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The DCC is running an unconference at IDCC19 in Melbourne for the first time. Learn about the model here and sign up to take part!

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DMPonline: up, up and away

2018 has been action-packed for DMPonline with the launch of the DMPRoadmap codebase, major new releases, the rollout of a new subscription model and switch to multi-tenant deployment of the DCC-hosted service. We have grown from 3 to 23 customers in the last quarter and have been busy visiting our early adopters from Finland and Maastricht in the final days before Christmas to make plans for next year. We welcome a new full-time member of staff to the DMPonline support team in January and are planning a series of training events and user group sessions in Spring. Read full details in the year in review.

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IDCC19 full programme announced

The 14th International Digital Curation Conference is going to Melbourne in February 2019 and we have an exciting programme packed with workshops, papers, posters and demos. Read all about it in the news item and we're sure you'll agree, this is one conference you don’t want to miss out on! Make the case to attend, register and get your flights and hotels booked before they fill up. 

Image: Theatre Sign CC-0 by Designer from CC0

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IDCC19 - Workshop Registration is now open

We are pleased to announce that registration for our packed IDCC19 workshop programme is now open. 

Workshops will be held on Monday 4 February 2019 at the Arts West Building, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne.

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Work together, not alone: doing things the Batswana way

International Data Week in Botswana was unlike any conference I’ve been to before. Here are some personal reflections on how we can learn from the Africans.

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Register to attend IDCC 2019

We are delighted to announce that registration for the 14th International Digital Curation Conference is now open. Book your place by the 7th of January 2019 to take advantage of our early bird rates.

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Roadmap back to school edition

Summer activities and latest (major 2.0.0) release
The DMPRoadmap team is checking in with an overdue update after rotating holidays and work travels over the past few months. We also experienced some core team staff transitions and began juggling some parallel projects. As a result we haven’t been following a regular development schedule, but we have been busy tidying up the codebase and documentation. 
 
This post summarizes the contents of the major release and provides instructions for those with existing installations who will need to make some configuration changes in order to upgrade to the latest and greatest DMPRoadmap code. In addition to infrastructure improvements, we fixed some bugs and completed some feature enhancements. Read on for more details about all the great things packed into the latest release, as well as some general updates about our services and of course machine-actionable DMPs. 

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DCC job fairy

We have a great job opening at the DCC to join the DMPonline team. We're looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to lead on customer liaison and outreach. You'll join a team of developers and support staff who collaborate to deliver the tool for the UK higher education sector, as well as an increasing number of overseas customers.

 

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DMPonline charging for administrative users

In November 2016, I wrote about how changes in our income streams meant that we would be introducing charges for more of our services over the coming years. In August, I wrote to UK university DMPonline admin users to inform them that we would be taking action on this from November 2018. In this news item I set out further detail on how this model will apply to organisational users around the world and also to give some reassurances. In particular, we wish to make clear:

  • DMPonline will remain free at the point of use for researchers to develop, share, publish and maintain data management plans, regardless of whether their institution or funder has a subscription

We have no plans to change this model at any time in the future.

 

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Webinar: DMPonline - new directions

As part of Open Access week, the DCC will be giving a webinar on recent developments in DMPonline. To join please register via GoToMeeting.

In Spring we launched the new DMPRoadmap platform with our colleagues at the California Digital Library. This was a major upgrade to the codebase and incorporated a redesign of the front end and underlying data model. Performance improvements and a number of new features were also added. We have continued to add more features over Summer and Autumn, particularly for administrative users and will demo these. The webinar will also cover the new subscription model and some of the most Frequently Asked Questions emerging about the contract and service delivery.

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