Workshops for digital curators

Effective digital curation allows the sharing of curated data among researchers and relies upon the UK research community as a whole developing data curation and preservation skills. 

To stimulate knowledge sharing throughout the higher education sector, the DCC co-ordinates a range of advocacy services nationwide – among them, our hugely popular workshops series. 

Further your knowledge of data curation

DCC workshops may combine case studies, presentations and/or interactive breakout sessions to explore some of the more complex issues affecting digital curators today. 

Places at our workshops fill up fast, and it’s a case of first come, first served. Bookmark this page or subscribe to our RSS feed or mailing list to stay informed about forthcoming workshops – and be sure to sign up for a space quickly to avoid disappointment.

Joint DCC/LUCAS Workshop

Liverpool, 30 November - 1 December 2006
Joint DCC/LUCAS Workshop 30 November – 1 December 2006 Foresight Centre, Liverpool In conjunction with Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) we delivered a two-day workshop that explored pre- and post-ingest activity for digital archival collections.

Maintaining Long-Term Access to Geospatial Data

Edinburgh, 27 October 2006
In this one-day workshop, targeted at those already familiar with geospatial data use and management, participants shared information about the following areas: citing geospatial databases; geospatial data formats and metadata; and geospatial repositories and storage.

Joint DCC/DPC Workshop: OAIS Five Year Review

Edinburgh, 13 October 2006
DCC and DPC Joint Workshop: OAIS Five Year Review 13 October 2006 Wolfson Suite, Edinburgh University Library This workshop prepared a joint comment, on behalf of members of the DCC Associates Network and members of the DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition), for submission to the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) Reference Model Five Year Review.

LOCKSS Training Workshop

Glasgow, 2 October 2006
The LOCKSS Technical Support Service held a one day training workshop for the LOCKSS Pilot Programme at HATII, University of Glasgow. This workshop covered interactions with the LOCKSS system, examined available content and the circumstances under which this content can be cached and used, and provided an overview of the programme plan for the remainder of the project.

Digital Curation and Preservation - What's it all about?

University of Edinburgh, 2 October 2006
This seminar gave an overview of current and emerging approaches to the preservation of digital information and records. It looked at the current issues around the University of Edinburgh's corporate transactional databases and information resources such as e-mail and web content and explored some of the possible solutions and related practices. A key aim of the seminar was to encourage audience participation and exchange of ideas.

Data Curation Mini-Workshop at UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM2006)

Nottingham, 18 - 21 September 2006
In a joint initiative with the JISC-funded eBank UK and SPECTRa projects, we delivered a workshop that: described the current "state-of-play" in digital curation best practice; used Chemistry as a discipline to illustrate a pro-active approach to data curation, where access, discovery, use, re-use and preservation of the data is fundamental to the advancement of the science; drew on the experience of other disciplines to illustrate user requirements, issues and barriers to implementation of curation methodologies; and identified priority areas for further work to promote data curation among

Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: PREMIS Tutorial

University of Glasgow, 17 - 18 July 2006
We delivered a two-day tutorial to introduce the PREMIS preservation metadata data dictionary.

Joint DCC/DPC Workshop: Policies for Long-Term Curation and Preservation

University of Oxford, 3 - 4 July 2006
In conjunction with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), we held a two-day workshop that explored the range of policies required to manage, preserve, and reuse the information held within digital repositories over time. This event was organized in cooperation with the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).

DCC Associates Network Meeting

Edinburgh, 17 May 2006
This event offered everyone the chance to find out more about the work we do, view demos and discuss issues surrounding the curation of data; plus, a fabulous opportunity to visit the DCC Head Office and meet with other Associates and chat to DCC staff from all areas of the organisation.

E-mail Curation: Practical Approaches for Long-term Preservation and Access

Newcastle, 24 - 25 April 2006
The increasing use of e-mail has drastically changed the way that many organisations work. To provide evidential value and to ensure legal compliance, it is essential that traditional record-keeping practices are applied to the management and preservation of e-mails. This often requires a cultural change in organisational practices, which can be exceedingly difficult to implement. In addition, there are a range of technical issues that can impact the long-term viability and re-usability of e-mails.