External Events

ReCon: Research in the 21st Century: Data, Analytics and Impact

19 - 20 June 2015
This conference focusses on changes and developments in research communication in academia and how this affects research careers. Talks will include dealing with vast volumes of data, publishing and the use of metrics. A number of factors are influencing the way we communicate research in 2015 including new technologies, the assessment of research impact and pressures on researchers. 

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.

Open Knowledge - Open Arts Workshop

Catania, 26 - 27 February 2016
Open Knowledge - Open Arts is an informal workshop about open data, open source and cultural heritage. The event will take place at the University of Catania. An Archeological Tour will be offered to the workshop participants on Saturday 27 February.  

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.

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.

Digital Health: Strategy 2018

Edinburgh, 3 December 2015
Digital Health has established a reputation for providing cutting edge insight into the digital health market, accurately predicting its dynamics in recent years, often going against popular opinion.

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-SPARC Conference 2015

Porto, 14 - 16 April 2015
This conference, co-hosted by SPARC and COAR, will address some of the important challenges facing our libraries as we attempt to re-define our roles in an age of constant flux.