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

14th International Digital Curation Conference

Melbourne, 4 - 7 February 2019
The 14th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) will be run in partnership with the University of Melbourne. The conference will be hosted at the new Faculty of Arts development at Arts West, which has award winning, state-of-the art facilities.

Digital Preservation Carpentry

4 February 2019
This workshop has two aims: 1. To trial a hands-on technical lesson for digital preservation processes, using the pedagogical teaching style of the Carpentries (carpentries.org; librarycarpentry.org); and 2. To gather feedback from participants to enhance further development of digital preservation lessons within the Carpentries framework. This trial lesson will feature digital preservation concepts tightly coupled with experimentation with open source tools.

From Data Curation to Software Curation: Enhancing Reproducibility and Sustainability of Data and Software

4 February 2019
This workshop will enable understanding of approaches to software curation, including its importance in enabling reproducible research.  While a strong focus on data curation already exists, software curation is an emerging practice of equal importance. The workshop will present case studies to stimulate group discussion on how those engaged in facilitating reproducible research can support or actively engage with this. .

Peer-to-Peer Train-the-Trainer workshop

4 February 2019
During this workshop participants will discuss and evaluate content and methods for the delivery of training programs in research data management. The workshop will be a blend of reports on best-practice and discussion, where all participants will be asked to contribute by exchanging experiences and assembling them into a structured feature map. Organisers:Eliane Blumer, René Schneider, Gerry Ryder, Natasha Simons, Christopher Erdmann, CDL

Defining and Implementing Digital Curation Workflows

4 February 2019
This workshop will focus on the development and implementation of workflows for digital curation. Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), OSSArcFlow is researching and modeling ways to combine tools into digital curation workflows. Among the benefits of this work is the broadening of understanding of curation approaches within organizations, and developing community-wide views of curation processes. The workshop is intended to be a highly inclusive and interactive event.

Moving Ahead with Support for Data Management in an Academic Institution - CANCELLED

4 February 2019
This workshop introduces attendees to different Data Management practices throughout the research data lifecycle and the set of skills needed to accomplish the job. It also exposes them to different assisting data management tools to facilitate their jobs.

Innovative connected research infrastructure for Terrestrial ecoscience researchers and decision makers

4 February 2019
In this workshop participants will learn about the collaborative approach taken in Australia to publish and use well curated FAIR Terrestrial ecoscience and biodiversity data and also get a chance to try some of the tools and platforms.