External Events

Jisc Digital Fesitval

Birmingham, 11 - 12 March 2014
The Jisc Digital Festival returns after a two year absence to showcase and celebrate the best in UK digital talent. The event brings together both experts and providers from the higher education, further education and skills sectors to share ideas and best practice. The full programme is now available.

Open Data in Government, Innovation and Research

Edinburgh, 21 March 2014
Electronic access to all kinds of data is possible in this 'information age'; including cancer patient DNA sequences, civil servant salaries, traffic accident reports, academic publications, or the contents of your inbox. Indeed, data sharing has the potential to touch every aspect of our lives, simultaneously raising concerns and offering huge benefits.

Research Data Alliance Third Plenary Meeting

Dublin 3, 26 - 28 March 2014
In partnership with Ireland, Australia hosts the Third Plenary which will focus on the theme, ‘The data sharing community: playing your part’ which looks to exploit the Research Data Alliance’s work to date to its fullest potential.

Taming the news beast - Finding context and value in text and data

London, 1 April 2014
As content volumes and sources have exploded, for news producers and consumers alike it has become harder to extract context and value. The rise of digital publishing has eroded print revenues, and companies have to be innovative in packaging their offerings for a competitive marketplace. Consumers too are faced with an unprecedented information overload and need ways to ensure they see only the services they truly value. Organised by ISKO member, Helen Lippell, the meeting will explore how knowledge organisers should address the challenges.

7th International Biocuration Conference

Toronto, 6 - 9 April 2014
Hosted by the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, the Seventh International Biocuration Conderence provides a forum for curators and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaboration and foster a sense of community in this active and growing area of research.    

COAR Annual Meeting & joint OpenAIRE conference 2014

Athens, 21 - 23 May 2014
A joint conference between OpenAIRE and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), along with the 5th COAR Annual Meeting will take place in Athens this spring over three days at the Athens Acropolis Museum.

Open Repositories 2014

Helsinki, 9 - 13 June 2014
The 9th International Conference on Open Repositories will be hosted by the University of Helsinki‘s twin libraries, Helsinki University Library and the National Library of Finland. The theme of this year's conference is 'Towards Repository Ecosystems' and the call for contributions to the programme is now open. Key Dates

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.

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.

Citizen Cyberscience Summit

London, 20 - 22 February 2014
The 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit will be taking place this February at the Royal Geographical Society and University College London. The biennial event offers scientists, practitioners, enthusiasts, policy makers and citizen scientists an opportunity to interact and to delvelop prototypes for new projects over three days. The call for papers, panels, workshops and demonstrations closes on 31 December 2013.