External Events

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.

"CHANGES" Libraries in the digital age

Zadar, 18 - 22 June 2012
Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the challenging and rapidly transforming nature of libraries and information systems and services. In recognition of today’s continually evolving online and mediated technological environment, “CHANGES” is this year’s theme.

Screening the Future Conference 2012: Play, Pause and Press Forward

Los Angeles, 21 - 23 May 2012
The Conference Screening the Future serves the global community of stakeholders who keep audiovisual content alive.

Preservation of Software Art Symposium

Glasgow , 11 - 12 October 2011
Software art is an active and growing genre of artistic development that has attracted significant interest from both the art world and cultural institutions. Software artworks have been commissioned and displayed in major museums across the globe, therefore emphasising on the need to curate, manage and preserve such material. Preservation of software-based art presents challenges in many fronts, including complex interdependencies between objects; time-based and interactive properties; and diversity in the technologies and practices used for development.

PrestoCentre Training Course 2011

Bry sur Marne Cedex, Paris, 12 - 16 September 2011
PrestoCentre organises as part of its professional Development Training Series a course in "Long-Term Audiovisual Digital Preservation: Strategy, Planning & Tools". Participants in the course include large audiovisual archives, service providers and technology providers.


08028 Barcelona, 4 - 6 July 2011
This annual event brings together professionals in the field of Education and Technology. It is an excellent opportunity to share your experiences and projects with educators and professionals from all parts of the world. The deadline for abstract submission is 31st of March 2011.

VISUALIZAR'11: Understanding infrastructures

Madrid, 14 - 15 June 2011
Medialab-Prado’s Visualizar program is a research and education platform devoted to exploring the culture of Big Data and its impact today in science, society and the arts. Since its first edition in 2007 the program has gathered more than one hundred participants from all over the world who have developed projects explaining stories about phenomena like pollution levels and traffic flows within big cities, the use of social networks in political campaigns or the financing of cultural institutions.

DigCCurr Professional Institute 2011-2012

Chapell Hill, NC, 15 - 20 May 2011
The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2011 and a two-day  follow-up session and a day-long symposium in January 2012. Each day of the  summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on "lab"  components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be  provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening  reception dinner on Sunday, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on  Thursday will also be included.

Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress

15 - 16 April 2011
Free online webcast The Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress brings together research and industry leaders, policy and IT experts, patient advocates, foundations and governments to work on programs and platforms that will create a disruptive transition in data sharing and public engagement. Sage Bionetworks and Fora.tv are offering a free live webcast of the Congress platform sessions allowing anyone to attend the virtual conference on line.