Our award-winning Digital Preservation Training Programme now offers a Beginner Course and a Practitioner Course. If you’re not sure which Course is right for you, see the tables below. These new courses have been designed to meet the needs of the community, so anyone working in archives, libraries, museums, or information management will benefit. Whether a records manager or a digital librarian, working in a commercial business or a County Archives, you will be welcome on the DPTP.
We’ve made this change to bring our work more closely in line with the emerging Curriculum Framework for Digital Curation which is being designed by the good people at DigCurV.
Are you a beginner or a practitioner?
- Want to learn about the OAIS Model
- Are just starting out with digital preservation where they work
- Want to hear about tools and systems they can use to do it
- Would like to know what we mean by file formats, metadata, managed storage, and migration
- Are familiar with the OAIS Model
- Are already doing some form of digital preservation where they work
- Want to get started working with more challenging objects (e.g. email or databases)
- Would like to understand how file formats work, how to implement METS and PREMIS, and develop their strategy
What’s the difference between the courses?
The Beginner course…
- Entry-level, two days long
- Aimed at complete beginners who wish to learn more about the field
- Ideal for starters in all disciplines who want to know more about digital preservation
- Focussed on raising awareness on the main subject areas and trends around digital preservation
The Practitioner Course…
- Intermediate, three days long
- Aimed at practitioners who wish apply more practical solutions to their content
- Aims to be extremely practical
- Imparts knowledge of relevant terminology, business processes and tools
- Teaches detailed understanding of technical issues
- Suggests approaches to preserving difficult objects
- Teaches aspects of strategic planning
There is however also a little overlap between the content of the two courses. Please see the course descriptions for more information.
What else are we working on?
One-day or half-day workshops, which we call “masterclasses”, are planned for 2015. The first of these will probably cover the topic of web-archiving. We have sometimes featured this subject on the course, and invariably found there was not enough time to teach it properly, nor to answer all the questions that it raised in the minds of students. Look out for the DPTP masterclass in web-archiving sometime around May or June 2015.
Dates for 2015
- 19-20 January 2015 (2 day Beginner)
- 16-18 March 2015 (3 day Practitioner)
- 21-23 September 2015 (3 day Practitioner)
- 26-27 October 2015 (2 day Beginner)
- 7-9 December 2015 (3 day Practitioner)