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Digital Curation Centre Pipeline Newsletter | September 2012


NEWS



8th International Digital Curation Conference | 14-16 January | Amsterdam
image of Amsterdam: row of houses on the canal
Registration and a draft programme for the IDCC13 conference is now available on our website. The submission process for papers and workshops has now closed, abstracts for poster/demos can be submitted until October 29. Details of the workshop programme and the posters will be released in October and November, respectively. 


Publication: Curation in the Cloud
The DCC's Curation in the Cloud white paper has now been finalised and released by JISC. The paper looks at the potential and practicalities of using cloud-based solutions for the curation and preservation of digital materials. 


EVENTS


Data Citation workshop
The DCC ran a data citation workshop in collaboration with the MRC and Wellcome Trust on 18 September in London. The workshop focussed on the opportunities for citing datasets in the field of public health and epidemiology, taking in the opinions of a selected group of experts from the area. The outputs of this workshop will combine with a landscape review of data citation to inform a joint statement of purpose from the Public Health Research Data Forum, a consortium of 17 major public health research funders. Our report to the PHRDF will be available online in the near future. 

KAPTUR workshop
A stamp featuring Pablo PicassoThe Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) in conjunction with the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), through the JISC-funded KAPTUR Project, ran a one-day workshop looking at visual arts as research data. DCC's Marieke Guy, Laura Molloy and Angus Whyte facilitated a session on Where's the Data? Two sets of slides are available from the session: Other resources from the day will be also available on the Kaptur website.


CONVERSATIONS


Training and DMP Online support
The DCC is assisting several of the MRD projects with training and DMP Online support. Back in June 2012 we ran two workshops in collaboration with the Open Exeter project, and we're also currently in discussions with MiSS (MaDAM into Sustainable Service) and ADMIRe (Architectures for Data Intensive Research) projects to run similar events in Manchester and Nottingham. 

DataCite workshop
Marieke Guy attended a practical workshop held on 10 September at the British Library aimed at those considering incorporating DataCite services into their repository. You can find out more on Marieke's blog post.


COMING UP


RDMF9: Shaping the Infrastructure | Cambridge | 14-15 November 2012
Registration for the ninth Research Data Management Forum is now open. The theme for RDMF9 is Technology Aspirations for Research Data Management, considering not only the technology solutions that are being offered but also the policies and players who are shaping them. Don't wait and sign up now! The registration will close on Friday 2 November.

Save the Date: Upcoming DCC Roadshows
We will be running two more of our regional data management roadshows: Hope to see you there!
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