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DPTP Online 2016

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We are pleased to announce our new Course “DPTP Online 2016”, a new virtual learning course launched in June 2016 and available now.

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation. It provides the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary for institutions to combine organisational and technological perspectives, and devise an appropriate response to the challenges that digital preservation needs present.

DPTP Online is an entry-level course aimed at complete beginners who wish to learn more about the field. The course is ideal for starters in all disciplines who want to know more about digital preservation, gain confidence, and feel enabled to start working with digital preservation. It contains all the content previously taught on the award-winning 2-day face-to-face Course DPTP: An Introduction to Digital Preservation, and more.

The course is a starting point. It passes on awareness of subjects that need to be investigated in more depth, so those attending can expect a good deal of further reading afterwards and practical follow-up training / experience on their own behalf.

See this page for more information.

DPC scholarships for March 2016

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) will offer two scholarships enabling DPC members to attend the award-winning Digital Preservation Training Programme in London.

The Digital Preservation Training Programme is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation. It was redesigned in 2014 and is now offered as two separate courses: a Beginner course and an Intermediate course.

This round of applications will be for two scholarships to the Intermediate course DPTP: The Practice of Digital Preservation, 14-16 March 2016, at Senate House, University of London.

For more details please see the announcement on the DPC website.

Applications close at 17:00 on Friday 19th February 2016.

More information about the Course

Testimonials

Some recent testimonials from students who attended the October 2015 course:

  • “Excellent tutors, who obviously know and have experience of their subject. I would recommend this course to others.”
  • “The best explanation and evaluation of the OAIS Model I have come across. Great for explaining to my Director”.
  • “Practical, technical, clear – gave some VG ideas for pilot project”.
  • “Refreshingly practical and down-to-earth, Good, helpful, solid starting point.”
  • “Overall the instructors were extremely well informed and helpful.”
  • “The course gave me good background knowledge. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful tutors.”
  • “Excellent throughout. I think the course is a very solid and comprehensive view of the topic”.
  • “Really helpful, really good.”
  • “Excellent and very well presented”.

DPC scholarships for November web-archiving 101 course

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two fully funded scholarships to attend the upcoming November 2015 instance of ULCC’s new DPTP – Web Archiving 101 course at Senate House, University of London, London.

This course is one day long and is aimed at anyone who has a specific interest in capturing , selecting and using web content for any kind of research and who also need to ensure that web content can persist and endure in an accessible and useable preservation environment.

The course will teach the basics of web archiving. It explores who is doing web archiving currently, why it can be useful, who uses web archives and why. It explains the selection process for content, records management and business needs, available tools and outsourcing as an option. It will also cover legal aspects of web archiving and the issues around the archiving of social media.

Full details of the modules and learning outcomes can be found here.

DPTP courses are operated and organised by the University of London Computer Centre and are supported by the Digital Preservation Coalition which originally helped to establish the course in 2005.

For more details of how to apply for the scholarships please see the announcement on the DPC website. Applications close at 17:00 on 30th October.

Web-Archiving 101: 16th November 2015

We are pleased to announce the second instance of our new course in the Digital Preservation Training Programme – ‘Web Archiving 101‘. This course is a 1-day course and will take place at Senate House on 16th November 2015. The day will be a mix of tutor-led learning, discussion and group exercises. We won’t be offering ‘hands-on’ in the sense of using tools, but the focus is very much on the practical. If you create and/or use web-based information and resources for research and you have an interest ensuring that such web content can persist and endure in an accessible and usable preservation environment, then this event will be of interest to you.

We recently received some excellent feedback from the Research Operations Office at Cambridge University Library.

“This was an excellent and extremely efficient one-day workshop, due to its dynamic organisation…after every short talk there was time for questions. Furthermore, there were breaks between the main parts of the workshop to allow focused discussions on the subject. This dynamic organisation ensured that every question was addressed, and that all issues were thematically grouped – which in return helped delivering powerful take-home messages from each section.

“Furthermore the speakers (who by the way had expert knowledge on the subject) did not recommend any particular solutions, but instead reviewed types of solutions available, discussing their major advantages and disadvantages. This provided the attendees with enough guidance for making informed decisions about solutions most appropriate to their particular situations.

“What also greatly contributed to the success of the workshop was the diverse background of attendees: from librarians and other research data managers, to researchers, museum website curators, and European Union projects’ archivists. All these people had different approaches, and different needs about web archiving. Perhaps this is why the breakout sessions were so valuable and deeply insightful.”

Read the full report

This course grew out of our re-working of our core DPTP course in 2014. At that time, we decided to create two new courses, an introduction course and an intermediate course, and in doing so, we reviewed all our existing content very thoroughly. We used to run a web archiving module on the original DPTP course, but times, we felt had moved on. Web archiving had grown significantly in since the original course was designed, and we no longer had the time within a broader course to do it justice. What to do? After much heart searching, we took the module out of the 2 and 3 day courses. However, we still felt there was a strong interest in the area, and so the idea of a ‘101’ course, just focusing on web archiving, was born.

