Discovering Collections: Discovering Communities conference 2023 opens call for papers

After two years of online-only conferences, DCDC23 returns both in-person and online 11-13 July at Durham University.

The call for papers for this year’s conference is now open, and proposals can be submitted on the DCDC call for papers page, with a deadline of 31 March 2023.  

Organised jointly by the British Library, the National Archives and Jisc, DCDC23 is one of the largest cross-cultural sector conferences in the UK and will bring together professionals from across the galleries, libraries, archives, museums and academia (GLAMA) sector. 

Archivists, librarians, heritage professionals and academics will be exploring ways of enhancing cross-sector collaboration between professional communities during the three-day event.    

It is the first conference in the series since Jisc and the National Archives welcomed the British Library as a co-organiser in October last year.  

Organisers are looking for papers that reflect the chosen themes of the conference, based around the challenges facing the sector and the opportunities they present for innovative new ways of working.  

The DCDC23 organisers also aim to create opportunities for its community to discuss the challenges of navigating the interplay between physical collections and digital, virtual ones.  

Neil Grindley, director of content and discovery at Jisc, said:  

“The pandemic has catalysed a radical reimagining of how we work in the GLAMA sector. How we collaborate, interact, engage with our communities, and the skills and tools we rely on have all changed substantially. DCDC23 is an opportunity for our communities to reflect on these changes and look to find new ways to work and collaborate. We look forward to seeing what our colleagues bring forward for discussion.” 

For more details on how to submit a paper for the event, please visit the DCDC23 conference call for papers page.