Who will host IDCC18? It could be you!

 
The DCC is now inviting applications for bids to host its international digital curation conference (IDCC) in 2018 and beyond. 
 
If you have a strong interest in digital curation and research data management and want to bring this exciting event to your local community, please submit a bid!
 
The deadline for applications to host IDCC18 in Europe or North America is Monday 24th of April 2017 at 18:00 UTC. For those who want to express interest in hosting IDCC in future years, we ask that you follow the same process (as far as possible) and submit proposals by 22nd of May 2017. All proposals should be submitted to info@dcc.ac.uk We will notify the successful bidder for IDCC18 of our decision by Friday 5th May. 
 

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EUDAT summer school

From 3-7 July 2017, EUDAT is organising a Summer School to introduce early-career researchers to the principles and tools needed for careers in data science and data management. The week-long training course will be set in the stunning landscapes of Heraklion, Crete, and kindly hosted by FORTH. The course is applicable to those working with big data, as well as researchers from less data-intensive communities. In collaboration with other pan European e-Infrastructures, this intense training course will provide attendees with a better understanding of the European e-Infrastructure landscape, the different tools and services offered by them, and how they can be used to improve the quality of your research outputs.

The deadline for applications is Monday April 17th 2017, midnight CET. Further details about how to apply are available on the EUDAT website

Image: Little Red Fishing Boat CC-BY-NC by Over Doz

 

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SPARC Europe and Open Data resources

The DCC is delighted to announce the first two outputs from our collaboration with SPARC Europe. We began working together in Autumn 2016, with SPARC Europe commissioning a number of publications and resources to support its members with the open data movement. 
 

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Software preservation and sustainability

Jez Cope reports on Birds of a Feather session on Software Preservation held at the International Digital Curation Conference 2017. With perspectives from Jenny Mitcham, Digital Archivist at the University of York and Iain Elmsley, Research Software Engineer at the University of Oxford.

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How can we motivate researchers to learn about Open Data and start implementing Open Data Policies

Michael Heeremans reports from the Birds of a Feather session on Open Data, held at the International Digital Curation Conference 2017.

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Data-Driven Museums

What would a 250-year old museum look like if it were data driven?  What are the benefits that can be delivered to museum visitors – and to staff – if we use institutional and operational data in innovative ways?  And how best do we start data conversations with staff members who are handling data in their daily work but don’t identify themselves as data practitioners?

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"Towards Automating the Data Analytics Process" - Keynote lecture by Professor Chris Williams

Our keynote speaker in Wolfson Hall at 9.30am on Wed 22 February will be Professor Chris Williams, Professor of Machine Learning at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

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