The International Digital Curation Conference is a leading event on digital curation and Research Data Management. The DCC organised the event in partnership with the University of Melbourne to take IDCC to Australia for the first time in 2019.
The theme of the conference was Collaborations and Partnerships, which 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 took place from 5-6 February, with a fantastic set of keynote speakers. Christine Kenneally, an independent journalist, opened the conference with a presentation on "Data, the creation of history and its impact on real lives." Day two began with a plenary discussion between Nancy McGovern and Clifford Lynch on digital practice and collaboration, and the conference closed with a keynote speech 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 held a selection of workshops on 4 February. These included sessions on software curation, supporting data management in academic institutions, FAIR data in ecoscience and digital preservation carpentry, among others.
Given the previous popularity of their Birds of a Feather sessions, where delegates shape the content of the programme, they also decided to hold an aptly named Unconference on 7 February. Find out more about the Unconference HERE.