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

Urban Big Data Centre inaugral workshop

Glasgow, 30 September 2014
The Urban Big Data Centre within the University of Glasgow's School of Social and Political Sciences is holding an inaugural workshop in conjunction with its official launch on 30th September, featuring three presentations from internationally recognised leaders in the field of big data and urban informatics.

11th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2014)

Melbourne, 6 - 10 October 2014
iPRES 2014, the major international conference on digital preservation, will be held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. The Coordinating Committee invites contributions of papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials and workshops along two primary axes - Research and Innovative practice, with papers invited for both strands. For more information about submissions and key dates, visit the iPRES 2014 website.

Leveraging High Performance Computing Resources for Managing Large Datasets workshop

Bethesda, 27 October 2014
Co-located with the 2014 IEEE Big Data conference, a one-day hands-on workshop on leveraging High Performance Computing (HPC) resources for Big Data management will be held between October 27 to October 30, 2014 in Washington D.C. The target audience includes, but is not limited to, archivists, librarians, data curators, researchers, educators and students. No prior HPC experience is required. During this hands-on workshop, the participants will:

Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future

London, 17 - 18 November 2014
Funded by the European Commission, ‘Investing in Opportunity’ is a free conference but places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Register now.

RDMF12: Research Data and Repositories (and other systems)

Leicester, 18 - 19 November 2014
Background Seamless flow of content between systems and across institutional boundaries is one of the core – if perhaps utopian – goals of information management. At a basic level, there is within the research community a shared desire and a growing impetus to link publications to the datasets which underpin them, and to sustain these links for the longer-term. But while the publications will generally be held in comparatively stable repositories, data (and metadata) may be created, held in, and accessed via, a variety of different systems.

2nd Data Management Workshop

Cologne, 28 - 29 November 2014
The 2nd Data Management Workshop will be held from 28 to 29 November 2014 at the University of Cologne. The focus of this workshop is on (interdisciplinary) research data management. The aim of the workshop is to bring together managers and developers of project databases, repositories or data archives, data scientists, information scientist, librarians, and funding agencies. The workshop program offers invited talks and extended poster sessions. Workshop participants are welcome to present poster contributions.

10th International Digital Curation Conference

London, 9 - 12 February 2015
For a decade IDCC has bought together leaders and experts in digital curation and the significance of good curation to research and innovation is now well recognised across the globe. At IDCC15 we aim to assess our progress and to help identify and stimulate debate on the critical digital curation questions for the future. The 10th International Digital Curation Conference will be held from Monday 9 February to Thursday 12 February 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London.