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External Events

The Jisc Digital Festival returns after a two year absence to showcase and celebrate the best in UK digital talent. The event brings together both experts and providers from the higher education, further education and skills sectors to share ideas and best practice. The full programme is now available.

The 9th International Conference on Open Repositories will be hosted by the University of Helsinki‘s twin libraries, Helsinki University Library and the National Library of Finland.

The theme of this year's conference is 'Towards Repository Ecosystems' and the call for contributions to the programme is now open.

Key Dates

A joint conference between OpenAIRE and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), along with the 5th COAR Annual Meeting will take place in Athens this spring over three days at the Athens Acropolis Museum.

The 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit will be taking place this February at the Royal Geographical Society and University College London. The biennial event offers scientists, practitioners, enthusiasts, policy makers and citizen scientists an opportunity to interact and to delvelop prototypes for new projects over three days.

The call for papers, panels, workshops and demonstrations closes on 31 December 2013.

The DPC, the Archives & Records Association and Tessella are inviting students and researchers in archives, records management and librarianship to this day long conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation.

iPRES 2014, the major international conference on digital preservation, will be held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. The Coordinating Committee invites contributions of papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials and workshops along two primary axes - Research and Innovative practice, with papers invited for both strands.

For more information about submissions and key dates, visit the iPRES 2014 website.

The Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP) II Action Assembly will align digital preservation efforts internationally between communities—including national libraries, academic libraries, public libraries, research centers, archives, corporations, and funding agencies.

ANADP II will be a highly participatory event in which stakeholders will engage in facilitated discussions and action sessions to produce a set of concrete outcomes for the extended digital preservation community in three areas: Community Alignment, Resource Alignment, and Capacity Alignment.

The conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. The main objective is to provide a medium for professionals, engineers, academicians, scientists, and researchers from all over the world to present the result of their research activities in the field of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology.

DIPECC 2013 provides opportunities for the delegates to share the knowledge, ideas, innovations and problem solving techniques.

The 5th EABH Summer School for Archivists will be
dealing with both theoretical and practical issues related to
‘Digital Resources Management’. It will include exercises and
interactive sessions on the subject as well as guided tours. The
sessions will be taught by recognized experts in their fields. After
successful completion of the Summer School, participants will
receive a certificate of attendance.

Screening the Future is an annual showcase delivered by PrestoCentre and focusing on the latest technological trends in audiovisual preservation.

This international conference brings together leaders in the fields of technology and research, and those with strategic responsibility for digitisation and digital preservation in the creative and cultural industries including broadcast, post-production, motion picture, sound and music recording, visual and performing arts.