A key role for the DPC is to empower and develop our members’ workforces. Our members operate in a competitive and dynamic knowledge environment where roles and responsibilities of staff are constantly changing. It is crucial, therefore, that staff remain informed of, trained in and confident with the new developments and tools which are released and made available. This is particularly important when existing staff are retrained to embrace a new skills set.The DPC provides training and personal development facilities to address these challenges:

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Novice to Know-How online training 

 The Novice to Know-How learning pathway aims to provide beginners with the skills required to develop and implement simple digital preservation workflows within their organisation and is part of The National Archives’ digital capacity building strategy, ‘Plugged In, Powered Up,’

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Career Development Fund

Scholarships for DPC members to undertake training and personal development opportunities. These scholarships are offered through regular calls for applications, but members are also welcome to nominate relevant opportunities by contacting the Head of Workforce Development.

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Aus Preserves Ingest and Pre-Ingest training modules

Materials for delivering face to face training focused on a range of skills relating to various aspects of receiving, handling, and managing digital content.

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Getting Started and Making Progress training modules

Reference materials for DPC face to face training. On-site training is available on requrest.

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External training/education opportunities

A wide range of digital preservation training and development opportunities are offered by agencies and institutions around the world. A selection of courses offered by DPC members includes:


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