The National Archives and RLUK have issued a call for papers for the seventh DCDC Conference, being held on 11-13 November 2019 at BCEC, Birmingham.
DCDC19 will bring together colleagues from across the archive, library, museum and academic sectors to 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.
Archives, libraries, and museums have continually adapted their content and services to reflect the different ways people are using technology. As a result, we are now working not only as the custodians and curators of digital content, but as the creators of digital material, often in collaboration with academics, students, members of the public, artists, and a range of other groups. Web 3.0 presents numerous opportunities for archives, libraries, and museums to redesign services, engage with new audiences and work with existing groups, in different and exciting ways.
Full details on the call for papers can be found on the DCDC Conference website. The deadline for submissions is 26 April 2019.
Open and inclusive in its ethos, the DCDC conferences bring together an unparalleled variety of experiences drawn from across the UK, Europe, and further afield. It includes contributions from individuals of all career stages, from established academics and practitioners, to those just starting out. Its keynote speakers are drawn from across the heritage and academic sectors, are leaders in their field, and inspire debate and discussion amongst its hundreds of delegates. The annual conference has now become a well-established event on the cultural, heritage and academic calendars.