The International Digital Curation Conference is a leading event on digital curation and Research Data Management. The DCC is partnering with the University of Melbourne to take IDCC to Australia for the first time this year. They are looking forward to new perspectives, new audiences and new partnerships from all around the world.
The theme of the conference is "Collaborations and Partnerships" and this has inspired a dynamic mix of papers and sessions, including particularly strong clusters on digital humanities, creative arts curation, disciplinary challenges and curating indigenous data.
The main conference programme will take place on 5-6 February. They have a fantastic set of keynote speakers lined up. Christine Kenneally, an independent journalist, will open the conference with a presentation on "Data, the creation of history and its impact on real lives." Day two will start with a plenary discussion between Nancy McGovern and Clifford Lynch on digital practice and collaboration, and the conference will close with a keynote from Dr Patricia Brennan, Director of US National Library of Medicine, on "Jumping into the stream of data curation." Click here for the full programme.
They have a selection of workshops on 4 February. These include sessions on software curation, supporting data management in academic institutions, FAIR data in ecoscience and digital preservation carpentry, amongst others.
Given the previous popularity of their Birds of a Feather sessions, where delegates shape the content of the programme, they have also decided to hold an aptly named unconference, 7 February. Find out more about the Unconference HERE.