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"A centre of excellence in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information and cultural heritage communities."

UKOLN is based at the University of Bath.

Past Events

This page provides information on previous UKOLN workshops and conferences.


Workshops held in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 and 1995


IWMW 2013: Institutional Web Management Workshop: "What Next?", 26-28 June 2013, University of Bath

RDMF Special Event: Funding Research Data Management: "A conversation with the funders"; 25 April 2013, Birmingham


RDMF9: Shaping the infrastructure: "Technology aspirations for research data management": This Research Data Management Forum will consider not only the technology solutions that are being offered but also the policies and players who are shaping them; 14 - 15 November 2012, Madingley Hall, Cambridge.

Future Citations Hackdays: A free event for those interested in the area of Citation Data Analysis, to take place over 27-28 September 2012 in Birmingham.

DCC Data Management Roadshows: The DCC roadshows are touring the regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland during 2012. They are designed to allow every institution in the UK to prepare for effective research data management and understand more about how the DCC can help.

The DevCSI Open Repositories Developer Challenge 2012: at OR2012, 9-12 July 2012, Edinburgh

IWMW 2012: Institutional Web Management Workshop 2012: "Embedding Innovation", 18-20 June 2012, University of Edinburgh

Dev8D 2012: A structured programme of exceptional speakers, training sessions, innovation and exchange for developers:
14-16 February 2012, University of London Union

CERIF Tutorial and UK Data Surgery: A free event which forms part of JISC's Research Information Management (RIM) programme in conjunction with euroCRIS and UKOLN: 9 February 2012, Bath Ventures Innovation Centre, University of Bath


IMPACT/myGrid Hackathon: A free 2-day developer workshop/hackathon which aims to encourage take-up and further development of tools developed by the IMPACT Project: 14 - 15 November 2011, University of Manchester

DevCSI / GECO Open Mapping Workshop: A one-day workshop exploring open mapping techniques: 25 August 2011, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

Agile Prototyping Techniques: A one-day workshop exploring various paper-based agile design techniques: 23 August 2011, Watershed, Bristol

Quick Wins with Apache SOLR - A one-day workshop providing a thorough introduction to SOLR: 15 August 2011, London Mathematical Society

DevCSI and RepoFringe11 Hackathon / Challenge - A free two-day hackathon / developer challenge running in parallel with Repository Fringe 2011, 3 - 4 August, 2011, University of Edinburgh

IWMW 2011: Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011: Responding to Change, 26 - 27 July 2011, University of Reading

Open Data and the Institutional Web - A two-day event hacking content, systems and services for institutional / open data, 25 - 26 July, 2011, University of Reading

JISC Digital Preservation Benefits Analysis Tools Project Dissemination Workshop - free 1-day JISC workshop, organised by UKOLN, 12 July 2011: 12.30 -16.00 at London South Bank University

Accessibility Hackday - A11y Hackspace - DevCSI two-day workshop: 21 - 22 June 2011- bringing together developers, accessibility (a11y) users and experts, Conference Aston Hotel and Conference Centre, Aston Triangle, Birmingham

Cloud Workshop - DevCSI workshop: 27 May 2011, University of Southampton

Open Educational Resources (OER) Hackday - A two-day event hacking content, systems and services for open educational resources: 31 March - 1 April 2011, Manchester Conference Centre

The Social Web: Opportunities in Difficult Times - UKOLN/MLA Workshop: 22 February 2011, University of Leicester

Dev8D 2011 - 16-17 February 2011, University of London Union

The Social Web: Opportunities in Difficult Times - UKOLN/MLA Workshop: 3 February 2011, University of Manchester

The Social Web: Opportunities in Difficult Times - UKOLN/MLA Workshop: 26 January 2011, Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Linked Data Hackdays - 13-14 January 2011, Learning and Research Technology (ILRT), Bristol, BS8 1HH


The Metadata Forum - Metadata For Complex Objects - 10 December 2010, University of York

Workflow Tools: An examination of current tools used to model workflows and business processes - 30 November 2010, Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

Agile Prototyping - 23 November, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester

