DigCCurr Professional Institute:
Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle

2012 Agenda

Sunday, May 20 - Friday May 25, 2012

2012 agenda may be subject to some revisions and reorganization. This version published April 19, 2012.

Sunday, May 20 – 6:30-9:00 p.m.

6:30-7:00 Registration and social gathering
7:00-8:15 Dinner together
Welcome and institute logistics
Personal introductions: students and instructors
8:15-9:00 Continue with dinner and  reception

Monday, May 21 – 8:00-5:00

8:30-9:00 Welcome again and further institute logistics Helen Tibbo
9:00-9:30 Summary of what we learned from your pre-institute questionnaire responses Alex Poole
9:30-10:00 Overview of digital curation definition, scope and main functions Cal Lee
10:00-10:15 Break  
10:15-10:30 Where you see yourself in the digital curation landscape Everyone
10:30-11:00 Overview of labs for the week - software used, tasks performed, and common scenario (Disco Tech) Cal Lee
11:00-12:00 Digital curation program development Nancy McGovern
12:00-1:15 Lunch  
1:15-1:45 Digital curation stakeholders and digital curation awareness Carolyn Hank
1:45-2:15 Core professional principles for digital curation Seamus Ross
2:15-3:00 Anatomy of a digital repository planning project Carolyn Hank
3:00-3:15 Break  
3:15-4:15 LAB - Assessing file format robustness Cal Lee
4:15-4:45 Lab post mortem (Connections to PLANETS) Everyone
4:45-5:00 Summary of Tuesday's agenda Helen Tibbo, Cal Lee

Tuesday, May 22 – 8:00-5:00

8:00-8:30 Revisiting Monday – Questions and Reflections Everyone
8:30-9:30 Defining the role of policies and submission agreements Carolyn Hank, Nancy McGovern
9:30-10:15 Overview of digital preservation challenges and opportunities Cal Lee
10:15-10:45 Break  
10:45-11:30 Building from mission, goals and audience Helen Tibbo
11:30-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-2:00 Engendering Trust: Processes, Procedures, and Forms of Evidence Helen Tibbo
2:00-3:00 LAB – DRAMBORA in action Timur Uckun
3:00-3:30 Lab Post Mortem Everyone
3:30-4:00 BREAK  
4:00-4:45 Drupal-based TRAC self-assessment tool (developed at ICPSR) Nancy McGovern
4:45-5:00 Summary of Wednesday's agenda Helen Tibbo, Cal Lee
Dinner at Crooks Corner 6pm, http://www.crookscorner.com/

Wednesday, May 23 – 8:00-5:00

8:00-8:15 Revisiting Tuesday : Questions and Reflections Everyone
8:15-9:15 Detaching Bits From their Physical Media: Considerations, Tools and Methods Cal Lee
9:15-10:00 Managing in response to technological change Nancy McGovern
10:00-10:30 Economics of digital curation – costs and resource commitments Lori Richards
10:30-10:45 Break  
10:45-11:15 Who does digital curation - roles and responsibilities Carolyn Hank
11:15-12:15 Enrolling resources - grant development Heather Barnes, Angela Murillo
12:15-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-2:30 LAB - Curation of Unidentified Files Cal Lee
2:30-3:30 Automation of digital acquisition, description and triage tasks Kam Woods
3:30-4:00 Break  
4:00-4:45 Lab post mortem Everyone
4:45-5:00 Summary of Thursday's agenda Helen Tibbo, Cal Lee

Thursday, May 24 – 8:00-5:00

8:00-8:30 Revisiting Wednesday – Questions and Reflections Everyone
8:30-9:15 Characterization of digital objects Cal Lee
9:15-9:30 Break  
9:30-10:00 Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer information environment Cal Lee
10:00-10:20 Strategies for writing policies that can be expressed as rules and rules that can be automatically executed Angela Murillo
10:20-11:00 LAB – Making requirements machine-actionable Angela MurilloCal Lee
11:00-11:30 Lab Post Mortem Everyone
11:30-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-1:45 Access and use considerations Cal Lee
1:45-2:15 Web Archiving Heather Barnes
2:15-2:30 BREAK  
2:30-3:15 How and why to conduct research on digital collection needs Helen Tibbo, Nancy McGovern
3:15-4:00 LAB – Analyzing server logs and developing strategies based on what you find Alex Poole, Helen Tibbo
4:00-4:30 Lab Post Mortem Everyone
4:45-5:00 Summary of Friday's agenda Helen Tibbo, Cal Lee

Friday, May 25 – 8:00-5:00

8:00-8:30 Revisiting Thursday – Questions and Reflections Everyone
8:30-9:30 Ethics of digital curation Alex Poole
9:30-9:45 Summary of software that you're using - based on your responses to pre-institute questionnaire Alex Poole
9:45-10:00 Break  
10:00-10:30 Overview and characterization of existing tools Cal Lee
10:30-11:15 LAB - Evaluating set of software options to support a given digital curation workflow Heather Barnes, Cal Lee
11:15-11:45 Lab post mortem Everyone
11:45-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-2:15 Formulating your six-month action plan – task for each individual, with instructors available to provide guidance Everyone
2:15-3:00 Summary of action plans Everyone
3:00-3:15 Break  
3:15-4:00 Clarifying roles and expectations over next six months Everyone
4:00-5:00 Wrap up and evaluations Everyone

For more information, e-mail Dr. Helen Tibbo at [tibbo (at) email (dot) unc (dot) edu],
Dr. Cal Lee at [callee (at) email (dot) unc (dot) edu], or