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By DCDC19 / Posted on Tuesday 2nd April 2019

DCDC19: Navigating the digital shift will be held on 11 – 13 November at BCEC Birmingham

Proposals on this year’s theme of ‘navigating the digital shift’ on any project involving archives, libraries, museums and other heritage and cultural organisations in partnership with each other, communities and the academic sector are invited.

The main conference themes will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Rise of the machines: artificial intelligence, interpretation, and creativity
  • Digital inclusion: use of digital technology to increase engagement with collections amongst diverse communities and open up collections to new audiences
  • Internet of Things: augmenting and evaluating audience engagement
  • User insight and respecting data privacy
  • Google and the catalogue: equipping the researcher for 21st-century research
  • The record: authenticity and trust
  • The effect of the digital shift on collecting practices
  • Putting digital collections to work to enable digital scholarship and creativity
  • Scan it, save it, sell it?: funding, commercial opportunities and entrepreneurship
  • The challenge of born digital records: preservation, discoverability, and use
  • Navigating the shift in skills, practices, and professional culture in the digital age
  • Meaningful engagement: measures and metrics to chart the impact of digital collections
  • The challenge of discoverability of digital records

The deadline for abstracts is Friday 26 April. You can find out more information on the conference theme and how to submit an abstract here.

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