Conference Recap: International Digital Curation Conference 2014

This past February, librarians, archivists, developers, scientists, and researchers descended upon San Francisco’s Omni Hotel to eat, sleep, and breathe digital curation. I was fortunate enough to be one of the over 200 attendees at this year’s International Digital Curation Conference, Commodity, catalyst, or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society, organized by the Digital Curation Centre in the UK, with the help of the University of California Curation Center and the Coalition for Networked Information.

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SIG-DL Seeking Chair Elect

SIG-DL is seeking applicants for the position of Chair Elect to serve on the SIG-DL Executive Committee for the remainder of 2014. The position is being filled as a temporary (pro tem) appointment. This is an ideal opportunity to get more involved in SIG-DL and add a national service appointment to your résumé. The successful applicant to the Chair Elect (pro tem) position will be appointed to carry out the current term, which concludes in November 2014. A full description of Chair-Elect duties can be found online:

http://www.asis.org/wiki/chapters-sigs/index.php/SIG-DL_Officer_Positions

At the conclusion of the appointment in Nov 2014, the incumbent will be welcome to run for any of the SIG-DL Executive Officer positions. If you are interested in helping out the SIG and want to participate in SIG-DL Executive Committee discussions please email SIG DL Chair, Kevin Comerford (kevco@unm.edu) with a brief statement of interest. Regards, SIG DL Executive Officers

Update 3/2014: SIG DL thanks Joan Beaudoin for filling this position.

SIG-DL Events at ASIS&T 2013

SIG-DL is sponsoring several events at the ASIS&T Meeting in Montreal; all ASIS&T attendees are invited! On Monday, November 4th:

 

  • The 3rd annual SIG-DL sponsored student panel begins at 1:30. It is entitled Digital Liaisons: Engaging with Digital Curation Theory and Practice. Read more about it here: in the ASIS&T Program.
  • The SIG-DL Business meeting is 5-6pm in Salon 4 of the conference hotel.
  • The meeting will be followed by SIG-DL’s Annual Dutch Treat Dinner at Les 3 Brasseurs (1356 Sainte-Catherine St. W Montreal, QC H3G 2B2, Canada), a 6-minute walk from the conference hotel. All are welcome to join us (SIG DL member or not). We will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:15pm.

A bientot!

2013-14 SIG-DL Officers Election Results

Dear ASIS&T and SIG-DL members,

We are pleased to announce the newly-elected slate of SIG-DL officers. Your officers for 2013-2014 are:

Chair-elect:  Kevin Comerford
Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth (Lizzy) Rolando
Communications Officer: Tina Jayroe
Membership Officer: Lyne Da Sylva
Webmaster: Dot Porter

To learn more about your SIG-DL officers, you can read their bios at http://www.asis.org/SIG/sigdl/candidates-for-2013-elections/
Congratulations to the new officers!

Marisa Ramirez
SIG-DL Chair, 2012-2013

Susan Parham Wells
SIG-DL Chair, 2011-2012