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Digital Preservation

About DPOE

DPOE fosters outreach and education about digital preservation on a global scale, and promotes continuing education and training opportunities that increase individual and organizational capacity to provide long-term, durable access to digital content.

DPOE supports an international network of trainers, who provide training on the fundamentals of digital preservation for current and future professionals.

DPOE actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with organizations, wherever they may be, to advance the practice of digital preservation through a series of hands-on, in-person workshops for working professionals. DPOE has delivered half a dozen workshops to date, partnering with organizations in the United States and Australia, to provide a high-quality, professional development opportunity to their staff and other affiliated professionals.

DPOE is made up of Library of Congress staff, the trainer network, a working group of subject-matter experts, and a community of digital preservation advocates. DPOE has trained over 150 trainers from the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, who in turn have trained thousands of other professionals working to preserve digital content.

The DPOE Trainer Network is made up of working professionals who have attended a DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop. DPOE Trainers provide digital preservation training to other working professionals in their communities using the DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum.

DPOE makes finding digital preservation training easier for you by collecting and sharing information on national and international digital preservation training events. See our calendar for digital preservation training in your area, or submit a digital preservation training event.

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Learn about how to become part of the DPOE Network.

Learn about how DPOE identifies the fundamental skills of professionals working to preserve digital content, and informs digital preservation training curricula and guidance materials.

National Digital Stewardship Residency
The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is a groundbreaking program created by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), that aims to help train the next generation of digital stewards. If you are a recent graduate (within one year) of an accredited Masters program in Library Science, Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology, or Communications consider reading more about the NDSR program.