External Events

It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned VIVO aficionado or someone who's just begun to learn about VIVO - there will be something of interest for everyone at the event and the i-Fest is a wonderful way to meet other people who are part of VIVO's open-source community.

Program Themes

At Jisc Digital Festival 2015 you’ll be able to hear from celebrated digital advocates and  consider those issues at the heart of digital education and research. You’ll also be able to participate in workshops and surgeries, see demonstrations and catch up with workshop contributors and subject  matter experts.

RDA Plenaries are multi-day meetings held twice a year in various locations worldwide to provide the RDA community an opportunity to network and collaborate with peers in various disciplines, and hear from industry experts and world leaders on topics related to research data sharing and exchange.

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PrestoCentre Preservathons are two-day hands-on events developed around main themes and challenges in audiovisual digitisation, preservation and long-term access. During the first day, attendees will work together in small groups. Activities include workshops, roleplaying, demonstrations, presentations, writing and negotiation exercises (e.g. call for tender, SLA). Each Preservathon includes a competitive element.

The 2nd Data Management Workshop will be held from 28 to 29 November 2014 at the University of Cologne. The focus of this workshop is on (interdisciplinary) research data management.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together managers and developers of project databases, repositories or data archives, data scientists, information scientist, librarians, and funding agencies. The workshop program offers invited talks and extended poster sessions. Workshop participants are welcome to present poster contributions.

The Urban Big Data Centre within the University of Glasgow's School of Social and Political Sciences is holding an inaugural workshop in conjunction with its official launch on 30th September, featuring three presentations from internationally recognised leaders in the field of big data and urban informatics.

Funded by the European Commission, ‘Investing in Opportunity’ is a free conference but places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Register now.

In conjunction with Digital Libraries 2014 (http://www.dl2014.org) ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2014) International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2014).

Co-located with the 2014 IEEE Big Data conference, a one-day hands-on workshop on leveraging High Performance Computing (HPC) resources for Big Data management will be held between October 27 to October 30, 2014 in Washington D.C.

The target audience includes, but is not limited to, archivists, librarians, data curators, researchers, educators and students.

No prior HPC experience is required. During this hands-on workshop, the participants will:

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