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Dear Colleagues, 

In July we invited the community to take part in a survey on training needs
of staff in the field of digital preservation and digital curation within
Europe and internationally. The survey is carried out by Goettingen State and
University Library, Germany, on behalf of "Digital Curator Vocational
Education Europe" (DigCurV). We would like to thank the many respondents who
have complied with our request so far. 
To give all interested parties the opportunity to participate, we have
extended the deadline until 26th August.

DigCurV is a project funded by the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci
programme and brings together organisations from Europe, Canada and the USA.

DigCurV <>  aims to address the availability
of vocational training and education in digital preservation and curation by
developing a curriculum and an international framework for training, as a
response to the growing demand for staff with the skills and competences
needed for the long-term management of digital collections in cultural
institutions. We are currently carrying out research to survey and analyse
both the existing training opportunities and training needs in the sector to
inform the development of the curriculum. 

We are inviting managers, curators and experts in digital preservation to
take part in this survey of training needs.  Your input will really help
inform the curriculum framework and we greatly appreciate your time in
assisting with this research. 

The survey is online at and
will take you about 15 minutes to complete.

Thank you very much for your assistance!

Yours sincerely,

Claudia Engelhardt and 
Stefan Strathmann

If you have any questions, please contact:
Claudia Engelhardt or Stefan Strathmann
Research and Development Department (RDD)
Goettingen State and University Library 
Georg August Universitaet Goettingen
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The DigCurV training needs survey is anonymous.  Respondents will not be
identified in the results, which will only used for the purpose of the survey
or future research on digital preservation-training related topics; it will
be treated as confidential according to the German Federal Data Protection
Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz/BDSG).

Stefan Strathmann
Research and Development Department (RDD) 
Goettingen State and University Library
Georg-August-Universitšt Goettingen
37073 Goettingen

Phone: +49 551 39 7806
Fax: +49 551 39 3856

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