Workshops

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 at the IS&T Archiving Conference: Building Trust in Digital Repositories Using the DRAMBORA Toolkit

Arlington, 21 May 2007
Part of the IS&T's Archiving Conference [external], and running from 11.00am to 4.00pm, 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.

Joint DCC and DPE Tutorial: Building Trust in Digital Repositories Using the DRAMBORA Toolkit

Hague, 3 May 2007
Running from 11.00am to 4.00pm, 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. The tutorial then moved on to demonstrate how institutions can make use of the DRAMBORA toolkit to design, develop, evaluate, and refine new or existing trusted digital repository systems and workflows. This involved a walk-through of the criteria checklist with practical examples based on the pilot audits.

DCC Tutorial: Building Trust in Digital Repositories Using the DRAMBORA Toolkit

London, 27 April 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.

Joint DCC/PLANETS/CASPAR/DPE Joint Workshop: Developing an International Curation and Preservation Training Roadmap

Nice, 29 - 30 March 2007
The number of projects and institutions providing training on digital preservation has increased dramatically in recent years, resulting in a vast and often overwhelming number of courses for potential attendees to choose from. As UK and EU projects such as DCC, DPE, CASPAR and PLANETS begin to finalise their own overall training plans, it is clear that increased collaboration is needed in order to establish a more co-ordinated approach.

First International Workshop on Database Preservation

University of Edinburgh, 23 March 2007
This workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners who addressed archival issues associated with databases. All participants' presentations were hosted by the workshop site and a short report with the final conclusions of the workshop discussions will be published. PresDB was organised by a small executive committee. The one-day program comprised oral presentations and brainstorming sessions. Attendance was mainly by invitation from the executive committee.