a
three‐year (2006‐2009), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)‐
funded collaboration between SILS and the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). The primary goals of the DigCCurr project are to
develop a graduate‐level curricular framework, course modules, and
experiential components to prepare students for digital curation in various
environments. DigCCurr initiatives in support of this goal are informed by
representatives from the project’s collaborating institutions as well as an
Advisory Board of experts from Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherland, New
Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The first symposium, DigCCurr2007: An International Symposium in Digital
Curation, was held April 18‐ 20, 2007, attracting nearly 300 attendees from
ten countries. Participants explored the definition of digital curation and
what skills are necessary for digital curation professionals working in
libraries, archives, museums, data centers, and other data‐intensive
organizations. DigCCurr2009 will continue this theme, focusing on current
practice and research surrounding digital curation with a look toward the
future, and trends in preparing digital curation professionals.

Sessions Focus on:

* Digital curation synergies and collaboration: What are the challenges and
opportunities for regional, national, and global cooperation and
collaboration in digital curation practices and research? How do we approach
these effectively? Where do practices and research converge and diverge
across different organizational mandates and requirements? Strategies for
building and leveraging relations and cooperation among a global audience of
digital curation researchers and educators for improved delivery of digital
curation research and practice opportunities for emerging professionals.

* Teaching and training at the international level: What are the barriers
and advantages in providing quality and comparable education? How does the
profession traverse credentials and certification? Graduate education and
continuing education for practitioners; Examination of current teaching
tools; Recruiting students; Perceptions on the changing professional
competencies and personal attributes for employment in digital curation

* Digital curation in relation to archives and museums: How is the
environment shaping traditional responsibilities? How are synergies
developing across libraries, archives, and museums? What are core
competencies in digital curation? Can we develop common ground among
participating disciplines and entities? What are implications for various
professions, and what issues do the professions need to addressing

* What is going on in real life with the curation of digital resources? We
encourage people to undertake small‐scale studies in order to share data
and case studies about current practices, procedures and approaches within
specific organizational contexts. What is happening in different sectors
such as industry, federal government, state government, nonprofit cultural

* What do we need? Examination of scope, extent, relevance, and quality of
current literature.

What is useful? What is missing?

* Infrastructures in support of digital curation. How well is current
technology meeting the needs of digital curation, and what should future
technology research and development involve to better meet these needs? How
do organizations incorporate digital curation principles and procedures into
their administrative and managerial operations? How do we support
sustainable infrastructure?

Conference Fees:

Early $300 online registration by 1/14/09

+$20 for Thursday dinner

Regular $350 online registration 1/15/09 - 3/14/09

+$20 for Thursday dinner

Late $400 online registration after 3/15/09

+$20 for Thursday dinner

Student Early $150 online registration by 1/14/09

+$20 for Thursday dinner

limited number of student discounts

Student Regular $200 online registration 1/15/09 - 3/14/09

+$20 for Thursday dinner

Student Late $250 postmarked after 3/15/09

+$20 for Thursday dinner


*	Refund minus $100 processing fee if cancellation request received by
March 1, 2009
*	No refund after March 1, 2009
*	Cancellations or substitutions must be made to Rachael Clemens
rclemens at unc.edu


Institute <http://www.imls.gov>  of Museum and Library Services

National <http://www.archives.gov>  Archives and Records Administration

School <http://www.ils.unc.edu>  of Information and Library Science

University <http://www.unc.edu>  of North Carolina

UNC University <http://www.lib.unc.edu/>  Libraries

Planning Committee

Rachael Clemens
Dr. Wendy Duff
Dr. Maria Guercio
Carolyn Hank
Dr. Cal Lee
Dr. Seamus Ross
Dr. Ken Thibodeau
Dr. Helen Tibbo, Chair
Dr. Elizabeth Yakel

Dr. Helen R. Tibbo

School of Information and Library Science

201 Manning Hall CB#3360

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

Tel: 919-962-8063

Fax: 919-962-8071

Email: tibbo at email.unc.edu

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