“Education and Training Across the Digital Curation Spectrum”
Dr. Margaret Hedstrom
In this talk, Dr. Hedstrom will situate digital curation along a spectrum from a highly specialized profession focusing exclusively on selection, “organization,” access and preservation of digital objects to a basic set of skills in identifying, evaluating, keeping and using digital information that every user of digital technologies should possess. The talk will cover the mixture of curation knowledge, domain knowledge, and technology skills that professional curators need, but it will also discuss the significance of broad “digital literacy” for achieving effective, scalable and affordable approaches to digital collections. Finally, she will discuss new modes of teaching and learning this new set of skills. This presentation will be of particular interest to those working in digital curation for cultural heritage institutions and universities, as well as students, faculty and mentors.