The 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC14), held in San Francisco February 24-26, 2014, was organized by the Digital Curation Centre UK in partnership with the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).  Entitled “Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society”  the conference focused on how data-driven developments are changing the world around us, recognizing that the growing volume and complexity of data provides institutions, researchers, businesses and communities with a range of exciting opportunities and challenges. The Conference explored the expanding portfolio of tools and data services, as well as the diverse skills that are essential to explore, manage, use and benefit from valuable data assets. The program reflected cultural, technical and economic perspectives and illustrated the progress made in this arena in recent months.

In addition to co-hosting the conference, UC3 contributions to the event included sponsoring a data publication workshop, presenting on UC3 services (including DataUp, DataShare and the DMPTool),  and authoring blog posts about activities in San Francisco during the event.  David Minor, UC San Diego Library also gave a well-received presentation on the Library’s data curation initiative titled, Research Data Curation Pilots: Lessons Learned.”

For the detailed program with presentation information, go to http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc14/programme-presentations.

IDCC presentation

IDCC presentation

UC3’s Stephen Abrams & Patricia Cruse

UC3’s Stephen Abrams & Patricia Cruse