The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce that registration is now open through December 2021 for “Novice to Know-How: Digital Preservation Skills for Beginners” and the additional course “Providing Access to Preserved Digital Content”.

Part of The UK National Archives’ digital capacity building strategy, ‘Plugged In, Powered Up,’ the Novice to Know-How learning pathway aims to provide beginners with the skills required to develop and implement simple digital preservation workflows within their organisation.

It starts with a broad introduction to digital preservation issues and describes the measures we can take to address these. It then delves into potential workflows in more detail, examining the issues to consider, steps to take, and simple technological solutions that can deployed. An emphasis is placed on free, easy-to-use solutions, and includes a number of tool demos. Course content is provided as mix of video, text, and quizzes. The course on "Providing Access to Preserved Digital Content" aims to provide learners with an understanding of the broad range of issues to be considered when providing access, as well as the ability to implement simple access provisions.

"Providing Access to Preserved Digital Content" has been part of the main learning pathway for those registering for the April 2021 intake onwards. The course is also available as a stand-alone for those who completed the original learning pathway prior to April, and for those specifically interested in the topic of providing access but do not want to complete the full learning pathway.

Priority places are available for learners from the UK Archives Sector or DPC Members and registration is free for all learners.

To register for the full Novice to Know-How learning pathway or “Providing Access to Preserved Digital Content” please visit the page below.


Sharon McMeekin (She/Her)

Head of Workforce Development

Digital Preservation Coalition

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Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 4508

Twitter: @SharonMcMeekin


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