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IDCC14: Save the Date

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC14) will be held the week beginning Monday 24 February 2014 at the Mission Bay Conference Centre at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The Conference theme will be “Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business and society.”

This year the IDCC is bringing a particular focus on how data are changing the world around us,  recognising that the growing volume and complexity of data provides institutions, businesses and communities with a range of exciting opportunities and challenges. The Conference will explore different drivers, the expanding portfolio of tools and data services as well as the diverse skills which are essential for organisations to manage, use and benefit from many valuable data assets. The programme will reflect cultural, technical and economic perspectives and will illustrate the progress made in this arena in recent months.

There will be a programme of workshops on Monday 24 and Thursday 27 February 2014. The main conference programme will run from Tuesday 25 – Wednesday 26 February 2014.

IDCC14 will be organised by the Digital Curation Centre UK in partnership with the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

The Call for Papers and submission details will be announced later this month.

Future Directions of Citizen Science

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

UKOLN Events in partnership with e-Research South is organising a free full-day event looking at the work of citizen science projects and how to develop them successfully in the future. The Workshop on the Future Directions of Citizen Science will take place on Wednesday 29 May 2013 at the Royal Society, London.

Details of the Workshop Programme and how to book one’s free place are available from the UKOLN Web site.

IWMW 2013: Open for Bookings

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Bookings are now open for the IWMW 2013 event.  This is the 17th in the series of Institutional Web Management Workshops. This year’s event will be held at the University of Bath over 26-28 June.

A blog post provides a summary of the plenary talks to be given at the event on a day-by-day basis, while a UKOLN news feature supplies an overview of the IWMW 2013 speakers.

Note that, in addition to the 13 plenary talks, there are 9 parallel sessions on Day One and 8 on Day Two, each planned for 90 minutes. On offer is a variety of group discussions, exercises and practical sessions. Participants will need to consult the programme to select their preferred parallel session for each day before beginning their booking.


UKOLN Contributions to IDCC13

Monday, January 14th, 2013

With IDCC13 pre-conference workshops already underway, final preparations have been completed for the 8th International Digital Curation Conference programme in Amsterdam which starts tomorrow.  The introduction at this evening’s opening reception will be given by Liz Lyon, Associate Director of the Digital Curation Centre and Kristin Tolle, Director, Microsoft Research Connections Team. Liz will also chair a DCC Symposium on Tuesday 15 January entitled What Is a Data Scientist? On Wednesday 16 January Paul Walk will chair a parallel session on Cloud Services; Marieke Guy will present a paper entitled Pinning It Down: towards a practical definition of ‘Research Data’ for Creative Arts Institutions; and Catherine Pink will present a paper called Meeting the Data Management Compliance Challenge: Funder Expectations and Institutional Reality. 

In addition Alex Ball, Liz Lyon, Manjula Patel and Catherine Pink will make contributions to the extensive programme of pre- and post-conference workshops.

IDCC13 Previews: Francine Bennett and Hans Pfeiffenberger

Friday, January 11th, 2013

With the 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC13) now but a few days away, the Digital Curation Centre has published two more postings in its series of Conference previews.

The first has been written by Francine Bennett, data scientist and CEO/co-founder of Mastodon C, an organisation of agile big data specialists who offer the open source technology platform as well as the technical and analytical skills which help companies realise the potential of their data. Before founding Mastodon C, Francine spent a number of years working on big data analysis for search engines, helping them to turn lots of data into even more money.

Francine’s preview posting on the Conference is available on the Digital Curation Centre Web site.

The second preview is by Hans Pfeiffenberger, Head of IT infrastructure at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and speaker for the Helmholtz Association’s Open Access working groups, where he specialises in access to data. Hans represents Helmholtz’ interest in access to data in various bodies, such as the Priority Initiative “Digital Information” by the Alliance of German Science Organizations and the Alliance for Permanent Access (APA).

Hans’ preview posting on the Conference is available on the Digital Curation Centre Web site.

IDCC13 Previews: Scott Edmunds and Herbert Van de Sompel

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Two further preview blog postings on the forthcoming 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC13) have been made available.

