Two items that might be of interest to this community:
* Future of Museums HASTAC forum
HASTAC is now holding a "scholars forum" on the future of museums at
I'm just crashing the party, but invited participants include Anne Balsamo (USC), Steven Lubar (Brown), Miriam Posner (UCLA), Phyllis Hecht (John Hopkins), and Colleen Brogan (MoMA). Come join the firefight!
* U-Me Digital Curation grad program
This September the University of Maine is launching a graduate program in Digital Curation, beginning with a two-year certificate taught entirely online, for folks working in museums, archives, artist studios, government offices, and anywhere that people need to manage digital files.
The program walks students through the phases of managing digitized or born-digital artifacts, including acquisition, representation, access, and preservation. There's a nifty Virtual Collection of artifacts and software for students to mess with. And we'll be using Beryl and Sarah's book as a reference :)
Although the certificate is meant to be completed in two years, you can spread the 6 courses over a longer period. To make things easier for students currently working in collecting institutions, we have designed the final course as an internship that may take place in the student's own workplace.
Our first course, DIG 500 (Introduction to Digital Curation), starts in September. The application process is really easy--basically an online form and a letter of application. Please email me if you would like more info!