Digital Records Curation Programme

Date Added:

10 May 2021

What you will find in this resource: 

The Digital Records Curation Programme (DRCP) is a set of teaching materials intended for low resource environments. 

The DRCP materials comprise: 

  • a Guide, which introduces the structure and terminology of the material;
  • a course handbook (syllabus) that includes readings and resources for students; and
  • for each class or workshop, a lesson plan with activities, and a set of presentation slides, which include notes for the instructors. 

Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to the materials.  

The materials cover digital culture and the information society, digital records’ authenticity and reliability, digital and hybrid records management, metadata, file profiling, cloud computing, email management, digital preservation, information security, digital repositories and digital records appraisal, digitization, description and indexing, web and social media archiving and data management. 

The content has been created for low resource environments, without assumptions about access to the internet, equipment, or software. Wherever possible, the DRCP includes different options for teaching about digital preservation under resource constraints. There is also a focus on open access materials in the reading lists.  

The materials are being managed by Juliet Erima. Comments or suggestions about the future development of the materials can be directed to  


  • English
  • French