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.

JISC MRD Progress Workshop

Manchester, 17 - 18 May 2010
The purpose of the workshop was to consider how best to meet the challenge of managing research data in UK Universities. Participants were informed of progress made under the JISC MRD Programme to examine researchers’ data management requirements and improve planning in a number of academic and institutional contexts. The objective was to discuss the detail of the projects’ discoveries and to consider the more general landscape and initiatives required.

DCC at the JISC Conference

London, 13 April 2010
Funding bodies increasingly require grant-holders to produce data management plans (DMPs). The DCC has created DMPonline, a web-based tool which draws upon an analysis of funders' requirements to enable researchers to create and export customisable DMPs, both at the grant application stage and during the project's lifetime. The tool will be demonstrated by Martin Donnelly and Sarah Jones of the Digital Curation Centre at 13.50 - 14.05 on 13 April in the Demo Pod of Lounge 2 (Promoting Institutional Effectiveness)

The 5th International Digital Curation Conference Pre-Conference Workshops

London, 2 December 2009
A day of pre-conference (5th International Digital Curation Conference) workshops followed by a drinks reception.

Digital Curation and Preservation Outreach and Capacity Building Workshop

Belfast, 14 - 15 September 2009
In co-operation with the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) we delivered this two-day workshop to help establish more effective digital curation and preservation networks of support across the UK and between domains of public sector activity.

Automated Document Genre Classification Workshop: Supporting Digital Curation, Information Retrieval, and Knowledge Extraction

Cambridge, 9 September 2009
In co-operation with the International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR) and Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK, we held a workshop on Automated Document Genre Classification. This workshop was intended as a brainstorming session for building a research agenda for automated genre classification, identification and recognition that will enhance and support work flows within:

Digital Curation 101 Lite

Leeds, 26 May 2009
The majority of scientific research is carried out through short-term, funded projects. Accordingly, principle investigators and researchers must constantly be on the lookout for new funding opportunities to continue their research activity. This, coupled with often limited staffing resources, has meant that data management and curation activities have not generally been given a high priority within research projects.

SCARP Workshop: Building and Curating Online Video Corpora

Univeristy of Edinburgh, 22 April 2009
This was a meeting of researchers and stakeholders in data service provision to discuss curation issues raised in our SCARP case study on the roles and re-usability of video data in social studies of interaction. This event aimed to raise mutual awareness of research communities' practices and needs for archiving, sharing and re-using digital video data; and identify how local and national research data services may contribute to the infrastructure for video data curation.

3rd International Data curation Education Action (IDEA) Working Group Meeting

USA, 1 April 2009
Following our initial DCC workshop on Developing an International Curation and Preservation Training and Education Roadmap held in May 2008 in Washington D.C., a working group has been set up to identify opportunities to progress international data curation training and education development.

DRAMBORA Auditors' Training Course

London, 9 - 11 February 2009
Based on practical research and developed jointly by ourselves and DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), DRAMBORA (Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment) provides a methodology for self-assessment of digital preservation repositories. The toolkit, now available as an interactive online audit tool, has been evaluated and applied across a diverse range of organisations such as national libraries, scientific data centres and archives. Together with DPE, we are running this series of courses to train new DRAMBORA auditors.