DCC Roadshows - 2-4 November 2010, University of Bath

Mashed Libraries 2010 - Mash Spa - 29 October 2010, Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

RDMF5: Economics of Applying and Sustaining Digital Curation - 27-28 October 2010, Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester

IWMW 2010: Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010, 12-14 July 2010, University of Sheffield

JISC Developer Days - 24 - 27 February 2010, University of London Union

Pair-Programming - 19 January 2010, University of Exeter


A. Rose, by any other name: A workshop on authority control - 23 October 2009 - CILIP HQ, Ridgmount St, London

CIG Standards Forum and CIG AGM - 28 September - CILIP HQ, Ridgmount St, London

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for the mass digitisation of textual materials: Improving Access to Text - 24 September - UKOLN, University of Bath

Rapid Innovation in Development - 3-4 September - City of Manchester Stadium Conference Centre (invitation only)

IWMW 2009: Institutional Web Management Workshop 2009, 28-30 July 2009, University of Essex.

Registry Community Workshop - 24 July 2009, Novotel, York

SUETr Multi Media Deposits Event - 30 March 2009, York St John University.

International Repositories Workshop - 16-17 March 2009 Radisson SAS Hotel, Amsterdam

SUETr Understanding User Requirements Event - 11 March 2009, University of Bath.

A National Research Data Service for the UK? An International Conference on the UK Research Data Service Feasibility Study - 26 February 2009, The Royal Society, London.

SUETr Repository Policy Event - 18 February 2009, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

SUETr Embedding Repositories Event - 10 February 2009, University of Lincoln


IWMW 2008: Institutional Web Management Workshop, 22-24 July 2008, University of Aberdeen.

UKOLN 30th Anniversary - Thursday 10 April, British Library Conference Centre

CIG Standards Seminars - Wednesday 2 April, University of Manchester, UK. Organised by CIG and co-ordinated by UKOLN


Exploiting the Potential of Blogs and Social Networks - 26 November 2007, Austin Court, Birmingham

CIG Standards Forum and CIG AGM - 26 September 2007

IWMW2007: Institutional Web Management Workshop, 16-18 July 2007, University of York.

Repositories Support Project (RSP) Summer School - 27-29 June 2007, Dartington College, Totnes, Devon.

Blogging from the Backroom - A CIG Occasional Seminar - 8 June 2007, CILIP HQ, London.

Digitisation Workshop - 26 February 2007, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London

Atlantic Workshop on Long Term Knowledge Retention (LTKR) - 12-13 February 2007, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, UK

Content Packaging for Complex Objects: Technical Workshop - 1 February 2007, Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol

MPEG 21 - DIDL Tutorial - 31 January 2007 Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol


Discovery and Access: Standards and the Information Chain - 7 December 2006, Bonhill House, London

Exploiting The Potential Of Wikis - 3 November 2006, Austin Court, Birmingham

Digital repositories supporting eResearch: exploring the eCrystals Federation Model - 20 October 2006, London Metropole Hotel

JISC Data Cluster Consultation Workshop - 10 October 2006, CCLRC, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK

IWMW 2006: Institutional Web Management Workshop, 14-16 June 2006, University of Bath, UK

Managing Disruptive Technologies Workshop - 24 February 2006, University of Warwick, UK


Think Digital: Best Practices for Digital Resources across the Cultural Heritage Sector Workshop - 10 November 2005, Houghton Library, Houghton-le-Spring, UK

Benchmarking Web Sites SWMLAC Workshop - 24 October 2005, Truro College, UK

Beyond Email: Collaborative Technologies For the 21st Century SWMLAC Workshop - 21 September 2005, University of Bath, UK

Distributed Services Registry Workshop - was held 14-15 July 2005 - University of Warwick

IWMW 2005 Institutional Web Management Workshop, 6-8 July 2005 - University of Manchester.

The DELOS Digital Repositories: Interoperability and Common Services Workshop was held at The Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete 11-13 May, 2005.

eBank and CCLRC Workshop - took place on 18 February 2005 at the University of Bath.

The Digital Cultural Content Forum 2005 - was held at The Mill and Old Swan Conference Centre, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, 11-13 February 2005.

