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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: Grants for DPC Members to attend DCDC21

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund grants for members to attend the online Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2021 Conference (DCDC21), held from 28 June – 2 July 2021. These grants, detailed below, are open to all DPC members.

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DPC Grant Recipients

Find out more about the benefits of the DPC Career Development Fund from previous grant recipients... The following blog posts and outputs from previous DPC grant recipients, arranged by the name of the event or course, provide information and reflections on the knowledge or skills learned from the funded opportunity.    Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) and DPTP Online Course Rachael Muir (2019): Reflections on the Digital Preservation Training...

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An eye-opening opportunity: Report from the 16th International Digital Curation Conference

Evanthia Samaras is the VERS Senior Officer at Public Record Office Victoria. She attended IDCC 2021 with support from the DPC’s Career Development Fund, which is funded by DPC Supporters. Recently my workplace, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV), joined the DPC. This partnership afforded me eligibility to apply for one of DPC’s Career Development Fund grants to attend the 16th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC21) on Monday 19 April 2021. Without this generous grant I would...

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Reminder: DPC Grant Application Deadline for IS&T Archiving 2021

There are only five days left to apply for Career Development Fund scholarship grants for the Society for Imaging Science and Technology Archiving 2021 Conference, 8-24 June. These grants, detailed below, are open to all DPC members and the application deadline is 17:00 UTC on 21st April 2021.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for IS&T Archiving 2021 Online Conference

The DPC is pleased to offer two Career Development Fund scholarship grants for members to attend the Society for Imaging Science and Technology Archiving 2021 Conference, 8-24 June 2021. These grants, detailed below, are open to all DPC members.

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Reminder: Deadline for IDCC21 and RDA VP17 Career Development Fund Grants

There are only five days left to apply for Career Development Fund grants for the following virtual events: The 16th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC21) on 19th April 2021 The Research Data Alliance 17th Plenary Meeting (RDA VP17) the 20th-22nd April 2021 The joint IDCC/RDA Unconference on 20th April 2021 The grants for the events, detailed below, will cover 100% of the registration fees for the event(s) specified on the grant application....

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Call for Applicants: Career Development Fund Grants for IDCC21 and RDA VP17

The DPC is pleased to announce it is offering four Career Development Fund grants for Members to attend the following virtual events: The 16th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC21) on 19th April 2021 The Research Data Alliance 17th Plenary Meeting (RDA VP17) the 20th-22nd April 2021 The joint IDCC/RDA Unconference on 20th April 2021 The grants for the events, detailed below, will cover 100% of the registration fees for the event(s) specified on...

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Reminder: Deadline for DPTP Online Career Development Fund Grants

There are only two days left to apply for Career Development Fund grants for the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) Online Course at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Applications are welcomed from all DPC members. DPTP Online is an entry-level course that includes all the content previously taught on the award-winning 2-day face-to-face course DPTP: An Introduction to Digital Preservation, and many additional modules. It is aimed at complete beginners who wish...

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Call for Applicants: Career Development Fund Grants for DPTP Online Course

The DPC’s Career Development Fund is pleased to offer two grants for the Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) Online Course at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Applications are welcomed from all DPC members. DPTP Online is an entry-level course that includes all the content previously taught on the award-winning 2-day face-to-face course DPTP: An Introduction to Digital Preservation, and many additional modules. It is aimed at complete beginners who wish to learn...

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NEDCC Digital Directions Conference 2020 – “Digital preservation is technology enabled but human driven”

Megan Joyce is a Curator in the Contemporary Conflict team at Imperial War Museums. She attended NEDCC Digital Directions Conference 2020 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is funded by DPC Supporters. Digital preservation goes beyond preserving digital objects for the future. It is a combination of policies, strategies and actions to ensure future access to reformatted and born-digital content. This was my main takeaway from the Northeast Document...

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DPC Grants: Two Fully-Funded Places Available for NEDCC Digital Directions Conference

The DPC Career Development Fund is delighted to offer two fully-funded places for the sold-out 2020 Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Digital Directions online conference, 19-21 October. These grants are available to all DPC Members but will be of particular interest to those situated in the USA, Canada, and related time zones. 

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Reminder: Call for Applicants - Grants for NEDCC Digital Directions Online Conference

There is a little over a week left to apply for the Career Development Fund grants to attend the 2020 Northeast Document Conservation Center's Digital Directions Online Training Conference, 19-21 October. These grants are available to all DPC members, and ideal for members situated in the USA, Canada, and related time zones. Applications are due by 17:00 UTC on Wednesday, 2nd September.

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for Online Course at the Digital Curation Lab, University of Salford

In recognition of the growing need among our members for online professional development opportunities, the DPC's Career Development Fund is pleased to offer two grants to help cover the course fees for the online Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Curation at the Digital Curation Lab, University of Salford. These grants, detailed below, are open to all DPC members.

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DPC Announces Two Grants for NEDCC Digital Directions Online Training Conference

The DPC is delighted to announce that its Career Development Fund is offering two scholarship grants for members to attend the 2020 Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Digital Directions Online Training Conference, 19-21 October. These grants are of particular interest to DPC Members situated in the USA, Canada, and related time zones.

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Reminder: Call for Applicants - DPC Grants for Online Courses at University College Dublin and Aberystwyth University

This a reminder that the deadline for the following DPC Career Development Fund grants is a little over a week away. These grants, detailed below, will cover 100% of fees for the specified online courses and are available to all DPC members. Applicants must complete and submit the relevant application form, accompanied by explicit approval for attendance from a supervisor, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view...

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Call for Applicants: DPC Grants for Online Courses at University College Dublin and Aberystwyth University

In recognition of the growing need among our members for access to online professional development opportunities, the DPC’s Career Development Fund is pleased to offer six grants for the following opportunities at University College Dublin and Aberystwyth University.

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Winter School for Audio-Visual Archiving 2020

Ivan Dimitrovski is a Digital Archives Assistant at UNIRMCT. He attended AV Winter School 2020 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is funded by DPC Supporters. The 2020 Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving, the fifth edition of this unique annual training where participants are taught to design and implement a preservation plan for their audiovisual collections, took place at the Sound and Vision Institute in Hilversum, The Netherlands. This...

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IDCC Session: Selecting efficient and reliable preservation strategies

Alexandra Mitchell is Archivist at the University of Salford. She attended IDCC 2020 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is funded by DPC Supporters. How do we choose what digital preservation strategy to use? When I was asked by the DPC to select a paper on which to write a blog post I naively thought I would come out of this with some answers. Instead, Micah Altman’s paper highlighted just how complex digital preservation can be and any approach...

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IDCC 2020: Do we need to agree on how to say potato?

Judith Carr is the Research Data Manager at the University of Liverpool. She attended IDCC 2020 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is funded by DPC Supporters. This is my second blog about the IDCC 2020 conference in Dublin.

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IDCC Keynote: The Internet of Things

Alexandra Mitchell is Archivist at the University of Salford. She attended IDCC 2020 with support from the DPC's Career Development Fund which is funded by DPC Supporters. Being a first-time attendee at the IDCC Conference I didn’t know quite what to expect. With my background and experience firmly rooted within archives, most of the conferences I have attended have tended to be dominated by the archive profession. The opportunity to attend the IDCC Conference thanks to...

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