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The BitCuratorEdu team invites all people who consider themselves digital curation instructors – from full faculty at ALA-accredited LIS programs, to continuing education providers and volunteer peer trainers – to participate in a study on educational providers.

Academic provider survey

For digital curation instructors in formal ALA-accredited LIS programs

Continuing education provider survey

For digital curation instructors in any other environment

About the survey

The BitCuratorEdu project seeks to help education providers build the curriculum they need to prepare our profession’s workforce for the digital backlogs that await them in a variety of institutional contexts. The administered surveys will gather data to support project research questions and deliverables, which include a white paper and set of open, reusable learning elements or modules. Please share this survey to anyone you know who teaches digital curation topics in any educational setting. The survey should take approximately 15 minute to complete.

If you are teaching in a formal ALA-accredited LIS program, please fill out the academic provider survey:

If you are teaching in any other environment, including continuing education environments, please fill out the continuing education provider survey:

The BitCuratorEdu project is a three-year effort funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study and advance the adoption of digital forensics tools and methods in libraries and archives through professional education efforts. This project is a partnership between the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Educopia Institute, along with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA), the BitCurator Consortium, several organizations that provide or facilitate professional continuing education, and several Masters-level programs in library and information science. BitCurator is an open source, free community-built software environment widely used across libraries and archives to prepare digital material for long-term access and preservation.

Thank you in advance for participating in our research or sending it along to a colleague who will. If you have questions about this study or the BitCuratorEdu project, please contact the Principal Investigators or the Project Manager at the contact information below:

Dr. Christopher “Cal” Lee | Principal Investigator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill |
Jess Farrell | Co-Principal Investigator, Educopia Institute |
Katherine Skinner | Co-Principal Investigator, Educopia Institute |
Hannah Wang | Project Manager, Educopia Institute |

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