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 We will notify the successful bidder for IDCC18 of our decision by Friday 5th May. 

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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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IDCC16 Birds of a Feather sessions - what, why, how

We're running BoFs - Birds of a Feather sessions - again at this year's International Digital Curation Conference after trying them for the first time in London for IDCC15. We learned some lessons from doing that, and as a result we've changed the process. The main thing we learned, however, was that not enough people understood what these sessions were for and how to take part in them. This news item explains that, and the new process. It's also your opportunity to propose BoF sessions and start generating interest in your proposals.

This post was updated on Thursday February 18th with corrected information.


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DMP workshop at IDCC

We’re pleased to announce that the DCC is running a workshop at IDCC in collaboration with the California Digital Library and the DART project on supporting and reviewing Data Management Plans.


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IDCC16 - Programme announced

The Programme for IDCC16 is now available with details of keynotes, panel, plenary speakers, papers, posters and demos.

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IDCC16 - Save the Date

We are delighted to announce that the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16) will be held from Monday 22 February to Thursday 25 February 2016 at the Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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IDCC15 What do we need? - Gathering RDM infrastructure requirements.

An IDCC event report on the Birds of a Feather session: Collecting research data management requirements, how can we collate experiences?

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IDCC13: on reflection

IDCC13, the 8th International Digital Curation Conference, took place in Amsterdam last week. Kevin Ashley picks out some personal high points and provides pointers to all the extra material available for those who weren't there and those who were.

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IDCC13: Cloud Services

Immediately before lunch on Wednesday Paul Walk of UKOLN chaired a session titled Cloud Services, in which Dirk von Suchodoletz of the University of Freiburg and David S. H. Rosenthal of the LOCKSS Program presented their papers. Von Suchodoletz’s paper, co-authored with Klaus Rechert and Isgandar Valizada, also of the University of Freiburg, was titled “Towards Emulation-as-a-Service - Cloud Services for Versatile Digital Object Access”. “Distributed Digital Preservation in the Cloud” was written by Rosenthal with Daniel L. Vargas, also of the LOCKSS Program.

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