Arkivum will be exhibiting again at DCDC in Birmingham UK
About the conference
Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities is a collaborative conference series hosted by The National Archives, Research Libraries UK 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.
DCDC19 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. How can we reconcile the gathering of ever more detailed metrics around user behaviour and concerns over user privacy? At a time of information abundance, how can libraries and archives remain trusted and “go to” repositories in a crowded market place? How can we ensure the accuracy and authenticity of the digital record? How do our practices and institutional cultures need to evolve to respond to continuing technological change? And how can we track the impact that the availability of information and collections has on research and society more generally?