Joint DCC/PLANETS/CASPAR/DPE Joint Workshop: Developing an International Curation and Preservation Training Roadmap

29 - 30 March 2007


The number of projects and institutions providing training on digital preservation has increased dramatically in recent years, resulting in a vast and often overwhelming number of courses for potential attendees to choose from. As UK and EU projects such as DCC, DPE, CASPAR and PLANETS begin to finalise their own overall training plans, it is clear that increased collaboration is needed in order to establish a more co-ordinated approach.

In order to try and address the issue, this meeting was initiated by members of DPE, PLANETS, CASPAR and DCC to begin discussions on how projects might best work together to establish a shared roadmap for digital preservation and curation training. We encouraged attendance from as many key initiatives and projects as possible, which ensured a high level of discussion and productivity.

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Evening of Thursday 29 March
19:00 Kick-off session and keynote address
20:00 Reception
Friday 30 March
09:00 Registration and Coffee
09:30 Introductions
10:00 Aims and Objectives for the Meeting
10:15 Discussion of possible shared broad training themes
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Discussion of planned events, methods, and target audiences for training programmes
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Discussion of possible collaboration resources offered (e.g. staff, venues, content, templates)
14:30 Coffee
15:00 Discussion/Agreement of proposed policy for co-branding events
15:30 Next Steps — Training Questionnaires — DCC/PLANETS training questionnaire for participants
16:00 Wrap-up and close

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Benefits of Attendance

This workshop provided the opportunity to develop a shared vision and infrastructure for the provision of digital preservation and curation training. This included identifying key themes and topics that we might offer collaboratively, discussing how disparate resources can be maximised, and discussing practical means for sharing training information and content between projects. Participation in the event also enabled future access to an online collaborative training forum, a tool currently under development which will allow projects to share their training needs and resources.


Hôtel West End 31 Promenade des anglais F - 06000 NICE Tel: +33 (0) Fax: +33 (0)


We set aside a number of rooms for participants at the reduced rate of €130 per night for single rooms and €150 per night for double rooms. A buffet breakfast was included in this price.


Direct flights from London Heathrow were available with British Airways. Direct flights were also available from Amsterdam Schiphol with KLM.


Registration was FREE, but participation was limited to 25 participants.

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