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D5.4 Report on international meetings and dissemination activity

Ross, Seamus

This deliverable describes participation by colleagues from the iSchool at the University of Toronto took part in a number of events during the past two years at which they disseminated and obtained feedback about the work that was ongoing and completed under the DigCurV Project. This deliverable provides a “synthetic report on international meetings at which [we have] presented on the development of the curriculum framework for vocational training in digital curation”. We had the opportunity to describe the work of DigCurV at more than eight events. The eight events described here provide an indication of the audiences that we reached through our presentations and our discussions—there were other venues we could have included. The communities included Libraries, archives and information education sectors, digital preservation and information researchers and practitioners, and specialists in digital humanities and the preservation and access to the cultural heritage. Several of these meetings brought together key influencers, decision makers and education leaders in fields from information management to cultural studies.

  • Closing Address, “Educating and Validating the Capabilities of Emerging Digital Management Professionals,” International Curation Education (ICE) Forum, London, 29 June 20112;
  • Presentations and practical exercises at the Professional Institute on ‘Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle’ at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 15-20 May 2011;
  • Invited Opening Keynote Address, “Digital Preservation: Why Should Today’s Society Pay for the Benefit of Society in the Future,” iPRES2011, 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, Singapore, 1-4 November 2011.3;
  • Invited Plenary Address, “The Economics of Digital Creation, Curation, and Preservation”, at UNESCO "The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: digitization and Preservation: An international conference on permanent access to digital documentary heritage," Vancouver, BC Canada, 26 to 28 September 2012;
  • Invited Keynote Address, “Economic Sustainability of Digital Materials”, at Cultural Heritage On Line: Trusted Digital Repositories & Trusted Professionals, Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, Florence, IT, 11-12 December 2012;
  • Served as a Panelist in "DigCCurr Digital Curation Education Experts Meeting", School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC, 18-19 March 2013;
  • Keynote, “Scholar-Practitioners and the Making of the Digital Preservation Professional”, at Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum conference, Florence, Italy, 6-7 May, 2013; and,
  • Special talk, “Beyond the Archive: Digital Curation Ecosystems and New Modes of Scholarly Creation and Communication,” Cultural Heritage, Creative Tools & Archives Workshop, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen DK, 26-27 June 20134.

The DigCurV project was funded through the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci programme.
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