The draft programme for the Fourth African Scholarship and Curation Conference (and its workshops) from 17-19 May 2011 has been posted on the website: see http://www.nedicc.ac.za/test/Programme.aspx. The registration function has been activated. We look forward to welcoming you at the conference!
There is an early bird discount (providing we receive your registration fees before 15 April 2011).
We would appreciate your assistance in distributing information about the conference to colleagues in Africa.
4th African Conference for Digital Scholarship and Curation
Dates: 17 -19 May 2011
Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
'Innovation & collaboration in the digital research and learning environments'
Collaboration is an acknowledged and important source of innovative thinking. The rapid development of new and emerging technologies have ensured that the creation and pursuit of new ideas can be brought to community by networks of individuals, selected because of their individual contributions and credibility, and operating in a coordinated manner. This conference will attempt to surface some of the innovations brought about as a result of such collaborations. We will also endeavour to highlight the role technology plays in enabling collaborations and in collectively building repositories of data and knowledge.
The deployment of powerful computers, high-speed networks, and large scale storage technologies has made the academic and research landscape increasingly dynamic. Emerging professional are much more information and computer literate than ever before. They also have a very different expectation for both the university and work experience. These transformations oblige us in academia, research and the general information service provision industry to seriously seek and develop strategies and solutions to effectively harness the new opportunities. The 2-day conference is organized under the joint banner of the Network of Data and Information Curation Centres (NeDICC), the University of Botswana and the University of Pretoria (South Africa). The conference will address various issues of digital scholarship, digital curation and the accompanying emerging technologies.