The first has been written by Herbert Van de Sompel, team leader of the Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His team is engaged in research on various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse & Exchange specifications (OAI-ORE), the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, the bX scholarly recommender service, and info URI. Herbert is currently working with his team on the Open Annotation, Memento and ResourceSync projects.

Herbert’s preview posting on the Conference is available on the Digital Curation Centre Web site.

The second preview is by Scott Edmunds of GigaScience/BGI HK. Working with the British Library and DataCite, GigaScience published its first data (the genome of the deadly German outbreak strain of E. coli) in June 2011, and is currently developing an integrated data analysis platform to support  publication of executable papers. After postdoctoral positions on Cancer Molecular Pathology at the WHO International Agency for Research in Cancer in Lyons and Institute of Cell and Molecular Sciences in London (Queen Mary), Scott became senior scientific editor for the BMC Genomics and Bioinformatics journals at BioMed Central.

Scott’s preview posting on the Conference is available on the Digital Curation Centre Web site.

IDCC13 Previews: Stephanie Wright and Patricia Cruse

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Two further preview blog postings on the forthcoming 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC13) are now available.

The first has been written by Stephanie Wright who is currently the Data Services Coordinator at the University of Washington Libraries and is responsible for developing and implementing a data services programme to support the research data management needs of UW faculty and students. Her focus is to promote collaboration on data management resource development, service provision and education which she does by building relationships between the Libraries and research data-related entities both on and off campus.

Stephanie’s preview posting on the Conference is available on the Digital Curation Centre Web site.

The second preview is by Patricia Cruse, the founding director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library and who is responsible for all services within UC3. Trisha works collaboratively with the ten UC campuses to develop sustainable strategies for the curation and preservation of digital content that supports the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University. She has developed and oversees several of CDL’s major initiatives, including the NDIIP-funded Web Archiving Service, micro-services, a new and innovative approach to building infrastructure, the Merritt Repository, and the EZID Service.

Trisha’s preview posting on the Conference is available on the Digital Curation Centre Web site.

IDCC13 Symposium: What Is a Data Scientist?

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Associate Director, DCC, will chair a symposium to address this question in a session during the 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC13).  What Is a Data Scientist? will be held on Tuesday 15 January 2013.

She will be joined by panel members Francine Bennett, Data Analyst,  Mastodon C,  Louise Corti, Data Steward, UK Data Archive,  Scott Edmunds, Data Publisher, Gigascience and  Stephanie Wright, Data Librarian, University of Washington Libraries.

Please note that the current registration fee will increase from Tuesday 11 December 2012,  so remember to register now.

Speakers Look Forward to IDCC13

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC13) is just around the corner and the DCC has been asking some of the key speakers to preview the event both in terms of their own contribution as well as whom they are most looking forward to hearing. Kevin Ashley, Director of the DCC, has started us off with his perspective on the conference while Anthony Beitz from the Monash eResearch Centre and Kaitlin Thaney from Digital Science give us their insights into some of the current issues.

Registration for the workshops and main conference is still open, so don’t forget to register now to take advantage of the current registration fees and to book for the workshops of your choice. Please note, some are limited in terms of delegate numbers.

Finally the DCC would like to encourage all delegates, speakers, authors, poster and demo presenters to share their attendance via Lanyrd and of course to tweet using the conference hashtag #idcc13

IDCC13 Workshop Programme Now Available

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Details of the International Digital Curation Conference 2013 Workshop Programme are now available. The workshops will be held on Monday 14 January and Thursday 17 January 2013 at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam City Centre.

The workshops will cover a range of different areas including:
• Building capacity and capability for Global Data Science
• Data Management Planning
• The use and reuse of digital data in the Humanities
• Data publishing, peer review and repository accreditation
• Designing Data Management Training Resources
• Sustainability and the APARSEN Network of Excellence

The majority of the workshops will be free of charge and include refreshments and lunch for all attendees. Places may be limited due to room capacities so book now to avoid disappointment.

Registration for both the conference and the workshops can be completed using the same registration form.

Further details about the workshops can be found on the IDCC13 Workshops page which will be updated regularly as more information is made available.