July 9, 2013 The Library's Digital Preservation Training Program To Be Offered to Information Professionals in Illinois

Press Contact: Gayle Osterberg (202) 707-0020

The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education network in the Library of Congress (DPOE) and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) are jointly sponsoring a “Train-the-Trainer” event in Champaign, Ill., July 9-12.

Trainees will focus on digital content; they will learn how to identify, select, store, protect, manage and provide access to it. They will take an inventory of their digital content and identify their digital preservation needs. After completing a 3 1/2 day, in-person workshop, each attendee will officially become a DPOE trainer with the goal of training others throughout Illinois.

Launched in 2010, DPOE seeks to foster national outreach and education about digital preservation by building a network of instructors and partners across the country. This network provides training for those wishing to preserve their digital content. The DPOE training network has grown to 45 regional trainers across the nation. The Train-the-Trainer program aims to increase that number by providing instructors with research, course promotion, logistical assistance and training materials.

Established in 2005, CARLI is one of the premier library consortia in the United States, with 145 member libraries from the state of Illinois.

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs, publications and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov.


PR 13-130
ISSN 0731-3527