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 development opportunities. Over the course of its lifetime, it has provided almost 200 grants for members.

Support from the Career Development Fund is provided through two routes: regular calls for applications covering established digital preservation courses, conferences and events; and applications for any course or development opportunity that members have identified which they believe will help build digital preservation capacity within their organization. More details about both are included below and described in detail in the Career Development Fund Application Guidelines.

The Career Development Fund is sponsored by the DPC’s Supporters who recognize the benefit and seek to support a connected and trained digital preservation workforce.  We gratefully acknowledge their financial support to this programme and ask applicants to acknowledge that support in any communications that result. At the time of writing, the Career Development Fund is supported by Arkivum, Artefactual Systems Inc., AVP, Libnova, Max Communications and Preservica.  A full list of supporters is online here.

 

Advertised Calls 

Announcements and advertised calls for applicants are published via the DPC News page. Applications for advertised opportunities are invited from all DPC Members and Affiliates (see individual announcements for eligibility information). Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form and provide explicit approval from their line manager for attendance.

 

Member Self-Identified Opportunities

The DPC has extended the Career Development Fund to allow members to apply for grants to attend courses and development opportunities they have self-identified. This will allow members to address specific training needs that might otherwise be impossible to fulfil. Details on the eligibility of opportunities, application process and deadlines are available in the Career Development Fund Application Guidelines.

 

How to Apply

The application forms below should be used to apply for the relevant route:

Application form for Advertised Calls

Application form for Member Self-Identified Opportunities

 Applicants should complete and submit the relevant form, along with explicit approval from their line manager for attendance (via email or attached letter), to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the specified deadline.

 

Previous Grants

Over the course of its lifetime, the fund has provided almost 200 grants for members including:

  • Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) and DPTP Online course

  • International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES)

  • Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving (Winter School)

  • International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)

  • Digital Futures Academy

  • Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Conference

  • Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary Meeting

  • APARSEN Summer School; Trust and Digital Preservation; and Sustainability and Digital Preservation

  • UK Data Archive How to Set Up and Run a Data Service Course

  • DIS Short Courses for CPD, Aberystwyth University

  • PGCert in Digital Curation, Digital Curation Lab, University of Salford

  • ProfCert in Digital Information Management, University College Dublin

  • PGCert in Applied Data Science, Birkbeck University of London

  • Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Digital Directions Conference

  • Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) Archiving Conference

  • Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) Conference

  • Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Annual Conference

  • Archives and Records Association (ARA) UK & Ireland Annual Conference

  • Research Data Management Forum (RDMF), Digital Curation Centre 

 

Further Information

  • A list of blog posts from previous grant recipients, highlighting some of the information and skills learned from the funded event or course, is available at https://www.dpconline.org/digipres/train-your-staff/cdfund/dpc-grant-recipients 
  • For questions relating to this grant programme, email Amy Currie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For information about joining the Digital Preservation Coalition, see: https://www.dpconline.org/about/join-us 

 

Acknowledgements

The Career Development Fund is sponsored by the DPC’s Supporters who recognize the benefit and seek to support a connected and trained digital preservation workforce.  We gratefully acknowledge their financial support to this programme and ask applicants to acknowledge that support in any communications that result. At the time of writing, the Career Development Fund is supported by Arkivum, Artefactual Systems Inc., AVP, Libnova, Max Communications and Preservica.  A full list of supporters is online here.

 

 


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