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Digital Preservation

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Digital Preservation

DPOE Curriculum

The DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum consists of 6 easily understandable topics.

  • Identify . . . the types of digital content you have.
  • Select . . . what portion of your digital content will be preserved.
  • Store . . . your selected content for the long term.
  • Protect . . . your content from everyday threats and emergency contingencies.
  • Manage . . . and implement requirements for long term management.
  • Provide . . . access to digital content over time.

The DPOE curriculum is informed by a national digital preservation training needs assessment survey, a review of existing digital preservation curricula, and DPOE’s core training principles. See the DPOE Background page for more information.

After participating in a DPOE Train-the-Trainer workshop, DPOE Trainers receive a package of ready made presentations, trainer notes, a list of resources for each topic, and a comprehensive guide for how to deliver a training event. Together these materials support delivery of the DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum.