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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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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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Reflecting on the ARA 2021 Conference as an Archives & Records Management Student

Jessica Hooley is a MA Archive and Records Management student at Aberystwyth University. She attended the ARA 2021 Virtual Conference with support from the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. The MA Archive and Records Management course at Aberystwyth University has provided a great basis to start my professional career in archives and records management. Seeing the schedule for the ARA Conference, it sparked my interest as it would support and develop what...

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Marketing Records Management and Digital Preservation – Approaches to Advocacy at the ARA 2021 Virtual Conference

Janina Ziesche works as an Executive Assistant at the International Atomic Energy Agency. She attended the ARA 2021 Virtual Conference with support from the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I am not (yet, at least) a trained records manager or archivist, but I have practical experience working on projects that aimed to establish or improve records and information management (RIM), as well as knowledge management structures in two different organizations. While...

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Providing computational access to the Polytechnic Magazine (1879 to 1960)

Jacob Bickford is a Web Archiving Assistant at The National Archives. He recently completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Data Science at Birkbeck with support from the DPC Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. At the end of August, I completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Data Science at Birkbeck, University of London. The course came out of the Computing for Cultural Heritage program, developed by the British Library, The National Archives and...

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Reporting on RDMF21: Data Stewardship in Research Institutions

Fatima Darries is Deputy Director Cataloguing Division at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She attended RDMF21 with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I attended the RDMF21 virtual workshop on Zoom on 12 and 13 July 2021. The workshop, entitled Data Stewardship in Research Institutions, was hosted by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). The two, half day workshops focused on institutional data stewardship roles, and how national-level...

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Reflections on Operation Night Watch: the largest research and conservation project of one of Rembrandt’s finest works

Annette le Roux is Collection Developer Archival Resources at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She attended IS&T Archiving 2021 with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. Annette le Roux is the Collection Developer Archival Resources at the Unisa Library, University of South Africa, with an International Masters in Digital Library Learning (DILL) obtained in 2009. She also completed the Society of American Archivists certificate:...

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Reminder: DPC Grant Deadlines for iPRES2021, Digital Curation Course at University of Salford, and ARA2021

Three DPC Grant deadlines are fast approaching with less than a week left to apply for the following Career Development Fund opportunities: Grants for the hybrid 17th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES2021), 19-22 October 2021, covering full on-site or online conference registration (and contribution towards travel for those attending on-site in person). Applications are due by 17:00 UTC on Monday, 26th July. Grant for the Postgraduate Certificate in...

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Digital Loans and Virtual Visitors

Carrie Marks is a Digitisation Technician for Still Media at Imperial War Museums (IWM). She attended DCDC 2021 with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. Hello Everyone! My name is Carrie and I am the Digitisation Technician for Still Media on the Preservation team at Imperial War Museums. I’m currently working on the Digital Futures project which involves digitising images that are at risk of deterioration over the next 5 years. I wanted to...

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DCDC21: Transforming crisis into opportunity within the GLAMA sectors

Shalen Fu is a PhD researcher in Digital Heritage and Impact Studies at King's College London.  Shalen attended DCDC 2021 with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. In 2018, I started my PhD journey at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London (KCL). My research looks at how to best assess the impact of digital museum resources in China. Working with museum partners and the general public, I hope to develop an impact...

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Deadline Extended: DPC Grants for iPRES 2021 Conference

The application deadline for Career Development Fund grants for the 17th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2021), taking place 19-22 October, has been extended to 17:00 UTC on Monday, 26 July. These grants, covering on-site or online registration, are open to all DPC members.

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Back to basics at IS&T Archiving 2021: Tailoring Quality Assurance Workflows to your Digitisation Project

Caroline Lebre is a Digitisation Technician at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford in England. She attended IS&T Archiving 2021 with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. I have recently started a position as a Digitisation Technician at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford in England, digitising the still media collection at the demand of the museum’s clients for various projects. As a recent graduate starting my career in the sector, I...

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Deadline Extended: DPC Grant for PGCert in Digital Curation Course at University of Salford

The application deadline for the following Career Development Fund grant has been extended to 17:00 UTC on Monday, 26 July 2021. The DPC is pleased to offer a Career Development Fund grant to contribute to the course fees for the online Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Curation at the University of Salford, starting in September 2021 or January 2022. 

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Career Development Fund Guidelines

Download a PDF copy of the Career Development Fund Application Guidelines Introduction The DPC recognizes the very great need among our members for access to specialist training and opportunities for professional development. The DPC Career Development Fund (previously known as the Leadership Programme) has been created with the help of DPC’s Supporters to offer an on-going programme of grants so that our members can attend training and development opportunities. Over the course of its...

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Career Development Fund

Workforce Development in Digital Preservation The DPC recognizes the very great need among our members for access to specialist training for professional development, as well as the very great risks and costs that are incurred by those that provide and deliver such training. The DPC Career Development Fund (previously known as the Leadership Programme) has been created with the help of DPC’s Supporters to offer an on-going programme of grants so that our members can attend training and...

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