IIPC Training Survey

Recognizing the global need for practical training in web archiving, the IIPC chartered a new working group dedicated to training on October 31, 2017. While vital to preserving our common cultural heritage, web archiving remains a niche area, requiring specialized skills and knowledge to practice effectively.

The goal of this working group is to produce a quality curriculum — that can be delivered online or in person — to train the current and next generation of web archiving practitioners. By giving people the hands on learning they need to preserve the Web, we will empower IIPC members and the field at large to capture more and better archives, and help elevate web archiving worldwide.

One of the first actions for our Training Working Group is to survey the web archiving world to assess the current level of training needs. How do web archivists currently get training, and how good is it? What gaps are there, and where should we prioritize our efforts?

We invite every web archiving stakeholder to reply to the survey; it will be available from now through the end of January 2018.

The results will help us identify learning modules and needed materials. And if you are interested in helping in this endeavor, including joining the Training Working Group, you can read more about us here: http://netpreserve.org/about-us/working-groups/training-working-group/

Tom Cramer
Stanford University

Chair, IIPC Training Working Group

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