Attending IDCC ’10

by wsampson

6th International Digital Curation Conference banner

I’m happy to break the months-long silence here just to say I’ll be heading to the 6th International Digital Curation Conference in Chicago, Monday to Wednesday of this week. I’ll be manning the poster for the Dr. Winget’s Preserving Games research project, explaining to all willing passerby our findings regarding record creation in video game development and some key implications for curation of these records.

I’ll be able to catch a few talks on Tuesday and Wednesday before heading out. Just a few I’m interested in hearing:

  • “Idiosyncrasy at Scale: Data Curation in the Humanities.” John Unsworth, Dean & Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science & Director Illinois Informatics Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • “Linking to Scientific Data: Identity Problems of Unruly and Poorly Bounded Digital Objects” Laura Wynholds, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • “DataStaR: Using the Semantic Web approach for Data Curation” Huda Khan, Brian Caruso, Brian Lowe, Jon Corson-Rikert, Diane Dietrich & Gail Steinhart, Cornell University.
  • “Dependency Analysis of Legacy Digital Materials to Support Emulation Based Preservation” Aaron Hsu & Geoffrey Brown, Indiana University.
  • “What constitutes successful format conversion? Towards a formalisation of “intellectual content” C.M.Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies LLC.
  • “Assessing the preservation condition of large and heterogeneous electronic records collections with visualizations” Maria Esteva, Weijia Xu, Suyog Dutt Jain & Jennifer Lee, University of Texas at Austin

DCC seems to be pretty serious about “amplifying” the conference to non-attendees and attendees alike. There’s a Twitter account (@idcc10) and a Netvibes dashboard, which will host all manner of media and feeds for the conference.

Here’s the ‘Minute Madness’ slide, which accompanies (appropriately enough) a one-minute rundown of the project:

Winget-Sampon IDCC '10 Minute Madness Slide

IDCC '10 Minute Madness Slide

Here’s the PowerPoint slide.