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Digital Preservation

DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshops

DPOE grows the National Trainer Network by conducting Train-the-Trainer workshops.  There are currently 48 Trainers active in the 6 regions of the United States and Territories. You can view information about the DPOE Trainers by region in the visualization below.


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How Train-the-Trainer Works
DPOE Trainers are brought into the National 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 6 months of completing training.

How to become a DPOE Trainer
The next Train-the-Trainer event wil be at the University of Fairbanks Digital Preservation Training on August 26th-30th in Fairbanks Alaska sponsored by the Alaska State Library.The best way to keep up to date on upcoming Train-the-Trainer workshops is to join the DPOE listerv. Aside from program news, the network 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 run on funds and grants secured by partnering institutions, we have no event budget. However, we are more than willing to assist you and your organization sponsor a Train-the-Trainer workshop. If you are writing a grant proposal to the Institute of Museum and Library Services or a related organization, we can offer advice and guidance on making your proposal a success. We can do in-kind donations using our staff to help with the logistics, planning and promotion of your event. DPOE will work with you to engage local instructors for your program from our national pool of experienced digital preservation practitioners who can offer quality in-person training. If you are interested in sponsoring a DPOE Train-the-Trainer event, please email