Heritage: Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe Project (DigCurv)
DigCurV is a project funded by the European Commission’s Leonardo da Vinci programme designed to establish a curriculum framework for vocational training in digital curation. Following on in HATII’s strong suite of digital curation projects, DigCurV has addressed the availability of vocational training for digital curators in the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage sectors needed to develop new skills that are essential for the long-term management of digital collections. Building on research identifying the key skills and competences required of digital curators, HATII has established a curriculum framework from which training programmes can be developed in future. We are in the process of disseminating the framework to policy and decision makers to raise awareness of the curriculum and promote its exploitation. Our partners include Vilniaus Universiteto Biblioteka (Lithuania), Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale (Italy), Nestor Qualification Consortium (Goettingen State and University Library, Germany) as well as Institute of Museum and Library Services (USA) and Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC).
To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).