External Events

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

CRIS2014

Rome, 13 - 15 May 2014
CRIS 2014 is the twelfth edition of the biennial series of conferences on Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) organised since 2002 by euroCRIS, a professional association of CRIS experts and custodian of the Common European Research Information Format CERIF. The purpose of CRIS 2014 is to discuss recent trends in the management, availability, quality and use of research information in the context of e-Science bringing together researchers, managers of research-performing or funding institutions, evaluators, librarians, ICT experts and policy makers. 

Virtual Open Day for new PG Certificate 'Making Use of Digital Research' offered by the University of Edinburgh

28 May 2014
The University of Edinburgh is introducing a new Postgraduate Certificate, 'Making Use of Digital Research' aimed at commissioners, coordinators and users of digital research in business, policy-making and the third sector, including digital marketing and analytical services officers.

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.

Visual Arts Data Skills for Researchers

16 June 2014
This session will explore the nature of 'research data' in the creative arts, its importance, and the basic principles and reasons for data curation and preservation. It will also introduce participants to the creation of a research data management plan and the essential requirements of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Technical Summary and Plan.

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.

PrestoCentre Preservathon

Turin, 25 - 26 June 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.

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.