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Subject: DigCCurr2007 Conference: Program Posted!
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:20:00 -0500
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The DigCCurr2007 Program is now available at: We presently have 3 plenary sessions, 21 concurrent sessions with over 90 speakers from 10 countries scheduled. (Some changes and additions may be made, but this is the bulk of the program.) Plenary speakers include: Peter Buneman, Digital Curation Center; Laura Campbell, Library of Congress; Peter Bruce, Libraries and Archives Canada; Adrian Cunningham, National Archives Australia; Ken Thibodeau, National Archives and Records Administration; Clifford Lynch, CNI; and Christopher Lee, UNC-CH.

Seating is limited due to room capacity so register today! Also, reserve your hotel space ASAP as facilities close to the conference center are filling up. April is a lovely time in Chapel Hill and rooms go fast.

DigCCurr2007: An International Symposium on Digital Curation

Focus: “What Digital Curators Do and What They Need to Know”

April 18-20, 2007
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Regular Register January 16 - March 1, 2007 $275.00 (US)
Late Register March 2 - April 20, 2007 $300.00 (US)



The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC Academic Affairs Libraries,, will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on Digital Curation, April 18 – 20, 2007. This two-day event is part of the “Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation” project funded by the Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS). The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is a partner in this effort.

DigCCurr2007 will focus on what digital curators do and what they need to know to carry out this work and each speaker is asked to address these issues in their presentation.


Anyone interested in digital preservation and curation, especially those who are building staff capacity in these areas.

Sessions include:

What is Digital Curation?
Funders' Perspectives
ARL Libraries' Perspectives
Consortia and Profession Association Perspectives
Research Perspectives
Metadata Creation - Approaches & Workflows
Repository Architecture - Requirements & Functions
Data Sets - Metadata & Management
User Services
Selection & Appraisal
Models for Education
Ingest - Incentives & Services
Designing & Implementing Repositories Across Institutional Boundaries
Conceptual Frameworks for Repository Architectures
Views from National Libraries and Archives
Designing & Implementing Repositories within Institutions
Education - Building New Pathways
Defining Capabilities
Financial Support for Capacity Building
Social Science Data Centers
IT Industry
Collection Development
Science Data Centers

A session on biomedical data curation is under development


Helen R. Tibbo, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
Christopher A. Lee, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
John Schaefer, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill


Advisory Board members include:
Stephen Chapman, Harvard University;
Adrian Cunningham, National Archives of Australia;
Robin Dale, RLG/OCLC;
Wendy Duff, University of Toronto;
Philip Eppard, SUNY-Albany;
Anne Gilliland, UCLA;
Maria Guercio, University of Urbino;
Hans Hofman, Nationaal Archief (National Archives) of the Netherlands and ERPANET;
Anne Kenney, Cornell University Library;
Steve Knight, National Library of New Zealand;
Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information; Richard Marciano, San Diego Super Computer Center;
Seamus Ross, University of Glasgow;
Don Sawyer, NASA;
Kenneth Thibodeau, National Archives and Records Administration;
Raymond van Diessen, IBM, The Netherlands;
Elizabeth Yakel, University of Michigan.


All-conference opening reception, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday, April 18th
Working lunch, 12:15 – 1:45, Thursday, April 19th
All-conference reception, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 19th
Working lunch, 12:15 – 1:45, Friday, April 20th


The opening reception will be held in The Wilson Library on UNC’s main campus.
All sessions, lunches, and the Thursday evening reception will be held at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, located on Route 54 in Chapel Hill, NC.


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