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D6.1 Final report and Conference Proceedings

Cirrinnà, Chiara; Fernie, Kate; Lunghi, Maurizio

Gow, Ann; Malloy, Laura; Konstantelos, Leo; Kupriene, Jurate; Klingaite, Nijole; Strathmann, Stefan; Engelhardt, Claudia; Scriebman, Susan; Garnet, Vicky; Badzmierowska, Karolina; Ross, Seamus; Duff , Wendy; Moles, Nathan; Davies, Rob; Usher, Carol

The main aims of DigCurV was to pave the way for improving the availability of vocational education and training for the staff responsible for the long-term management of digital collections in the cultural sector, and to improve awareness of the importance of continuing vocational training in digital curation. Our objectives were to build a network of stakeholders, to analyse the training opportunities that are currently available, to understand the need for training in the culture sector and then to establish a curriculum framework for vocational education in digital curation.

This deliverable incorporates the final project report and the proceedings of the international conference organised by the project in Florence in May 2013.

The final report describes our approach and summarises the main outcomes of the project which include:

  • a large international network of stakeholders interested in the topic;
  • an online registry of training opportunities;
  • a Europe-wide review of training needs amongst the cultural sector;
  • a curriculum framework for vocational education and training in digital curation;
  • CURATE! the game of the digital curator; and
  • a series of reports, videos and other materials

The report goes on to describe the partnerships which have been established, the project’s plans for the future and its contribution to European policies. In its plans for the future the project has set out immediate, short-medium term and long term goals with the overall objective of promoting the development of training and education in digital curation. To that end we have aimed to build the stakeholder network and develop alliances with projects and initiatives that are active in the field of digital preservation and digital curation.
In May 2013, the project organised an international conference, “Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum” which was held in Florence. This provided an opportunity for us to share the project’s results and to launch DigCurV’s Curriculum Framework to an audience made up of experts, educators and policy makers. The conference programme included papers from invited keynote speakers and experts who responded to a call for papers, all coming together to discuss lifelong learning, skills for the future, mainstreaming digital curation education and developing 21st century professionals.

The full papers are published in the conference proceedings, which are included with this deliverable and are published online with

The DigCurV project was funded through the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci programme.
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  • DigCurV 2013, Proceedings of the Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum conference, Florence, Italy, 6-7 May, 2013, Edited by Chiara Cirinnà, Kate Fernie, Maurizio Lunghi and Vittore Casarosa
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