External Events

In November 2015, the School of Information and Library Science and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will co-present the 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation. This premier event brings together key theorists, researchers and practitioners to explore the latest trends, innovations, policies and practices in digital preservation. iPRES2015 draws participants from around the world and from leading institutions, projects and initiatives currently working in this domain.

The Effectively Utilising Higher Education Data forum will present delegates with the opportunity to gain practical insights into how to effectively use and analyse data to drive forward improvements and develop an integrated approach to information sharing. Delegates will hear best practice case studies from Higher Education institutions that are successfully implementing information strategies and data collection practices
 
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The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) approaches its 20th anniversary. Elpub 2015 is the 19th edition of the conference and it will continue the tradition, bringing together academics, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses.

Confirmed to speak

  • Dr Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE
  • Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Head of Data and HSS Publishing, Open Research, Nature Publishing Group/Palgrave Macmillan
  • Kitty Inglis, Librarian, University of Sussex & Chair, Academic Content and Communications Strategy Group, SCONUL
  • Christopher Gutteridge, System, Information and Web Programmer, IT Innovation Team, University of Southampton

RDA Plenaries are held every six months in different places around the world. They are exciting and productive events that bring together a unique community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists. Plenary meetings are special working events that really help move the community forward in creating tangible deliverables that improve data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries.

This conference focusses on changes and developments in research communication in academia and how this affects research careers. Talks will include dealing with vast volumes of data, publishing and the use of metrics.

A number of factors are influencing the way we communicate research in 2015 including new technologies, the assessment of research impact and pressures on researchers. 

ReCon will include speakers from government agencies, academics, publishers, people working in outreach and founders of startups working in the research space.

The ICPSR Summer Program is offering a five-day workshop on Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use, July 27-31, 2015.  This workshop is for individuals interested or actively engaged in the curation and management of research data for sharing and reuse, particularly data librarians, data archivists, and data producers and stewards with responsibilities for data management.

The Islandora community has been working since 2006, via email, listservs, irc, and nearly a dozen Islandora Camps. Having grown, matured and tackled major changes in the structure of the project, they are now ready to come together for a full conference to talk about where they have been and where they are going in the first ever Islandora Conference.

RDAP15 offers attendees the unique chance to interact with and learn from practitioners and researchers working in a variety of fields on research data management, access, and preservation issues. The summit provides a forum for reaching across disciplines and institutions to work on common solutions to issues surrounding research data management. Participants will have multiple opportunities to expand professional networks and acquire practical knowledge and skills that can be applied to their own work and projects.

This conference, co-hosted by SPARC and COAR, will address some of the important challenges facing our libraries as we attempt to re-define our roles in an age of constant flux.

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