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Through it's Career Development Fund (previously known as the Leadership Programme) the DPC offers members access scholarships and support for training and development opportunities.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for 2022 Virtual SARBICA International Symposium

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund grants for members to attend the 2022 Virtual SARBICA International Symposium taking place from 15th to 17th November 2022. Each grant will cover 100% of registration fees for the symposium, and applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant application deadline of 7:00 UTC/15:00 SGT on 2nd September 2022.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Travel Grants for the No Time To Wait Conference

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering two Career Development Fund travel grants to support members attending the 6th edition of The No Time To Wait Conference which will be hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision and MediaArea.net on October 26th – 28th 2022 at Sound & Vision's media museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. These grants, detailed below, will contribute funding to help with the costs of travel for DPC members attending the conference in person....

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for International Conference on FAIR Digital Objects (FDO2022)

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund grants for members to attend the 1st International Conference on FAIR Digital Objects (FDO2022), taking place on 26 - 28 October in Leiden, The Netherlands.  Each grant will cover 100% of conference registration fees as well as a contribution toward travel and accommodation. Applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant application deadline of 7:00 UTC on 30th August 2022. 

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IDCC 2022 - Digital Preservation and Reuse: You can’t have one without the other

Zoe Warner is Senior Systems Administrator, Mediaflex at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. She attended IDCC22 with the support of the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I am grateful to the DPC in facilitating my first attendance at the annual International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC), held virtually from 13-16th June 2022. This was a conference that opened my eyes to the big world of data curation (particularly scientific research data)...

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DCDC 2022 - The Future Landscape of Digital Archives

Yi-Ting Lin is a PhD student in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow. She recently attended DCDC 2022 with the support of the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. Thanks to DPC's support, I attended the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference for the first time last week (#DCDC22) and learnt loads of new development and strategies. In this blog post, I contextualise the content of what I learned with themes and highlight...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for TPDL 2022 and FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2022

In recognition of the growing need among our members for access to professional development opportunities around the world, the DPC is pleased to announce it is offering Career Development Fund grants for two upcoming conferences. Two grants will be available for each of the following: The 26th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2022 taking place in Padua, Italy, 20-23 September 2022 The Fédération Internationale des Archives de Télévision /...

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Reflections on Imaging, Visualisation and Artificial Intelligence from the IS&T Archiving 2022 Conference

Gemma Evans is a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant on the National AI-Enabled Repository for Wales Project and attended IS&T Archiving 2022 on behalf of DPC member Aberystwyth University with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. The DPC Career Development Fund grant provided me with the opportunity to attend the recent Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) Archiving 2022 conference which took place virtually from 7-10...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for ASA 2022 Conference

The DPC is pleased to announce two Career Development Fund grants for Members to attend the hybrid 2022 Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Here We Are Conference, 17 - 20 October 2022. Applications are welcomed from DPC members until the grant application deadline of 7:00 UTC on 26th July 2022.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for ARA 2022 Conference

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund grants for Members to attend the Archives and Records Association 2022 Conference (ARA2022) taking place 31st August – 2nd September in Chester, UK. Each grant will cover 100% of the registration fees for full conference attendance (includes two nights accommodation). Applications are welcomed from DPC Members until the grant deadline of 07:00 UTC on 7th June 2022.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for DCDC22

The DPC’s Career Development Fund is pleased to offer two grants for DPC members to attend the online Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2022 Conference (DCDC22) taking place 11-15 July 2022. Each grant will cover 100% of the registration fees for the virtual conference, and grant applications are welcomed from DPC Members. The application deadline for this grant is 07:00 UTC on 13 May 2022.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grant for online PGCert Digital Curation course at University of Salford

The DPC is pleased to offer a Career Development Fund grant for the online Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Curation course at the University of Salford. The grant will cover half the course fees, providing funding towards 30 credits of the 60-credit course. Applications are welcomed from all DPC members across the globe, and the application deadline for this grant is 7:00 UTC on Wednesday, 25th May 2022.

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Deadline Extended - Call for Applicants: DPC Member Grants for IS&T Archiving 2022

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund grants for DPC Members to attend the online Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) Archiving 2022 conference, taking place 7-10 June 2022. Each grant will cover 100% of the conference registration fees for the full technical program with optional additional funding for a short course. Grant applications are welcomed from all DPC members. The application deadline for this grant has been extended to 07:00 UTC on 27...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Member Grants for IDW2022

The DPC’s Career Development Fund is pleased to offer two grants for DPC members to attend the International Data Week 2022 (IDW2022) conference, taking place 20-23 June 2022. Each grant will cover 100% of the full conference registration fees for virtual or in-person registration. and grant applications are welcomed from DPC members. The application deadline for this grant is 07:00 UTC on 12 April 2022.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for IDCC22

The DPC’s Career Development Fund is pleased to offer two grants for DPC members to attend the 17th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC22) taking place 13-16 June 2022. Each grant will cover 100% of the registration fees for the virtual conference, and grant applications are welcomed from DPC members. The application deadline for this grant is 07:00 UTC on 5 April 2022.

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Reflections Following an Online Training Conference: 2022 NEDCC Digital Directions

Mzodidi Tutuka is Principal Library Assistant at University at Cape Town Library. He recently attended the NEDCC Digital Directions Conference 2022  with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I am Mzodidi Tutuka from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. I work at the Digital Library Services (DLS) department which falls under the Information and Resources division within the UCT Libraries. Our department consists of 9...

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Digital Directions: Insights from a Virtual Conference

Ruth Schieferstein is a Digital Archive Officer at Historic Environment Scotland. She recently attended the NEDCC Digital Directions Conference 2022 with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I had the great opportunity to attend the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Digital Directions conference thanks to the generous DPC Career Development Fund. The conference was held virtually over three days and was packed full with...

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Digital Directions: A whistle stop into the NEDCC’s annual conference

Fabi Barticioti is a Digital Asset Manager at LSE Library. She recently attended the NEDCC Digital Directions Conference 2022 with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I recently received a Career Development Fund grant from the DPC to attend the NEDCC 2022 Digital Directions conference, which was delivered entirely virtually. My initial interest in attending this conference was to expand my professional network, as I believed many of...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for NEDCC 2022 Digital Directions

The DPC Career Development Fund is delighted to offer two fully-funded grants for members to attend the February 2022 Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Digital Directions online conference (1-3 February 2022). Each grant will cover 100% of the full conference registration fees, and more details are provided below.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for Member Self-Identified Opportunities

Did you know that DPC members can receive Career Development Fund grants for training and development opportunities beyond those regularly advertised on the DPC website? The DPC invites and encourages our members to apply for a Career Development Fund grant for a Member Self-Identified Opportunity. These grants, detailed below, provide support for a training or development opportunity that a member has identified which they believe will help build digital preservation capacity...

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The ASA 2021 Conference: Some Reflections and Highlights from a Virtual Attendee

Andrea Walker is an Archivist at University at Cape Town Library. She attended the ASA 2021 Archives Amplified Conference with support from the Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I recently received a Career Development Fund grant from the DPC to attend the 2021 Australian Society of Archivists' conference, which ended up being entirely virtual. Given the global situation I wasn't planning to make the trip to Australia, but was glad the conference offered virtual...

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