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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.

First Hands-On Workshop on Leveraging High Performance Computing Resources for Managing Large Datasets

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.

Jisc Monitor Use-Case Development Workshop

London , 19 September 2014
Jisc Monitor is a one-year project, which started in May 2014, to explore how a Jisc managed shared service might support institutions in meeting HEFCE Open Access policy. The project is currently scoping proof of concept prototypes to respond to specific use cases, and these will be used to assess the feasibility of, and priorities for, developing a service. Our second areas of focus will be on the challenges of monitoring total spend for Open Access and Standards Development to enable efficient data exchange.

Jisc Monitor Use-Case Development Workshop

London , 19 September 2014
Jisc Monitor is a one-year project, which started in May 2014, to explore how a Jisc managed shared service might support institutions in meeting HEFCE Open Access policy. The project is currently scoping proof of concept prototypes to respond to specific use cases, and these will be used to assess the feasibility of, and priorities for, developing a service. Our second areas of focus will be on the challenges of monitoring total spend for Open Access and Standards Development to enable efficient data exchange.

Jisc Monitor Use-Case Development Workshop

London , 19 September 2014
Jisc Monitor is a one-year project, which started in May 2014, to explore how a Jisc managed shared service might support institutions in meeting HEFCE Open Access policy. The project is currently scoping proof of concept prototypes to respond to specific use cases, and these will be used to assess the feasibility of, and priorities for, developing a service. Our second areas of focus will be on the challenges of monitoring total spend for Open Access and Standards Development to enable efficient data exchange.

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
Repository Fringe provides an annual forum for repository administrators, developers/coders, and information professionals to interact and explore the application of innovative technologies including cultural developments (such as research data management principles and open data, social media, altmetrics) to their ongoing repository work in a relaxed and informal environment.

Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-use

28 July - 1 August 2014
The ICPSR Summer Program is offering a week-long course this year focused on Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-use. Taught by Louise Corti (UK Data Archive), Jared Lyle (ICPSR), and Veerle Van den Eynden (UK Data Archive), the workshop will explore and apply the concepts and benefits of life cycle principles for data curation, from selecting and preparing data for archiving to optimizing and promoting data for reuse.