DCC training workshop at iPres 2012

The DCC ran a workshop in collaboration with several other digital curation stakeholders today. Pushing the Boundaries - excellence in digital curation education and training through collaboration covered a number of themes, including curriculum development, assessing course content, and developing frameworks to map skills and evaluate training.

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Librarians, data management and listening dogs

DCC staff were at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress last week. The conference was vast, welcoming over 4,200 librarians to Helsinki and addressing all manner of library concerns. The programme included a number of sessions relevant to data management on the days we attended. Highlights are provided below.

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New Educopia publication: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation is a new publication from Educopia, which establishes a set of starting points for building a greater alignment across digital preservation, and highlights the need for strategic international collaborations.

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Promoting information literacy for HE researchers

Stéphane Goldstein, Research Information Network (RIN), has authored an article for LIBER Quarterly that summarizes the collaborative approaches fostered by the RIN Working Group on Information Handling and the DaMSSI project. 
The DCC is a member of the working group and led the work of the DaMSSI project.


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Set the training day agenda for #dcc_lboro

We're planning the DCC East Midlands roadshow and want your views to set the programme for the training day. Vote for the topics you want to see covered.

The event will take place in Loughborough in early February 2012. Further details will be on the event page once the dates have been finalised.

Front page image Creative Commons licenced BY-NC-ND by Alex Drennan

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Project MANTRA new release

The JISC-funded Research Data MANTRA project has produced a course for postgraduate students and early career researchers who work with data and would like to learn more about how to manage it effectively. Course content is geared towards the geosciences, social and political sciences and clinical psychology; however, many of the issues covered apply equally to all research disciplines. The MANTRA course, which consists of an online module and practical exercises in data handling, is now openly available at

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JISC ICE Forum 2011 report

The International Curation Education (‘ICE’) Forum brought together university and professional educators and trainers from diverse areas of digital preservation at University College, London.  Around seventy people were in attendance.  

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Capturing and preserving the creative and performing arts

Read about the CAiRO summer school, which trained PhD students from the creative and performing arts in how to document their work and manage those outputs. 

Image from Adolphe Appia collection, AHDS Perfoming Arts

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Register for the DCC roadshow in Glasgow!

Registration for the DCC roadshow in Glasgow on 22nd-24th June is now open!

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Screencasting - what do you think?

We're trying out new ways to communicate our resources better at the DCC and are keen to know what you think.

Image from lfs.learningcentre CC-BY-SA

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