Hyoungjoo Park: “Report on the 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)” (February 2014)

Written on 02/07/2014. Filed under Student Activity.

Report on the 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)
(February 24 – 27, 2014)

Hyoungjoo Park, Student

I really appreciate the support I received from Information Organization Research Group at the School of Information Studies which has enabled me to broaden my scholarly growth in Knowledge Organization (KO). I attended the 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) 2014 with IOrg Student Conference Support for both the conference and pre-workshop/post-workshop.

The conference topic was “Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business and society”. A particular topic of interest to me at the conference was “Preparing the workforce for digital curation: The iSchool perspective”. In this session, a Dean and faculties from several iSchools shared their experiences and directions in respect of iSchools for data professionals. Presenters discussed (1) ‘how to prepare future career opportunities and educational requirements for digital curation’, (2) ‘how to develop education programs in iSchool’ by identifying workforce trends and its challenges and gaps for educational programs, (3) identifying skills sets by analyzing eight years of job posting data such as metadata, metadata schema, preserving research outputs, data mining and preserving relevant project records.

My primary interest for attending IDCC 2014 was to get new ideas for knowledge sharing by using CIDOC (Internet Committee for Documentation Conceptual Reference Model), which is a new standard for knowledge sharing in cultural heritages (CIDOC CRM 2013). I had opportunities to see and ask questions on regarding what other scholars are currently studying, in respect of data sharing in data curation, during poster and presentation sessions. Moreover, my poster, titled “Integrated Geographic Data Visualization with Open Government Data: Seoul Metropolitan Government of Korea” gave me opportunities to get feedback from various points of view. Questions that I mostly received about my poster were regarding costing and economic measurement of government data usage from the public, which came mostly from European scholars and professionals.

Again, I really appreciate IOrg supporting me to attend IDCC 2014 so that I can broaden my scholarly growth in Knowledge Organization.

Works Cited
“What is the CIDOC CRM,” The CIDOC CRM, accessed February 12, 2014, http://www.cidoc-crm.org/index.html# .