We have been very lucky to work with Peter Webster, a long-established expert in this field, in the design of this new one-day course. Peter will once again be teaching on the course, along with Steph Taylor and Ed Pinsent, the regular DPTP tutors, and Sara Day Thomson, a project officer with the DPC, who will be sharing her knowledge about and research into the issues of archiving social media.

There is more information about the course on our website, and you can now book a place in the UoL shop.

DPC scholarships for web archiving 101

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two fully funded scholarships to attend the upcoming May 2015 instance of ULCC’s new DPTP – Web Archiving 101 course at Senate House, University of London, London.

This course is one day long and is aimed at anyone who has a specific interest in capturing , selecting and using web content for any kind of research and who also need to ensure that web content can persist and endure in an accessible and useable preservation environment.

The course will teach the basics of web archiving. It explores who is doing web archiving currently, why it can be useful, who uses web archives and why. It explains the selection process for content, records management and business needs, available tools and outsourcing as an option. It will also cover legal aspects of web archiving and the issues around the archiving of social media.

Full details of the modules and learning outcomes can be found here.

DPTP courses are operated and organised by the University of London Computer Centre and are supported by the Digital Preservation Coalition which originally helped to establish the course in 2005.

For more details of how to apply for the scholarships please see the announcement on the DPC website. Applications close at 12:00 on 24th April.

New one-day Course in Web-Archiving

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The Sphinx, does, of course, know the answers to all riddles, including, we assume, how to archive the web… Image from the British Library Flickr stream, no known copyright.

We are pleased to announce a new course in the Digital Preservation Training Programme – ‘Web Archiving 101’. This course is a 1-day course and will take place at Senate House on 12th May 2015. The day will be a mix of tutor-led learning, discussion and group exercises. We won’t be offering ‘hands-on’ in the sense of using tools, but the focus is very much on the practical. If you create and/or use web-based information and resources for research and you have an interest ensuring that such web content can persist and endure in an accessible and usable preservation environment, then this event will be of interest to you.

This course grew out of our re-working of our core DPTP course last year. At that time, we decided to create two new courses, an introduction course and an intermediate course, and in doing so, we reviewed all our existing content very thoroughly. We used to run a web archiving module on the original DPTP course, but times, we felt had moved on. Web archiving had grown significantly in since the original course was designed, and we no longer had the time within a broader course to do it justice. What to do? After much heart searching, we took the module out of the 2 and 3 day courses. However, we still felt there was a strong interest in the area, and so the idea of a ‘101’ course, just focusing on web archiving, was born.

We have been very lucky to work with Peter Webster, a long-established expert in this field, in the design of this new one-day course. Peter will also be teaching on the course, along with Steph Taylor and Ed Pinsent, the regular DPTP tutors, and Sara Day Thomson, a project officer with the DPC, who will be sharing her knowledge about and research into the issues of archiving social media.

There is more information about the course on our website, and you can now book in the ULC shop.

DPC scholarships for March 2015

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) will offer two scholarships to attend the award winning Digital Preservation Training Programme in London.

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation. It has recently been redesigned and is now offered as two separate courses: an introductory course and an intermediate course. This round of applications will be for two scholarships to the intermediate course DPTP: The Practice of Digital Preservation, 16th-18th March 2015, at Senate House, University of London.

For more details please see the announcement on the DPC website: http://bit.ly/1z9L0gR

More information about the Course

DPC scholarships for July 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Digital Preservation Coalition can once again offer two scholarships to attend the award winning Digital Preservation Training Programme at Senate House, University of London, London, 21 and 22 July 2014.

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation. It has recently been redesigned and is offered in two parts: an introductory course and an intermediate course.

DPTP: An Introduction to Digital Preservation is a two day long, entry-level course aimed at complete beginners who wish to learn more about the field. It is ideal for starters in all disciplines who want to know more about digital preservation. The course is a starting point. It complements the regular Digital Preservation Coalition Event “Getting Started in Digital Preservation”, and has been devised in full co-operation with the DPC. It provides a grounding in the subject area, including basic knowledge of the range of issues that shape developments in digital preservation.

For more details, please download this PDF.

Next DPTP: July 2014

The next award winning Digital Preservation Training Programme will take place on 21-22 July 2014 at Senate House, London. This will be the first instance of our new course “An Introduction to Digital Preservation”. It takes place over two days and is suitable for beginners in this field.

The cost of the course is £570 including VAT.

Booking now open!

Cancellation Policy

  • 50% of the fee will be refunded if you cancel within three weeks of the course.
  • 20% of the fee will be refunded if you cancel within two weeks of the course.
  • No refund if you cancel within one week of the course.

Click here to email the organisers direct about the next course.