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 ten 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, a network of trainers,, a working group of subject-matter experts, and a community of digital preservation advocates. DPOE has trained over 217 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.
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.
Upcoming Training Events
- Introduction to Digital Preservation: Managing Content Over Time – Session 1, Identify and Select (external link)
- Caring for Digital Materials: Preventing a Digital Dark Age (external link)
- Introduction to Digital Preservation — A Three-Part Webinar Series (external link)
- ICPN Webinar: "Identifying and Selecting Content for Digital Preservation" (external link)
- Read about the recent DPOE Train-the-Trainer homecoming.
- Read about recent DPOE training in the Deep South.
- Read about how the DPOE Program harnessed the spirit of Kentucky librarians.
- Read an article about a presenation recently delivered by a DPOE Trainer from California.
- Read an article about the DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop Down Under by one of the participants.
- Read about how the DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop cultivated a crop of new instructors in California
- Read an interview with former DPOE Workshop trainee Austin Schulz
- Read an interview with Digital POWRR Project Director Danielle Spalenka
- Read about the how the DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop made a splash Down Under!
- Read about recent DPOE Workshops from an Australian point of view
- Read an interview with DPOE Workshop host Jim Corridan
- Read an interview with DPOE instructor Jacob Nadal
- Read an interview with DPOE instructor Sam Meister
- Read an interview with DPOE Network trainers
- Read about More Insight into Digital Preservation Training Needs
- Read about the 2014 DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey Report, and for a quick overview read the executive summary
- 2014 DPOE Training Needs Assessment Survey
- DPOE Working Group Moves Forward on Curriculum
- Muster In! Training Needs Assessment from DPOE