International Council on Archives (ICA) Introduces the Digital Records Curation Programme
From an ICA Blog Post:
The DRCP [Digital Records Curation Programme] is a set of teaching materials covering digital culture and the information society, digital records’ authenticity and reliability, digital and hybrid records management, metadata, file profiling, cloud computing, email management, digital preservation, information security, digital repositories and digital records appraisal, digitization, description and indexing, web and social media archiving and data management.
The DRCP materials comprise:
- A Guide, which introduces the structure and terminology of the material
- a course handbook (syllabus) that includes readings and resources for students
- for each class or workshop, a lesson plan with activities, and a set of presentation slides, which include notes for the instructors.
The content has been created for low resource environments: we have tried not to make assumptions about access to the internet, high tech equipment, or proprietary software, and instead the materials suggest a range of options for teaching about digital preservation under resource constraints. There is also a focus on open access materials in the reading lists.
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