Pre-Conference Workshop 1: “Introducing a Collaborative and Sustainable Training Hub for Supporting LIBER Member Skills Development in Digital Scholarship, Digital Cultural Heritage, and Data Science”
Organised by the Digital Scholarship and Digital Cultural Heritage Collections Working Group
This year, the Digital Scholarship and Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group (DSDCH) aims to deliver a prototype for an open, online, collaboratively curated and sustained resource to make more visible and accessible existing training resources for LIBER members wishing to develop skills to work more confidently with their digital collections and data. In the last few years, online and freely available training materials aimed at upskilling library staff to support, and use in their own right, digital research tools and methods, have proliferated. However, finding these valuable resources out on the wilds of the internet remains a challenge, particularly for those just entering this area. Building on the excellent work the DSDCH WG has previously done in surfacing and collating such resources in blog posts, the WG is keen to create a centralised, and self-sustainable, skills hub for LIBER members to more easily discover, and share, trusted training materials. In this workshop, the DSDCH WG seeks to engage the knowledge and expertise of LIBER Members, particularly those working at the intersection of digital scholarship, digital cultural heritage and data science, with an interest in building this unique resource. The focus of the workshop wil be reviewing a beta version of the prototype based upon the workshop at the LIBER Winter Meeting in Amsterdam in December 2022 and subsequent work by members of the WG. This will mark the culmination of work by the DSDCH WG throughout 2022/2023 to design and build a beta version of this LIBER training resource.