Using the IESR: what's in it for you? - was held on 12 January 2005 at the Institute for Historical Research, London


IWMW 2004 Institutional Web Management Workshop, 27-29 July 2004, University of Birmingham

Public Library Web Managers Workshop - took place on 5 & 6 May 2004

JISC Terminology Services Workshop - was held at the CBI Conference Centre, London 13 February 2004

CD Focus Schema Workshop - the CD Focus held a Schema Forum at the CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, London on Thursday 12 February 2004.

ePrints UK Bath Workshop - The ePrints UK Project ran a workshop at the University of Bath that provided an introduction to eprints and institutional repositories and the issues surrounding them, 6 February 2004


OpenURL Meeting - An event organised by the JIBS User Group and UKOLN as a result of a growing interest within the academic library community of the issues surrounding OpenURL linking. The meeting took place at The Diskus Conference Centre, London on the 17 September 2003.

The Fourth Open Archives Forum Workshop - In Practice, Good Practice: the Future of Open Archives - took place at UKOLN, University of Bath, 4-5 September 2003.

Bath Profile Four Years On: what's being done in the UK? - was held on 7 July 2003, at the Francis Hotel, Bath.

IWMW 2003 Institutional Web Management Workshop, 11-13 June 2003, University of Kent.

Schemas and ontologies: building a semantic infrastructure for GRIDs and digital libraries - UKOLN and the National e-Science Centre held the second in a series of workshops in Edinburgh on May 16 2003.

Mapping the Information Landscape: A Showcase of Collection Description Projects and Services - This Collection Description Focus Showcase Event was held at The British Library, London on 25 March 2003.

CORES Schema Creation/Registration Workshop - took place in SZTAKI, Budapest, 6-7 March 2003.

The 5th Collection Description Workshop - was held on Thursday 30 January 2003, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

MEG Schema Creation Workshop - was was held on Tuesday, 21 January, 2003, University of Bath


Collection-Level Description and Collection Management: Tool for the trade or information trade-off? - the fourth Collection Description Focus Workshop was held on Friday 8 November 2002, University of Newcastle, Castle Leazes Halls of Residence. The workshop explored the relationship between collection-level description and collection management.

Creating e-citizens: developing public library Websites for 2005 - This event offered the chance to see how public library Websites fit into the government's plans to make all services electronically available by 2005. 5-6 November 2002, University of Bath

IWMW 2002: Institutional Web Management Workshop: The Pervasive Web, 18-20 June 2002, University of Strathclyde.

Realising the potential of collection-level description: Practitioners and policy makers share experiences - The second Collection Description Briefing Day was held on Tuesday 14 May 2002 at the British Library, London.

Raising standards for collection description subjects and strength in CLDs - The third Collection Description Focus workshop was held on Thursday 21 March 2002 at the Wolfson Suite, University of Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh.

Multi-purpose metadata for collections: creating reusable CLDs - The second Collection Description Focus workshop was held on Friday 8 February 2002 at Aston Business School.


The SCHEMAS project hosted a one-day workshop - Sharing schemas; progress and future plans - on 30 November 2001 in The Hague

Digitisation workshop at the University of Bristol - TASI and UKOLN ran a one day workshop on Friday 23 November 2001 entitled 'You've digitised but now what?' that aims to help those who are running digitisation projects focus on ways of ensuring the longer-term sustainability of services and widening access to their collection.

Thinking Collectively - approaches to collections and collection description, held on Thursday 1 November 2001, at Staff House, Manchester Conference Centre, UMIST, Manchester

Managing resources and enhancing access through collection level descriptions - Collection Description Focus ran a Briefing Day at the British Library on 22nd October 2001 for Senior Information Managers and Policy Makers.

IWMW 2001: Institutional Web Management Workshop: Organising Chaos, 25-27 June, 2001, Queen's University, Belfast

Two one-day workshops presented by the eLib hybrid library projects  co-ordinated by UKOLN and supported by the DNER. 20 and 27 February 2001, Manchester and Edinburgh


Information Infrastructures for Digital Preservation. - a one-day workshop, 6 December, 2000, York.

