Thursday, June 30, 2011

Looking for a digital preservation workshop or course?

The Library of Congress's Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) initiative has a new online calendar of online and in-person digital preservation courses and workshops offered by American academic institutions and professional associations.

At present, the calendar includes offerings from the following organizations:
  • AIMS Project
  • American Library Association
  • Amigos
  • Library of Congress
  • Los Angeles Preservation Network
  • Lyrasis
  • National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators
  • North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
  • Northeast Document Conservation Center
  • Purdue University Libraries
  • Rare Book School
  • Society of American Archivists
You can sort the offerings by title, start date, format (i.e., on site or online), location, and cost. You can also use this dandy Web form to add information about courses and workshops that your own organization is offering.

Despite our best intentions, efforts to publicize continuing education opportunities are sometimes scattershot or excessively localized. We've needed a calendar of this sort for quite some time, and I'm really glad that DPOE has created it. I plan to consult it frequently and add to it as appropriate. Please do the same.

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