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Digital Preservation

DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshops

DPOE grows its trainer network by conducting Train-the-Trainer Workshops. DPOE has trained a total of 101 Trainers in the United States and Territories, and 48 Trainers across Australia and New Zealand. A total of six domestic Workshops have been hosted at the Library of Congress, the Indiana State Archives, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the California Preservation Program, and the State Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky, Inc. Two Australian events were sponsored by the National and State Libraries Australasia, and held in Melbourne and Sydney.

How Train-the-Trainer Works
DPOE Trainers are brought into the Trainer Network by attending a Train-the-Trainer Workshop. Over the course of the workshop, attendees are trained in the DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum. At the conclusion of the workshop, the Library of Congress certifies the attendees as DPOE Trainers in recognition of their ability to teach the baseline curriculum to working professionals. All DPOE Trainers agree to teach at least one module of the curriculum within six months of completing training.

How to become a DPOE Trainer
The next Train-the-Trainer event will be in Jackson, Mississippi during September 2016, hosted by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.The best way to keep up to date on upcoming Train-the-Trainer workshops is to join the DPOE List. Aside from program news, the listserv is also a good place to share your experience with and interest in digital preservation.

How to bring Train-the-Trainer to your organization
DPOE events are funded through a unique cost-sharing, collaborative model, which enable organizations to provide high-quality, on-site training to their staff, and other affiliated professionals. DPOE provides in-kind contributions of resources, supplying training materials, coordinating with instructors, providing logistical support through meeting planning and events management, and promoting the event. Some DPOE Workshop co-hosts have written grant proposals to the Institute of Museum and Library Services or a related organization, to defray their costs of hosting the Workshop. DPOE can offer advice and guidance on writing successful grant proposals. If you are interested in hosting a DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop, please email