Interoperability at the Coalface. A one day management briefing - 24 November 2000, Church House, Westminster

2nd Schemas Workshop: publishing and sharing your metadata application profile - a 2-day workshop 23-24 November 2000, Bonn,Germany

The Future is Hybrid - a one-day workshop, 1 November 2000 The BritishLibrary, London

Public Library Web Managers Workshop: Managing the Virtual Branch - A three-day day workshop, 10-12 October 2000, University of Bath.

IWMW 200: Institutional Web Management Workshop: The Joined-Up Web, 6-8 September 2000, University of Bath

MODELS 11: UKOLN/mda Terminology Workshop - 11-12 January 2000, The Stakis Hotel, Bath


Running a Public Library Web Site - a workshop held 15-16 November1999.

Models Workshop 10 was on the subject of Rights Management - 1-2 November 1999.

Models Workshop 9:MIA for Hybrid Information Environments, supported by the eLib ProgrammeOffice and held at Scarman House Traning and Conference Centre, Universityof Warwick, 13-14 October, 1999.

IWMW 1999 Institutional Web Management Workshop: The Next Steps, 7-9 September 1999, Goldsmith College, London.

IMesh Framework Workshop - Scarman House, University of Warwick, 2-4 June 1999 (delegates by invitation).


IWMW 1998: Institutional Web Management, University of Newcastle, 15-17 September 1998

MODELS 8 an integrated environment for learning and teaching - July 1998

MODELS 7 - the MODELS Information Architecture (MIA): deployment  - May 1998

MODELS 6 - a distributed national electronic resource? - February 1998


Facing the Legal Challenges of Providing Internet Access in HEIs - October 1997. This JISC organised workshop was held on at Burleigh Court,University of Loughborough. Materials from the workshop are available online.

IWMW 1997: Running An Institutional Web Service, July 1997, King's College, London

Metadata - what is it? - June 1997. A Post-conference Seminar organised by UKOLN on behalf of theJISC's Committee on Electronic Information JISC/CNI/BLRIC/CAUSE/CAULConference.

Working Together: A Planning Retreat for Directors of Library/Information/Computing Services - June 1997. A two-day JISC/CNI/BLRIC/CAUSE/CAUL workshop.

Managing access to a distributed library resource - April 1997 - a MODELS workshop

The Workstation is the Library: The information workstation as interface to the digital library - March 1997 : British Library Research and Innovation Centre symposium.


Integrating access to resources across domains - December 1996 - a MODELS workshop

Z39.50: current implementations - Libtech, September 1996

National Scale Resource Discovery - July 1996 - a MODELS workshop.

Metadata workshop II - April 1996. Organised by the OCLC Office of Research and UKOLN (as part of the MODELS project)


Document Discovery and Supply workshop - December 1995 - MODELS Workshop

Long Term Preservation of Electronic Materials - November 1995 - report

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Conferences held in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995 and 1992.


8th International Digital Curation Conference: "Infrastructure, Intelligence, Innovation: driving the Data Science agenda", 14-17 January 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


7th International Digital Curation Conference: Public? Private? Personal? navigating the open data landscape: 6-7 December 2011, Bristol, UK

JISC Research Information Management (RIM) Projects Final Event: A major conference showcasing the work of the second round of RIM Projects: 20 September 2011, Manchester Conference Centre


6th International Digital Curation Conference - 6-8 December 2010, Chicago, USA

Every cloud has a silver lining? Changes in cataloguing in 'interesting times' - 13-15 September 2010, University of Exeter.

The JISC/CNI Meeting 2010 - 1-2 July 2010, The Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh

Survive or Thrive - 8-9 June 2010 - Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa, Manchester


5th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC 2009) - 2-4 December 2009 - Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London

A National Research Data Service for the UK? An International Conference on the UK Research Data Service Feasibility Study - 26 February 2009, The Royal Society, London


4th International Digital Curation Conference - 1-3 December 2008, Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh

CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference - 3–5 September 2008, University of Strathclyde

The JISC/CNI Meeting: Transforming the UserExperience - Hastings Europa Hotel, Belfast - 10-11 July 2008


