Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) is a collaborative conference series hosted by The National Archives, Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and Jisc. Now in its seventh year, DCDC brings together colleagues from across the archive, library, museum and academic sectors to explore shared opportunities, collective challenges, and to discuss how each sector can work more effectively with one another.
DCDC 2019 will explore the possibilities of the digital shift for collections, audience expectations, and professional practices. It seeks to go beyond recounting the huge change that the digital shift has represented, and to examine possibilities for the future.
Visit us at DCDC 2019
This is the first year that Jisc is joining The National Archives and Research Libraries UK as a partner in the organisation and delivery of the DCDC conference series. At the conference, you can find out more about Jisc and how we support individuals working in university libraries and archives.
We will be focusing on:
- Library hub discover
- Archives hub
- Making your digital collections easier to discover training workshops
- Geospatial data
- Historical Texts
- Journal Archives
- Digital archival collection group purchasing scheme
Wednesday 13 November
10:45-12:15 – Digital inclusion
‘Unexpected audiences’: unanticipated uses of digital collections and planning to support the unknown.
- Stephen Brooks, digital content product manager, Jisc
- Owen Barden, senior lecturer in disability and education, Liverpool Hope University
Those involved in the digital dissemination of cultural materials increasingly look to extend their reach and inclusivity through engagement with new audiences.
This session will explore how digital collections have been put to good use by unexpected groups and/or in unexpected ways, with particular focus on Dr Owen Barden’s work to engage often-marginalised users with historical texts relevant to their experiences. This session will also address how best to enable the flexible use of collections and how to embed this in their design and planning.
14:15–15:45 - Digitisation for digital scholarship
- Paola Marchionni, head of digital resources for teaching, learning and research, Jisc
- Neil Grindley, head of resource discovery, Jisc
This hands-on workshop will be an opportunity for participants to provide input into the strategic direction of Jisc’s work to support institutions with a more coordinated approach to digitisation in its broader sense, from planning to resourcing, partnership working, ensuring discovery and take up, demonstrating impact, and issues surrounding the purchasing of collections from commercial publishers.
The workshop will be relevant to colleagues both in strategic and operational roles within libraries and archives. It will include interactive group work to provide input at strategic level as well as prioritise concrete interventions to inform Jisc’s work with and across the sector.
Thursday 14 November
16:15–17:45 - Digital collections: measuring impact
Discovery and impact of digital collections: Working toward academic engagement with digital materials.
This session will focus on practical measures that collection owners can take to make their materials more discoverable online, and strategies to engage scholars and academics with those materials. We will discuss how to measure engagement through the balanced value impact model and highlight a range of case studies of resource discovery in action in UK higher education.
Full booking details and pricing, can be found on the DCDC website.
Event registration closes on Friday 11 October 2019.