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3rd International Digital Curation Conference

11-13 December 2007 |

In conjunction with the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) we held our 3rd International Digital Curation Conference, entitled "Curating our Digital Scientific Heritage: a Global Collaborative Challenge," which focused on emerging strategy, policy implementation, leading-edge research and practitioner experience, and comprised a mix of peer-reviewed papers, invited presentations and international keynote speakers.

This event followed on from the Fall 2007 CNI Task Force Meeting on 10-11 December 2007 at the same venue, the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel 

  • Dr. Liz Lyon, DCC Associate Director (Community Development). Note: Liz replaces Chris Rusbridge, our DCC Director, as he is unable to attend the conference.
  • Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean of Libraries and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Discretionary Student Grants

Grants were available for postgraduate and postdoctoral research students. To apply for a grant you had to send a letter from your faculty on University headed paper that confirmed your status to the following address:

US based students

Sayeed Choudhury Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center Sheridan Libraries Johns Hopkins University 3400 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21218 USA

Non-US based students

Bridget Robinson UKOLN University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Call for Papers, Posters and Demonstrations

Although the deadline for submitting papers has now passed, we are still able to accept posters and demonstrations for the second day of the conference up until 31 October 2007


The conference was held at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel , a luxury hotel in downtown Washington DC that strategically sits between Capitol Hill and the White House — a few blocks from the Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and the world-famous Mall monuments.

See a map showing where the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel is located.


Current sponsors for this event are:

Institute of Museum and Library Services

US National Science Foundation

Sun Microsystems

Johns Hopkins University

Microsoft Research

Further Information

If you have any questions about the conference, or would like to become a sponsor, then please contact our event organiser.