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

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.

Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-use workshop

27 - 31 July 2015
The ICPSR Summer Program is offering a five-day workshop on Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use, July 27-31, 2015.  This workshop is for individuals interested or actively engaged in the curation and management of research data for sharing and reuse, particularly data librarians, data archivists, and data producers and stewards with responsibilities for data management.

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.