3rd International Digital Curation Conference - Washington DC, USA - 11-13 December 2007


DCC Conference 2006 - Hilton Glasgow Hotel, Glasgow - 21-22 November 2006

CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group Annual Conference - University of East Anglia - 13-15 September 2006

THE JISC/CNI Meeting Envisioning future challenges in networked information - Park Inn York (formerly York Moat House) - 6-7 July 2006


Information for official NRG members and NRG supporting delegates - The Watershed, Bristol - 17 November 2005

National Representatives Group Conference: Inspiring eLearning: the European Cultural Information Space - The Watershed, Bristol - 16 November 2005

MICHAEL: towards a catalogue for the European digital library - UK Presidency of the EU 2005, The Watershed, Bristol - 15 November, 2005

Ensuring Long-term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical data (PV 2005) - Royal Society, Edinburgh, UK - 21-23 November 2005

1st International Digital Curation Conference - Hilton Bath City, Bath, UK - 29-30 September 2005


Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues - The JISC-funded CC-interop project completed its work during 2004 and held a one-day conference to disseminate the key findings of the project on 11 November 2004 at the British Library.

ECDL 2004 - 12-17 September 2004, University of Bath

JISC CNI 2004 - 8 - 9 July 2004, Brighton

JISC Joint Programmes Meeting 2004 took place on 6-7 July 2004, Brighton


The 4th International JISC/CNI Conference - co-ordinated by UKOLN took place on 26-27 June 2002.

The Second DLI All Projects Meeting - took place on 24-25 June 2002, Edinburgh.

REVEALed: the truth behind the National Database of Resources in Accessible Formats - A joint seminar took place on 26 June 2002, organised by the Library Association Cataloguing and Indexing Group and UKOLN

REVEALed: the truth behind the National Database of Resources in Accessible Formats - A joint seminar organised by the Library Association Cataloguing and Indexing Group and UKOLN - Working with partners from Resource, CIMI, and the US Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the UKOLN Interoperability Focus followed up on a successful meeting in London last year by inviting forty senior representatives of Cultural Heritage sector digital content creation programmes to a two-day meetinin Washington, DC, 2002


Developing an agenda for institutional e-print archives - on behalf of the DNER and CURL, UKOLN co-ordinated a one day Open Archives event on 11th July 2001 which took place in London at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers at No. 1 Birdcage Walk, London


Preservation 2000: An International Conference on the Preservation and Long Term Accessibility of Digital Materials - 7-8 December 2000

Bringing Coherence to Networked Information for the New Century - a UKOLN co-ordinated JISC/CNI conference, to be held 14th - 16th June 2000, at The Moat House, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. (15/03/00) - including Presentations from Speakers

Library Resource Sharing and Discovery: Catalogues for the 21st Century: details of a one day workshop on the 11th April 2000 at the University of Glasgow presented by the eLib Clump Projects and co-ordinated by UKOLN.

Library Resource Sharing and Discovery: Catalogues for the 21st Century - 3 March 2000 (London) presented by the eLib Clump Projects and co-ordinated by UKOLN.


Library Resource Sharing and Discovery: Catalogues for the Future: details of a one-day workshop presented by the eLib Clump Projects on 22 March 1999 at The British Library, St. Pancras.


General information for the eLib conference Information Ecologies: the impact of new information 'species', held in York, 2-4 December 1998

Joint RLG and NPO Preservation Conference Guidelines for Digital Imaging 28th - 30 September 1998

Information landscapes for a learning society: Networking and the future of libraries 3 29th - 30th June and 1st July 1998 at The University of Bath.


Facing the Legal Challenges of Providing Internet Access in HEIs - 23 October 1997, University of Loughborough. Organised by The JISC with support from UKOLN.

BEYOND THE BEGINNING: The Global Digital Library, June 1997. An international conference organised by UKOLN on behalf of JISC, CNI, BLRIC, CAUS and CAUL


Networked Information in an International Context - 9-10 February 1996, Ramada Hotel, Heathrow, London


Networking and the Future of Libraries 2 - 19-21 April 1995, University of Bath


Networking and the Future of Libraries 1 - September 1992 - University of Bath

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