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.

2nd International Data curation Education Action (IDEA) Working Group Meeting

Edinburgh, 4 December 2008
Following our 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. The goal of this one-day workshop was to advance the identification of core educational requirements based on the initial work done by Professor Helen Tibbo and her team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

DCC Curation Lifecycle Model Workshop

Edinburgh, 1 December 2008
This workshop aims to introduce professionals charged with planning preservation and curation activities on the use of a lifecycle methodology. Participants will learn how to use, and customise, the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model to help define and develop curation or preservation workflows and activities within their organisation or consortium. The workshop will explain how to use the model to build granular functionality, to define roles and responsibilities, and build an implementable framework of standards and technologies.

DRAMBORA Auditors' Training: Prague 2008

Czech Republic, 13 - 17 October 2008
Based on practical research and developed jointly by the DigitalPreservationEurope and Digital Curation Centre, 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.

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.

DCC Digital Curation 101 Workshop

Edinburgh, 6 - 10 October 2008
The majority of scientific research is carried out through short-term, funded projects.

Data Audit Framework (DAF) and Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA) Online Launch

SW1Y 5AH, 1 October 2008
In collaboration with DigitalPreservationEurope we are pleased to announce the official launch of the Data Audit Framework (DAF) and Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA) Interactive Online tools. See the full progr

JISC Digital Curation and Preservation Projects Forum

London, 30 June 2008
This one-day workshop will be run over two sessions. The morning session will encompass two case studies, based around the broad themes of an institutional and national perspective on managing preservation and the users perspective on preservation-related issues. These will be supported by an introduction to the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model and group discussions on the placement of project outputs in this model.

DCC/Edinburgh e-Science Collaborative Workshop

Edinburgh, 12 June 2008
The aim of this event is to help us learn more about the e-Science perspective on data curation, as well as to give e-Science practitioners an opportunity to influence both the ongoing and future work of the DCC. With an emphasis on data sharing, this workshop - which is by invitation only - will focus on real examples of data curation challenges and solutions from within the e-Science community, and consist of presentations, demonstrations and discussion.

DCC/DPE Forum: Developing an International Framework for Audit and Certification

Germany, 29 November 2007
Evidence-based evaluation has been used successfully for many years to establish trust in traditional repositories such as museums and archives. It is, however, a mistake to assume that the trust earned by a repository that successfully manages and preserves analogue material can be transferred to their digital holdings. Such cavalier assumptions pose a substantial threat to the long-term accessibility and reusability of our collective memory and scholarship. Recent international activity has championed the need for evidence-based evaluation of digital repositories.