Added on 28 September 2020

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. 

About NEDCC Digital Directions

The Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections conference will provide a comprehensive overview of digital preservation, presented by information professionals with deep experience in the preservation of cultural heritage materials. Topics include:

  • standards and specifications for both digitization and digital preservation
  • metadata
  • copyright
  • selection for digitization
  • special considerations for audiovisual and born-digital materials
  • digital storage
  • working with vendors and collaborative or consortial organizations

The conference will be held online with three half-days of live, interactive, online training. Attendees will learn about good practices and practical strategies for creating and managing digital collections and will build confidence in decision-making for the preservation of their digital assets. There will also be opportunities to connect with both faculty and attendees. An overview of the program is available at

The DPC has reserved two seats for this sold-out event with all registration costs covered by the Career Development Fund. Applications are welcome from all DPC Members. The closing date for applications is Friday 9th October, and full guidelines along with the application form are available in the Career Development Fund section of the DPC website.


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, CAE Technology, Formpipe, Libnova, Max Communications and Preservica.  A full list of supporters is online here.

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