The International Data Curation Conference is an annual conference organised by the Digital Curation Centre (UK). This year’s edition took place in Amsterdam, giving several colleagues from the University of Amsterdam a chance to attend. With around 275 participants and speakers from Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, as well as Germany, the Netherlands and other European countries, it was a varied and international affair.
Research Data and University Libraries – our takeaway
If we as an academic library want to (better) meet the needs of researchers from all disciplines, we need to start facilitating data storage, data sharing and data re-use. Supporting research data management will become a very important new task of academic libraries. Data loss and data fraud underline the importance of sound data management. For an extensive conference report, read our IDCC 2013 Report.