External Events

JISC-British Library Data Citation Workshop #5

London, 8 March 2013
The first four workshops in the DataCite series looked in detail at some of the key elements of data citation using DOIs. This fifth workshop will take a more holistic view of citation in the context of the day-to-day work of the repository and consider what practical measures are needed to overcome the barriers - whether financial, technical or cultural - to the adoption of DOIs (or other identifiers) for data

iConference 2013: Scholarship in Action

Fort Worth, 12 - 15 February 2013
Join us for iConference 2013 The iConference is an annual gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference participants advance the boundaries of information studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. These issues will be addressed during our four-day event in Fort Worth, Texas, February 12-15, 2013.

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).

What to cite: versioning and granularity of research data for citation

London, 3 December 2012
The fourth in the series of JISC-British Library DataCite Workshops will take place in the British Library Centre for Conservation (Foyle Suite). About the Workshop Deciding what constitutes a clearly-defined - and therefore citable - digital object is a key challenge in research data management. The challenge is even greater when the data in question is dynamic (in the case of longitudinal data, for example) or structurally complex (such as data comprised of multiple sub-datasets).

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

JISC-British Library DataCite Workshop: Managing and citing sensitive data

London, 29 October 2012
This is the third in the series of JISC-British Library DataCite Workshops, focusing on managing and citing sensitive data. About the Workshop The workshop will look at the challenges of managing sensitive or personal data within the repository context and will hear from speakers who have practical experience of handling data which, for reasons of commercial sensitivity, data protection or research ethics, cannot be made fully publicly accessible.

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.

Data Citation Tutorial at iPres 2012

Toronto, 2 October 2012
Monica Duke delivered a tutorial prepared together with Alex Ball at iPres 2012 in Toronto.

Pushing the Boundaries - Excellence in Digital Curation Education and Training Through Collaboration

Toronto , 1 October 2012
The number of projects, commercial organisations and institutions providing training and education on aspects of data management, digital preservation and digital curation continues to grow.  Prospective students are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of courses and approaches. It is clear that increased collaboration is needed in order to establish a more coordinated approach. This workshop will aim to help potential students to select the courses that will best meet their learning objectives and to identify career progression pathways.

Research Networks: Underpinning Discovery, Supporting Knowledge Transfer

London, 27 September 2012
The UK is ranked as having the second strongest research base in the world behind only the US. The UK's universities and research centres have an exceptional international reputation, but there is room for improvement. Given the spiralling costs associated with research and development, the process needs to become more efficient and deliver better value for money. That may mean working more closely with other institutions, with the private sector, across disciplines and across international borders.