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Subject: DigCCurr2007 - Proposal Deadline Extended to 1/10
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 00:35:31 -0500
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To accommodate busy holiday schedules and travel, we are moving the paper submission deadline to January 10, 2007.

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


750 word abstract: January 10, 2007
Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2007
Full papers: March 15, 2007
Symposium: April 18-20, 2007


Early Bird Register by January 15, 2007 $250.00 (US)
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 will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on Digital Curation, April 19 – 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.


While paper submissions on any aspect of digital curation are welcome, we are particularly interested in the following areas and topics:

Designing Repositories – Where to Begin?
Repository Architecture
Ingest Services
User Services
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

We request that each paper include discussion of the skills, knowledge, and perspectives individuals working in these functional areas and environments or addressing these issues will find valuable.


Abstract and full papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files. Full papers should be 6-8 pages in length and use a double column format such as the ACM layout. Detailed formatting and submission instructions will be available in the author instructions section of the conference Web site soon. At this time electronic publication of the proceedings is planned but may be followed with a print version.

Please submit abstracts to John Schaefer at: by January 10, 2007.


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 20h


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.


Please see:

Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Professor
School of Information and Library Science
201 Manning Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Tel: 919.962.8063
Fax: 919.962.8071

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