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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: 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.

International Journal of Digital Curation, Volume 7, Issue 2

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The International Journal of Digital Curation, Volume 7, Issue 2 was recently published by UKOLN on behalf of the Digital Curation Centre. It contains the usual mix of peer-reviewed papers and general articles; eight derive from papers presented at the 2011 International Digital Curation Conference, while two were new contributions received by the Journal through general submission.

A summary of the content of IJDC, 7(2) is available from the UKOLN 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.

Data Repositories Workshop at OR2012

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC)  in collaboration with the wider Research Data Management community is organising a free workshop on institutional data repositories in conjunction with Open Repositories 2012 , to be held in Edinburgh.

The key details are:
Institutional Repositories and Data Workshop – Roles and Responsibilities
Monday 9 July 2012 at 13.30

The workshop includes short presentations but the emphasis will be on informal and open discussion. Presentations will include an overview of activity in the UK as well as of the experience of US practitioners.

Further information and registration are now available.

We hope to see you there!

DCC NE England Data Management Roadshow

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

This is the last opportunity to register for this free DCC event taking place over 23 – 24 April 2012 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Registration will close at 2pm, Thursday 19 April.

The Roadshow is co-organised with Professor Julie McLeod, Northumbria University School of Computing, Engineering, and Information Sciences. Its programme includes an interesting range of speakers who will share examples of developing research data management services and infrastructure.

Day 1 will be a general introduction and is open to all. Best practice will be shared through case studies to help build a community of data management expertise in the North-East of England. Day 2 is a strategic training day for research support staff. The workshop provides an introduction to curation and DCC tools so you can start to plan research data management services for your institution.

Each day can be booked individually. The event will take place in the Darwin Suite, 3rd Floor Bioscience Centre, Times Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP. A a full programme is available.

The International Journal of Digital Curation, Volume 7, Issue 1 (2012)

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

UKOLN has recently published Volume 7, Issue 1 (2012) of the International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC) on behalf of the Digital Curation Centre. A summary of content has been provided in a news feature available on the UKOLN Web site.