Because good research needs good data


Authors: Silke Bellanger, Rosie Higman, Heidi Imker, Bev Jones, Liz Lyon, Paul Stokes, Marta Teperek*, Dirk Verdicchio

Author: Jez Cope, University of Sheffield

What would a 250-year old museum look like if it were data driven?  What are the benefits that can be delivered to museum visitors – and to staff – if we use institutional and operational data in innovative ways?  And how best do we start data conversations with staff members who are handling data in their daily work but don’t identify themselves as data practitioners?

Along with his research and teaching roles, Chris Williams is University of Edinburgh’s liaison director for the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), headquartered at the British Library, London.  The Alan Turing Institute is a relatively new collaborative initiative between the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick, supporting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in various aspects of data science.

We are now only 3 weeks away from the start of the 12th International Digital Curation Conference in Edinburgh.
The availability of the current Associates registration fee of £380 has been extended until Friday 3 February, after that the registration fee for the conference will be £490 for all delegates.

The Welcome address at the Pre-Conference Drinks Reception on Monday 20 February will be given by Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh. Tim has had a long and illustrious career with his academic output covering topics relating to computer based learning, artificial intelligence, and mathematics education, including 10 books, 22 BBC television programmes and over 100 journal articles.


The workshop programme covers a range of different aspects of curation including training, curriculum development and data management planning, through to value, impact and infrastructure.

We are delighted to announce that registration for IDCC17 is now open and that we have been able to reduce the conference fees compared to last years conference in Amsterdam and the previous UK based conference in London in 2014. We do hope that these very competitive fees will encourge delegates to register early.

For the last 10 years the International Digital Curation Conference has included a very successful workshop programme run either side of the main conference. IDCC17 will be no exception with the workshops taking place on Monday 20 February and Thursday 23 February.
We would now welcome submissions for the workshops programme.
Submission information
Your submission should include the following and should be submitted via the ConfTool system