May 29, 2022

New Article “Essentials for Data Support: Training the Front Office” (Data Preservation)

This recently posted article appears in the current issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC).


“Essentials for Data Support: Training the Front Office”


Marjan Grootveld
Data Archiving and Networked Services

Ellen Verbakel
3TU.Datacentrum (Netherlands)


International Journal of Digital Curation
Vol 10, No 1 (2015)


At the end of 2011 a Data Intelligence 4 Librarians course was developed to provide online resources and training for digital preservation practitioners, specifically library staff. Lessons learned during the first rounds of the course and developments in the Research Data Management landscape have led to a revision of the positioning, the structure and the content of the course.

This paper describes both the three main drivers for the revision, the changes themselves and the lessons that can be drawn from them, after three training rounds in 2014 in the revised format under the new programmatic title of Essentials 4 Data Support.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.