Added on 21 July 2020

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.

About NEDCC Digital Directions

Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections will provide a comprehensive overview of digital preservation, presented by information professionals with deep experience in the preservation of cultural heritage materials, covering topics including:

  • 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

Originally scheduled as an in-person conference in Arizona, USA, this sold-out event 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.

Digital Directions will offer opportunities for DPC grant recipients to connect with both faculty and attendees. Each presentation will include 15-30 minutes for Q&A with presenters, and there will also be opportunities for small group discussions with peers who face similar challenges. An overview of the program is available at

Each Career Development Fund grant will cover full registration fees, and applications are welcomed from all DPC Members.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2nd September, and full guidelines along with the application form are available in the Career Development Fund page 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, MirrorWeb and Preservica.  A full list of supporters is online here.

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