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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to take part in a survey on the training 
needs of staff in the field of digital preservation and digital curation 
within Europe and internationally which Goettingen State and University 
Library, Germany, is carrying out on behalf of “Digital Curator 
Vocational Education Europe” (DigCurV).

DigCurV is a project funded by the European Commission’s Leonardo da 
Vinci programme and brings together organisations from Europe, Canada 
and the USA. Ireland is linked to the project through the participation 
of Trinity College Dublin.

DigCurV ( aims to address the availability of 
vocational training and education in digital preservation and curation 
by developing a curriculum and an interna-tional 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 insti-tutions. We are currently carrying out research to 
survey and analyse both the existing train-ing opportunities and 
training needs in the sector to inform the development of the curricu-lum.

We are inviting managers, curators and experts in digital preservation 
to take part in this sur-vey 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.

We would be grateful for your response by 7th August.

Yours sincerely,

Claudia Engelhardt and
Stefan Strathmann

If you have any questions about the survey, 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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If you have questions about the project, please contact:

Katie McCadden
Research Assistant
Long Room Hub
Trinity College Dublin

Phone: +353 01 896 4470
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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).

Susan Schreibman, PhD
The Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 353 1 896 3694
Mobile: 353 86 049 1966