The National Archives and RLUK have issued a call for papers for the fourth Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities Conference (DCDC16), returning to The Lowry, Salford Quays, on 10-12 October 2016.

DCDC16 attracts a wide range of professionals working across the museum, library, archive and academic sectors, with this year’s conference exploring the varied and innovative ways in which organisations are realising the potential of their collections and translating this into social, cultural, and economic impact.

Submissions are invited on, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Beyond apps: how technology can be used to enhance the impact of heritage collections and their place within society.
  • Dynamic partnerships: academic impact and collaboration with heritage organisations
  • Future and hidden histories: exploring new narratives for our collections
  • Out of the strong room and into the street: new uses for collections within social, cultural and economic contexts
  • Show me the money: new frontiers for funding and fundraising
  • Who do we think we’re for? Working with new audiences and taking heritage “outside of heritage”
  • Making collections work harder: social impact and cohesion through heritage
  • Joining the dots: connecting collections and communities

Full information on the call for papers can be found on the DCDC website.