|Mary Molinaro, second from right, in Washington, D.C.|
Mary Molinaro, director of the UK Libraries Research Data Center, recently participated in a meeting of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Working Group in Washington, D.C. As a member of the DPOE Working Group, Mary is one of a core group of experts and educators in the field of digital preservation.
Members updated the existing DPOE Curriculum which is used as the basis for the program’s training workshops. The Working Group reviewed and edited all modules, and discussed adding new curriculum in implementation.
Mary explained In a Library of Congress news release that, “as we worked through the various modules it became apparent how flexible this curriculum is for a wide range of institutions. It can be adapted for small, one-person cultural heritage institutions and still be relevant for large archives and libraries. ”
Mary also spoke to the advantages of having a focused, group effort to work through these changes: “Digital preservation has some core principles, but it’s also a discipline subject to rapid technological change. Focusing on the curriculum together as an instructor group allowed us to emphasize those things that have not changed while at the same time enhancing the materials to reflect the current technologies and thinking.”
For more information, read the LOC news release.