CFP: Workshop on Digital Preservation Management in Miami, January 8-13, 2012

I’ll be attending the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in early January, so I can’t make this, but it’s a great workshop program and highly recommended both for the content and the discussion with colleagues and peers working with the same concerns.

Call for Applications
We are very pleased that our colleagues at the University of Miami will host the five-day Digital Preservation Management workshop this January, in Coral Gables, Florida. The Application Form will be available on November 8th, 2011 at 1:00pm ET at
Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems
Location: Miami, Florida, USA
Dates: January 8-13, 2012
Tuition: USD $ 950.00 (includes daily lunch and one group dinner)
Who Should Attend?
The intended audience for the workshop series is managers at organizations of all kinds who are or will be responsible for managing digital content over time. The workshop begins on Sunday evening with an opening session, continues Monday -Thursday 9am – 5pm, and concludes on Friday at noon.
Additional information about the workshop structure, content, and instructors is available at:
Nancy McGovern is the lead instructor for the workshop and will be joined by topical instructors.
Application for Registration
Workshop applications are reviewed before a formal acceptance and registration for the workshop may occur – a two-step process. The application system will be available at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 and will remain open until the workshop is full (24 participants). We have already had a very high level of interest in the workshop and encourage early application. Apply online at:
Please Note: Applicants will be notified within five (5) business days if they are accepted to register for the January Miami, FL workshop. Until then, the applicant status will be ‘pending’. Persons accepted to register will be able to do so at the end of November when the registration and tuition payment system will be made available.
About the Workshop
The Digital Preservation Management Workshops, a series presented since 2003, incorporate community standards and exemplars of good practice to provide practical guidance for developing effective digital preservation programs. The workshops were initially developed at Cornell University beginning in 2003 under the direction of Anne Kenney and Nancy McGovern. Since 2006, McGovern has continued curricular development and directing the workshop from ICPSR at the University of Michigan. This has included development of Special Topic advanced workshops and a Train-the-Trainer program. Through 2010, the workshop series was developed with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
If you have questions, please contact us at: digital-preservation @
Nancy Y McGovern
Director, Digital Preservation Management workshops