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The Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides digital skills training for public librarians and connects them to other state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content. The Digital Public Library of America worked with state and regional Hubs Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, Montana Memory Project, and Mountain West Digital Library to write and iterate a workshop curriculum based on documented best practices. This six-module curriculum is intended for digitization beginners."
This module covers how to identify content in the public domain, how to identify content under copyright and pursue permissions, orphan works, fair use, understanding risk and rights and access statements.
"The Digital Stewardship Curriculum created by the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University is intended for cultural heritage professionals working in or with Indigenous communities starting digitization and other digital projects. The curriculum is designed to provide useful information and guidance to professionals to meet the needs of Indigenous institutions. Many of the topics are also replicable for small, non-Indigenous institutions. "
The Library of Congress has developed a Digital Preservation Outreach & Education curriculum that consists of the six topics: Identify, Select, Store, Protect and Manage and Provide. The following links are to short video clips featuring Library of Congress staff sharing real life examples of how each topic is applied in their library.
These workshop are, "an open set of six webcasts, plus guidance briefs, slideshows, and handouts for each of six topics: Copyright, Data Organization, File Formats, Metadata, Storage, and Version Control. Each of these webcasts can stand alone, and these are not designed to be taken in a particular order. "
"The ETD+ Virtual Workshop Series, taught by Dr. Katherine Skinner, is a set of free introductory training resources on crucial data curation and digital longevity techniques. Focusing on the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) as a mile-marker in a student’s research trajectory, it provides in-time advice to students and faculty about avoiding common digital loss scenarios for the ETD and all of its affiliated files."
The NEH-funded Chronicles in Preservation project has produced a set of Guidelines that explicitly differentiate between the essential and the optimal in preservation readiness activities and that document the incremental steps that institutions may take to move from the essential to the optimal level of preservation readiness for their digital newspapers.