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5th International Digital Curation Conference

Moving to Multi-Scale Science: Managing Complexity and Diversity

02-04 December 2009 |

In partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) we held our 5th International Digital Curation Conference on the theme "Moving to Multi-Scale Science: Managing Complexity and Diversity" at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre London Kensington.

    The Programme Committee was chaired by:

    • Chris Rusbridge, Director, Digital Curation Centre
    • Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
    • Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN


    In a similar vein to last year's conference, this year's event kicked-off with a day of pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 2 December. This was followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Microsoft Research from 7.00-8.30pm in the Visions of Earth hall of the Natural History Museum from where visitors could ride up through the globe to browse the Earth's Treasury.

    The first day of the conference on Thursday 3 December addressed the concept of a data-driven infrastructure for science — looking at the wide range of scale, discipline, skills, sectors, and funding. This part of the programme included invited speakers in plenary sessions together with an interactive afternoon, including a "Community Space" for posters, demonstrations and informal meetings and an opportunity to attend clinics on aspects of curation.

    The second day of the conference was dedicated to practitioner approaches, solutions and models, with peer-reviewed papers in themed parallel sessions.

    Costs and Registration

    The following tables list the costs for attending our pre-conference workshops and our main conference for both DCC Associates Network members and non-members. Membership of our Associates Network is free so why not become a member today and save some money?

    Pre-Conference Workshops

    Disciplinary Dimensions of Digital Curation: New Perspectives on Research Data (1 day)    
    Digital Curation 101 Lite Training (1 day)    
    Citability of Research Data (½ day, morning)    
    Repository Preservation Infrastructure (REPRISE) (½ day, afternoon)    

    Venue and Accommodation

    The conference is being held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre London Kensington which is located in the heart of Kensington — less than a minute's walk from Gloucester Road underground station. See a map showing where the hotel is located. For directions to and from the hotel see the travel details and arrival information page.

    We have arranged a special conference rate on a limited number of rooms at the hotel:

    • £160 per room per night for a single occupancy room
    • £170 per room per night for a double occupancy room

    These can be booked directly by calling +44 (0)20 7373 6030 and quoting the code UKOL 0212. All charges must be settled by individuals on departure.

    Delegates are welcome to stay at the Millennium Gloucester hotel but all special rate rooms have now been taken. Prices for accommodation may now vary depending on time of booking

    For other accommodation in London see Visit London's official accommodation guide [external].


    Sponsors for this event were:

    Sun Microsystems and Microsoft Research