Funding supports the development of curriculum modules and a virtual laboratory for graduate-level coursework in preserving and enhancing access to digital humanities resources as well as for use in the Digital Preservation Management Workshop, a continuing education program hosted annually at the University of Michigan by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
The University of Michigan School of Information (SI) seeks funding to develop and implement a virtual laboratory featuring digital access and preservation tools. These tools will be integrated into Masters??? level coursework in two specializations preparing information management and cultural heritage professionals: Preservation of Information (PI) and Archives and Records Management (ARM). These tools will also be assessed and integrated into the Digital Preservation Management Workshops hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Educating a new generation of digital archivists or curators is essential to create, build, and sustain digital humanities collections and to ensure that they are accessible to humanities scholars in a variety of fields. Specifically, this proposal seeks support to: develop and implement curricular modules; develop and implement an IT teaching virtual lab; disseminate tools, specifications, and curricula modules.