Because good research needs good data

2nd International Digital Curation Conference: Digital Data Curation in Practice

21-22 November 2006 |

With a particular focus on Digital Data Curation in Practice this conference addressed different aspects of the curation lifecycle including managing repositories, educating data scientists and understanding the role of policy and strategy.

As well as an impressive line-up of international main speakers, the conference included numerous paper presentations and a dedicated poster and demonstration session that reflected the close links between ourselves and other national, and international, initiatives and projects.

You also missed our pre-conference drinks reception with a welcome by Sir Muir Russell, Principal of the University of Glasgow on the evening of 20 November at the Hunterian Art Gallery [external]; and a civic drinks reception and conference dinner at the City Chambers [external] on the evening of Tuesday 21 November 2006!


The conference was held at the Hilton Glasgow [external], a five-star luxury hotel (complete with wireless broadband access) situated on William Street in the heart of Glasgow, 8 miles from Glasgow International Airport and close to main railway stations and shopping centres.

See a map showing where the Hilton Glasgow is located [external].


For a comprehensive list of hotels, see the following Glasgow Guide: Hotels in Glasgow City Centre. The University of Glasgow also has a page devoted to hotels close to the University, which may be a little cheaper.


By air

Glasgow is accessible from all parts of the UK, Europe and the United States and Canada, with regular flights into Glasgow International Airport. A taxi from the airport to the Hilton Glasgow costs roughly £20 depending on traffic. There is also a regular bus service into town which takes 25 minutes and costs £5.00 return. For more information, visit the Glasgow Airport website.

By train/bus/taxi/car

See information on travelling to Glasgow and the Hilton Glasgow [external].

Further Information

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Natasha Bishop.

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