SILS to host international symposium in digital curation

Release date: 
December 8, 2006

picture of computerThe School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on digital curation, April 18 - 20, 2007.

The event is part of the "Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum" project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is a partner in this effort.

DigCCurr2007 will focus on what digital curation professionals do and what they need to know to carry out this work. Anyone interested in digital preservation and curation, especially those who are building staff expertise in these areas, is encouraged to attend.

The conference is currently seeking presenters for the symposium. Papers on any aspect of digital curation are welcome for submission, especially those on the following topics:

  • Designing Repositories: Where to Begin?
  • Repository Architecture
  • Ingest Services
  • User Services
  • Metadata
  • Standards and Standard Development
  • Policy Development
  • Programs for Working with Content/Data Providers
  • Intellectual Property Rights Issues
  • Information Industry Perspectives
  • Social Science Data Curation
  • Science Data Curation
  • Funding and Sustainability

Information about submitting a paper for consideration can be found at DigCCurr2007's "call for papers" page.

Those interested in attending the conference can find out more at the conference home page or the registration page.