Because good research needs good data

The University of Melbourne

The DCC has partnered with the University of Melbourne Library to take the International Digital Curation Conference to the Australasian region for the first time.

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The University of Melbourne is Australia's leading research university and recognises the need to support and promote research data management for researchers across all disciplines.

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and among the top 40 in the world.

The University of Melbourne

My Melbourne (video)

About Scholarly Services - University of Melbourne

Within Scholarly Services, the Research and Collections portfolio primarily leads the digital curation agenda. Research and Collections is a group of approximately 100 professional, technical and academic staff who acquire, support, manage and preserve a wide range of collections and information resources for the university community. Our teams include Digital Scholarship, the eScholarship Research Centre, University Digitisation Centre, University of Melbourne Archives, Collection Development and Access, Special Collections, the Grainger Museum and Research Publications and Programs.

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The Conference Venue - Arts West, Faculty of Arts

The conference will be held in the redeveloped award-winning Arts West Building. This development is a demonstration of the Faculty’s ongoing commitment to supporting digital technologies and transforming the teaching, research and scholarship performed in the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS). The Digital Studio, at the centre of the Arts West development, is purpose built, designed and supported in association with the University Library and Research Platforms, offering a combination of research project development resources for staff and students, as well as the technical expertise and services in infrastructure and technology to underpin innovative research and collaboration. A research platform that supports the realisation of these principles is the Social and Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP).

Arts West Building

Digital Studio

Social and Cultural Informatics Platform



About the City of Melbourne

The University is located in the heart of the city of Melbourne where a large multicultural population enjoys a mild climate and a wide range of cultural events, restaurants, sports and leisure activities.

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia with a population of approximately 4.7 million people. It has been ranked as the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the past seven years and is renowned as the cultural, foodie and coffee capital of Australia.

The city is well connected domestically and internationally, with daily flights to Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East provided by over 30 major airlines. The conference will take place during the Melbourne summer. You can expect February to be dry with hot spells and cooling afternoon breezes off Port Phillip Bay. Average daily maximum temperatures reach 26oC (79oF), but it has been also known to get pretty hot, occasionally reaching 40oC.

The city is located on Port Phillp Bay, on the southern coast of Victoria. The bay, nearby beaches and mountains offer a number of unique outdoor attractions accessible as day trips including Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles, Thermal spas of Hepburn Springs, Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, Wineries of the Yarra Valley, and the Healesville Sanctuary, showcasing some of Australia’s unique native animals.

In January, Melbourne is also home to the first Grand Slam event on the International Tennis Federation circuit - The Australian Open.



Useful Resources of Information about Australia


Want to explore indigenous Australia?

Read "Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia" by Professor Marcia Langton. Also see brief introduction to the book on youtube at .

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