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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.

RDMF12: Linking Data and Repositories (and other systems) - Registration Closed!

Leicester, 18 - 19 November 2014
** Registration for RDMF12 has now closed due to unprecedented demand for places and venue capacity **   Background

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.

PrestoCentre Preservathon

Brussels, 13 - 14 November 2014
PrestoCentre Preservathons are two-day hands-on events developed around main themes and challenges in audiovisual digitisation, preservation and long-term access. During the first day, attendees will work together in small groups. Activities include workshops, roleplaying, demonstrations, presentations, writing and negotiation exercises (e.g. call for tender, SLA). Each Preservathon includes a competitive element.

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:

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.

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.

Second Workshop on "Linking and Contextualizing Publications and Datasets"

12 September 2014
In conjunction with Digital Libraries 2014 (http://www.dl2014.org) ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2014) International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2014).

Introduction to Data Management Planning and DMPonline

Edinburgh, 1 August 2014
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.

Repository Fringe 2014

Edinburgh, 30 - 31 July 2014
** Presentations and photos from this year's event are now online along with a live blog of day 1 and day 2!**