DCC News

IDCC17 - Associates rate extended to Friday 3 February

We are now only 3 weeks away from the start of the 12th International Digital Curation Conference in Edinburgh.

The availability of the current Associates registration fee of £380 has been extended until Friday 3 February, after that the registration fee for the conference will be £490 for all delegates.

The conference fee covers attendance at the conference on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 February and related events including the Pre-Conference Drinks Reception on the evening of Monday 20 February in the Playfair Library and the Conference Dinner on Tuesday 21 February in the Caves. For further information about these events and making the most of your time in Edinburgh check our Social Events page.

The workshops will run on Monday 20 and Thursday 23 February. Many of the workshops are already fully booked, but there are still a few places remaining, so if you haven't registered yet we urge you to do so as soon as possible. Full details can be found on the Workshops page.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh very soon.

 

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IDCC17 - Speakers announced

We are pleased to announce a range of exciting speakers for IDCC17 from the welcome at the Pre-Conferece Drinks Reception through to the close of the conference on Wednesday 22 February.

 

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IDCC17 Birds of a Feather sessions - what, why, how

We're running BoFs - Birds of a Feather sessions - for the third time this year at IDCC. This news item explains what they are for, how to propose a BoF session and how the sessions will be selected.

 

 

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Workshops on Supporting RDM and Open Data

If you’re supporting researchers to manage and share their data, there are a few useful workshops coming up in early 2017 that may be of interest.

Image credit: Advodan workshop CC-BY by Innovation Lab

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DMP themes: And then there were 14...

We issued a call for input on the DMP themes in late September and received feedback from across the UK, Europe and the USA. Many thanks to all who responded. It’s really helped to confirm our thinking. This post shares the new themes and other DMP updates.

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IDCC17 - Workshop Registration is now open

We are pleased to announce that our exciting IDCC17 workshop programme is now open for registration.

Workshops will be held on Monday 20 February and Thursday 23 February 2017.

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The DCC and its services

The DCC has undergone continuous change since it was established as a consortium in 2004 jointly funded by JISC and the UK E-Science programme. Periodically it’s important for us to clarify what these changes are and what implications they do – or don’t – have for the services you expect from us. The full article sums up these changes from the past year.

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The DCC is on the move (again)

The DCC is moving offices so we may be slow to respond to email or other queries for a day or two.

 

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RDA in the UK: what role do you see?

This week saw the first RDA UK workshop hosted by Jisc in Birmingham. The Research Data Alliance is a community-driven organisation aiming to build the social and technical infrastructure to enable open sharing of data. Members come together through self-formed Interest and Working Groups to discuss shared issues and develop recommendations and outputs to address these. In addition to individual members, the RDA has over 44 organisational members, like the DCC, STFC, LIBER and Wiley, who are seen as critical to supporting the adoption of outputs. The DCC ran a workshop at IDCC13 to spread the word about the RDA and to encourage comment on the initial proposals for working groups. Our blog post from that event explains more about the function of the groups and how they are established. Experience has led to some aspects of the process being adjusted.

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Finding our Roadmap rhythm

In keeping with our monthly updates about the merged Roadmap platform, here's the short and the long of what we've been up to lately courtesy of Stephanie Simms of the DMPTool:

Short update

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