Because good research needs good data


Thursday, 20 February 2020

Croke Park 

After a succeful and very inspiring event at IDCC19 in Mebourne, the 15th International Digital Curation Conference brings back the Unconference, a day-long session for interactive and spontaneous discussion on topics suggested by you. You can read more about it in this blog post.

Googledrive folder of materials

Draft schedule

9:00 – 09:30

Arrival Coffee/Tea & Registration 

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome & Introduction to the Unconference

09:40 – 10:00

Initial pitches 

10:00 – 10:20

Collaborative programming

10:25 – 10:30

Transition to breakouts

10:30 – 11:20

Session 1: Research Code Curation

Room: 688

Session 2: Foster good data practice 

Room: 689

Session 3: Data Steward Curricula

Room: 685

11:20 – 11:25

Transition to breakouts

11:25 – 12:10

Session 4: PDF Headaches

Room: 688

Session 5: Foster good data practice

Room: 689

Session 6: RISE tool

Room: 685

12:10 – 12:15 Transition to breakouts
12:15 – 13:00

Session 7: RDM/DP collaboration

Room: 688

Session 8: DPC RAM model

Room: 689

Session 9: Persisting the scholarly landscape

Room: 685

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30

Reconvene, re-pitch, programme and vote 

14:30 – 15:30

Session 10: UK Data Curation Network

Room: 688

Session 11: Generic quality indicator

Room: 689

Session 12: 23 Things...

Room: 685

15:30 – 16:00

Plenary wrap up and close

Session types 

Below are some ideas for types of sessions, but this list is not exhaustive, and you are free to decide what works best for you.
  • Group Discussion: Pick a topic you’re interested in and form a discussion around it. If you loved a talk at the conference, perhaps propose further discussion on the topic it addressed.
  • Knowledge café: This form can also be used to explore a question or set of questions. The knowledge café begins with the participants seated in a circle of chairs. The facilitator introduces the café topic and poses one or two key open-ended questions. Then, the group breaks into small groups, with about five people in each group. Each small group discusses the questions for about 45 minutes. Participants then return to the circle and the facilitator leads the group through the final 45-minute session, in which people reflect on the small group discussions and share any thoughts, insights and ideas on the topic that may have emerged. 
  • Tutorials or mini workshops: If you’re inclined to teach, just make sure you bring whatever gear you need, and that you have some plan for teaching 5, 10 or 15 people how to do something all at the same time. This could be how to install and use a piece of software or a mini workshop on applying a tool/model.
  • Show and tell: You have a cool project, a demo, or just something to show and let people play with that is the springboard for all the conversation in the session. Alternatively, you can invite others to bring their own items to show and tell (perhaps with a theme), and everyone takes a turn sharing.
  • Writing sprints: There may be a particular resource or set of guidelines you want to work on with others. If so you could come prepared to brainstorm and co-author this.
  • Rants, raves and self-help: If you have a particular bug bear, something you love and want to evangelise about, or perhaps an issue you want to share with peers to seek advice, propose it and see if there is interest