New Digital Preservation Expertise at NU Library

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 Benn Joseph, Manuscript Librarian in Special Collections & Archives, and Nicole Finzer, Visual Resources Librarian in Digital Collections, recently completed training as part of the Library of Congress' Digital Preservation and Education (DPOE) program. This workshop prepared attendees to deliver digital preservation training, based on the DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum, to working professionals in their communities. Having completed the workshop, Joseph and Finzer are recognized as DPOE Trainers and join the DPOE National Trainer Network. 

DPOE, started in 2010, seeks to foster national outreach and education about digital preservation, using a Train-the-Trainer model. Starting with a three-and-a-half day training of a small group of dedicated practitioners, DPOE plants the seeds of regional networks which train and advocate digital preservation. Those who complete the Library of Congress's workshop, called Topical Trainers, build their own teaching tools and go out into their home organizations to spread the training. There are currently 63 topical trainers across 33 states who have trained over one thousand practitioners in their homespun workshops and webinars. 

Joseph, Finzer, and Adam Strohm, Digital Collections Librarian at the Newberry Library, will present "Principles and Practices for Digital Preservation," based on the DPOE curriculum, in the Forum Room at Northwestern University Library on December 11, 2013, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Blurb from the Library of Congress about CARLI DPOE trainers: http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2013/07/dpoe-turns-three-with-the-july-train-the-trainer-in-illinois/

Announcement for training workshop at NUL: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/education/courses/northwestern2013.html