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.

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.

DCC/DPE/DRIVER/Nestor Joint Workshop: Practices and Challenges in Preservation and Access for Scientific and Scholarly Digital Repositories

Germany, 27 - 28 November 2007
In conjunction with Digital Preservation Europe (DPE), Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER), and Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources (nestor), we delivered a joint workshop on the long-term curation of scientific and scholarly digital repository content. This event was organised as a follow-up to our DCC Workshop on Long-term Curation Within Digital Repositories on 6 July 2005.

LOCKSS Discussion Workshop

University of London, 26 November 2007
As the LOCKSS Pilot Programme draws to an end, participants gathered together at this workshop to discuss their experiences, lessons learnt, and ways in which the UK community can move forward. See the full programme [PDF, 42KB]

Joint DCC and SCRIPTed Workshop on the Legal Environment of Digital Curation

University of Glasgow, 23 November 2007
This one-day workshop provided a useful overview of legal considerations for non-legal professionals who work with data. The day comprised talks by experts in the areas of intellectual property rights and licensing; data protection, freedom of information and privacy; and data as evidence.

e-Science Collaborative Workshop

London, 16 October 2007
This is the fourth in a series of workshops held jointly by the DCC and a regional e-Science centre (the Imperial College Internet Centre in this case) for the exchange of practitioner experience and sharing advice on data curation.

Legal Environment of Digital Curation

TBC, 28 September 2007
This one-day workshop provided a useful overview of legal considerations for non-legal professionals who work with data. The day comprised talks by experts in the following areas: Intellectual property rights and licensing Data protection, freedom of information and privacy Data as evidence These talks were followed by group discussion on each of these areas in the afternoon.

SoA Pre-Conference Tutorial: Building Trust in Digital Repositories Using the DRAMBORA Toolkit

Belfast, 27 August 2007
This practical tutorial provided a contextual overview of the need for an evidence based evaluation of digital repositories and offered an overview of the DCC pilot audits to date.

RSP Summer School

Totnes, 27 - 29 June 2007
This unique three day residential course delivered a comprehensive overview of the practical challenges and solutions to effective repository implementation. Attendees had the opportunity to engage in scholarly debates on current repository theory and gain hands-on experience with repository software and tools. A range of interactive seminars, practical workshops, lectures and panel sessions were delivered by a range of expert practitioners drawing from projects such as DAEDALUS, TARDIS, SHERPA, Repository Bridge and the RSP.