Digital curation events

The DCC hosts a variety of conferences, workshops, lectures and other events throughout the year to help promote digital curation across the UK research community – and beyond. 

Individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines are brought together at our events by a shared commitment to data curation and preservation. 

You too can enjoy the chance to improve your awareness of current research activity and explore the possibility of collaborating on the development of digital curation tools, resources and best practice.

Because the DCC has an international presence, our events also give you the opportunity to compare notes on digital data curation initiatives with research teams based both at home and abroad.

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Upcoming events

RDA Fifth Plenary Meeting

San Diego, 9 - 11 March 2015
RDA Plenaries are multi-day meetings held twice a year in various locations worldwide to provide the RDA community an opportunity to network and collaborate with peers in various disciplines, and hear from industry experts and world leaders on topics related to research data sharing and exchange.

Jisc Digital Festival

Birmingham, 9 - 10 March 2015
At Jisc Digital Festival 2015 you’ll be able to hear from celebrated digital advocates and  consider those issues at the heart of digital education and research. You’ll also be able to participate in workshops and surgeries, see demonstrations and catch up with workshop contributors and subject  matter experts.

2015 VIVO implementation Fest (i-Fest)

Portland, Oregon, 16 - 18 March 2015
It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned VIVO aficionado or someone who's just begun to learn about VIVO - there will be something of interest for everyone at the event and the i-Fest is a wonderful way to meet other people who are part of VIVO's open-source community. Program Themes

Digital Curation Webinars: we are running 3 webinars on a range of topics this April and May...

13 April - 27 May 2015
The DCC is running a series of free, online training sessions covering a wide range of curation-related topics. These brief sessions will last for one hour and will provide participants with an introduction to some of the current issues, some examples of emerging good practice and an overview of tools and approaches.

COAR-SPARC Conference 2015

Porto, 14 - 16 April 2015
This conference, co-hosted by SPARC and COAR, will address some of the important challenges facing our libraries as we attempt to re-define our roles in an age of constant flux.

RDAP15

Minneapolis, 22 - 24 April 2015
RDAP15 offers attendees the unique chance to interact with and learn from practitioners and researchers working in a variety of fields on research data management, access, and preservation issues. The summit provides a forum for reaching across disciplines and institutions to work on common solutions to issues surrounding research data management. Participants will have multiple opportunities to expand professional networks and acquire practical knowledge and skills that can be applied to their own work and projects.

RDMF13: Preparing Data for Deposit

London, 29 April 2015
The phrase ‘preparing data for deposit’ might conjure images of the final days of a research project, when staff may be more concerned with getting started on their next piece of work (and possibly their next place of work) than tidying up loose ends from the research that is due to conclude.

Introduction to Data Management Planning & DMPonline

Newcastle, 11 May 2015
Funding bodies increasingly require evidence of appropriate provisions for data management and curation in new grant funding applications. This half-day workshop provides an introduction to Data Management Planning and DMPonline, the DCC's web-based tool to help researchers write DMPs. We've recently released a new version of DMPonline which offers a lot of flexibility in terms of how institutions can customise it. You can create your own template(s), provide example/suggested answers and add tailored guidance to help researchers respond to requirements.

Islandora Conference 2015

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 3 - 7 August 2015
The Islandora community has been working since 2006, via email, listservs, irc, and nearly a dozen Islandora Camps. Having grown, matured and tackled major changes in the structure of the project, they are now ready to come together for a full conference to talk about where they have been and where they are going in the first ever Islandora Conference.