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7th International Digital Curation Conference Extends CfP

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

IDCC11 Programme Committee Co-chairs Kevin Ashley, Director, Liz Lyon, Associate Director of the DCC and Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of CNI, have announced they are extending the Call for Papers of the 7th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC). In their announcement they stated, “Following widespread demand, we have extended the closing date for submissions to this year’s International Digital Curation Conference, IDCC11.”

Mindful of the very international nature of the Conference, they were careful to stipulate the deadline according to the provenance of Conference submissions. “The new closing date and time is Wednesday 3rd August at 08:00 UK Time. That’s .. early hours of Wednesday morning for those on the US East Coast, late Tuesday night for those far West and Wednesday afternoon for those far enough East.” They also made it clear that no further extension could be entertained, stating, “Holidays and other scheduling constraints mean that we can’t consider any further extensions: this date is final.”

The IDCC11 CfP included the following topics:

* Lessons learned from the inter-disciplinary use of open data:
examples of enablers, barriers and success stories
* Curation of mixed data collections, with open and sensitive or private content
* Gathering evidence for benefits of data sharing
* Building capacity for the effective management, sharing and reuse of open data
* Scale issues in the management of sensitive data
* Tensions between maintaining quality and openness
* Linked data, open data, closed data and provenance
* Technical and organisational solutions for data security
* Developing new metrics for open data
* Ethical issues and personal data
* Legislation and open data

to which has subsequently been added an extra issue:
* Data quality

Further information:
Call for Papers:
Submission template:
Draft programme:

The 7th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC): Public? Private? Personal? navigating the open data landscape will take place over 5-7 December 2011, at the Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, UK.

IDCC11: Call for Papers

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The theme of the 7th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC11) will be Public? Private? Personal? navigating the open data landscape. It will take place this year in Bristol, UK over 5 – 7 December 2011.

Digital curation manages, maintains, preserves, and adds value to digital information throughout its lifecycle, reducing threats to long-term value, mitigating the risk of digital obsolescence and enhancing usefulness for research and scholarship. IDCC11 will bring together practitioners who create information, those who curate and manage it, and those who use it together with those who research and teach about curation processes.

In its Call for Papers the IDCC11 Programme Committee invites submissions on current concerns in digital curation and specific concerns arising from our conference theme.

JISC 2011 Conference: Amplified Events

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Brian Kelly and Marieke Guy, UKOLN and Paul Shabajee, ILRT will facilitate a workshop session entitled Amplified Events, Seminars, Conferences, …: What? Why? How? at the JISC 2011 Conference which will be held at the BT Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool on 14-15 March 2011. The session will review a variety of approaches taken at a number of national, international and regional events. All resources from the workshop including an accompanying poster are available from the UKOLN Web site.

Free Research Data Management Workshops

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The UK Digital Curation Centre is running a series of inter-linked regional workshops as part of the DCC Roadshow at the beginning of March 2011. Running over the three days of the Roadshow, free workshops will provide advice and guidance tailored to a range of staff, including PVCs Research, University Librarians, Directors of IT/Computing Services, Repository Managers, Research Support Services and practising researchers on the topic of institutional research data management planning and training. Further details are available from the UKOLN Web Site.

IWMW 2011 Opens Call for Speakers and Workshop Facilitators

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The call for speakers and workshop facilitators for the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011 is now open. The Workshop will be held at the University of Reading from Tuesday 26 to Wednesday 27 July 2011. Further ideas and information are available from the IWMW Web site.

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Next year’s IWMW 2011 will be held at the University of Reading from Tuesday 26 – Wednesday 27 July 2011. An Ideascale site has been set up to collect ideas for the event.

UKOLN Presentations at Online Information Conference 2010

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Two presentations will be given by UKOLN staff at Online Information Conference 2010 external link to be held from 30 November to 2 December 2010 at Olympia, London. Brian Kelly will be talking on Moving from Personal to Organisational Use of the Social Web and Marieke Guy will give a presentation entitled Home, Work, Work, Home!? How Information Professionals Can Exploit Blurred Boundaries.