The DigCurV Curriculum Framework for Digital Curation in the Cultural Heritage Sector

Laura Molloy, Ann Gow, Leo Konstantelos

2014, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 231-241

doi:10.2218/ijdc.v9i1.314


Abstract


In 2013, the DigCurV collaborative network completed development of a Curriculum Framework for digital curation skills in the European cultural heritage sector.

DigCurV synthesised a variety of established skills and competence models in the digital curation and LIS sectors with expertise from digital curation professionals, in order to develop a new Curriculum Framework. The resulting Framework provides a common language and helps define the skills, knowledge and abilities that are necessary for the development of digital curation training; for benchmarking existing programmes; and for promoting the continuing production, improvement and refinement of digital curation training programmes.

This paper describes the salient points of this work, including how the project team conducted the research necessary to develop the Framework, the structure of the Framework, the processes used to validate the Framework, and three ‘lenses’ onto the Framework. The paper also provides suggestions as to how the Framework might be used, including a description of potential audiences and purposes.


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The International Journal of Digital Curation. ISSN: 1746-8256
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