National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


Digital Curation Institute Conference, June 02010, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

From the announcement on ARCAN-L (02010-04-06):

Digital Curation Institute Conference

June 16th – 17th, 2010
iSchool, University of Toronto – Canada

The Digital Curation Institute at the University of Toronto's iSchool provides a rich, interdisciplinary environment for investigating principles and theory building related to the creation, management, use, interpretation and preservation of digital resources; conducting research on digital curation issues; and developing technologies and tools to support best practice in this area. The DCI promotes innovative multi-faceted research projects that involve collaboration among faculty, students, practitioners, and researchers both national, and internationality. It encourages research that utilize multi-methods approaches from the fields of critical information studies; library and information science; archives and record management; information systems, media, and design; cultural heritage; museum studies, knowledge management and information management.

The key objectives of this conference are to promote greater understanding of the issues of digital curation, advance research on digital curation, to refine a digital curation model and defining the Digital Curation Institute’s research agenda.

Topics include: approaches for digital curation research; modeling for digital curation; risk, trust and certification; curating creative objects, digital libraries and digital repositories; digital curation and government records; experimentation.

Speakers include: Ross Harvey (Simmons GSLIS), Hans Hofman (Nationaal Archief Netherlands), John MacDonald (information management consultant and educator), Andreas Rauber (Vienna University of Technology), Seamus Ross (iSchool, University of Toronto), Raivo Ruusalepp, (Estonia Business Archives). Tom Hickerson, (University of Calgary) Anne Van Camp (Smithsonian Institute)

Registration: Registration fees include catered lunches, coffee break and a reception.
Register online at: [(not active as of April 6, 02010)]
Pre-registration before June 10,

$150 General public
$100 University of Toronto faculty and staff
$50 Students
Onsite registration

$200 onsite

Prof Wendy Duff
DCI Director iSchool, University of Toronto Phone: 416-978-3152

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