DPN Digital Preservation Curriculum

July 31, 2017

In response to DPN members’ concerns around the issues of workflow for digital preservation, DPN engaged AVPreserve to develop a digital preservation workflow curriculum to share with DPN members and others in the digital preservation community. The curriculum is being released with a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution Share Alike (CC-BY-SA) license. (License details here.)

This workshop curriculum will equip participants with a set of skills and knowledge that will enable them to enact programmatic digital preservation within their organization and is focused on equipping organizations with the capability to implement and manage a digital preservation program. The workshop modules present the requirements of a digital preservation ecosystem from two parallel viewpoints:  governance and program management as well as asset management.

Each of the six modules is estimated to require approximately two hours and it is suggested that the workshop take place over two full days. The modules are:

• Enabling Programmatic Digital Preservation
• Selection
• Preparing for Submission
• Submission & Ingest
• Post-Submission
• Sustainability

DPN is pleased to make this valuable curriculum available and only asks that terms of the CC-BY-SA license be observed. (Details here.) You may download the files below. We trust it will be an effective asset as organizations continue in the critical work of preserving the scholarly, historical, and cultural record for this and future generations.