Added on 8 April 2021


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.

 

About the Archiving Conference

Since 2004, the Archiving conference has been bringing together an international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises, to explore and discuss state-of-the-art imaging, digitization, preservation, and access for 2D, 3D, and AV materials, including documents, photographs, books, paintings, videos, and born-digital works.

The interdisciplinary focus of the conference creates a rich environment for information exchange. In addition to presenting the latest research results on digitization and curation, Archiving investigates new technologies, strategies, and policies, as well as reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field and explores different platforms and ways of visualizing collection data, allowing for deeper connections with collections.

This year’s Archiving includes beginning to advanced short courses, virtual behind-the-scenes tours, exhibits, a robust technical papers program, and vibrant networking opportunities. A draft of the online program is available here.

Conference events will be held over two weeks from 8-24 June 2021. All courses and technical talks are presented live, with real-time text commenting and live Q&A. The events will generally fall between 10:00 – 15:00 EDT/16:00 – 21:00 CET. Short Courses will occur from 8-18 June, and the Technical Program will occur from 21-24 June. For more information, please visit the conference page here.

 

About the DPC Career Development Fund Grants

Each Career Development Fund grant will cover 100% of the Technical Program registration fees, which includes:

  • Access to the full Technical Program (keynotes, technical talks, virtual behind-the-scenes tour and exhibit) presented live from 21-24 June, and
  • Access to recordings of the program sessions until 30th September 2021

In addition to covering 100% of the Technical Program registration fees, each grant can also provide funding to cover the registration fees for up to two Short Courses. This is optional; there is a section on the grant application form where applicants can indicate an interest in receiving this additional funding for 1-2 courses. Applicants do not have to specify which short course(s) they are interested in at the time of applying, and more information is provided in the grant application form with guidance (see below).

 

How to Apply

Applications are welcomed from all DPC Members. An application form with guidance and the full Career Development Fund Application Guidelines are available on the DPC website’s Career Development Fund page.

All sections of the application form should be completed and returned to Amy Currie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), accompanied by explicit approval for attendance from a supervisor, by 17:00 UTC on 21st April 2021.

Successful applicants will be notified on or before 7th May 2021.

Please note that only one grant is available per member per call. In other words, DPC members may submit a maximum of one application for one applicant for this advertised call (e.g. one application for a person representing a DPC member organization). There cannot be multiple applicants representing the same DPC member, so please coordinate with colleagues to ensure one application is submitted.

 

Important Dates

  • All sections of the application form should be completed and returned to Amy Currie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), accompanied by explicit approval for attendance from a supervisor (via email or attached letter) by 21st April 2021
  • Successful applicants will be notified on or before 7th May 2021

 

Further information

  • For information about joining the Digital Preservation Coalition, see:  https://www.dpconline.org/about/join-us
  • For questions relating to this grant programme, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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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