5th African Conference for Digital Scholarship & Curation 2013

UNITE Building, Gate 8, UKZN, Durban, South Africa

26 June, 2013 – 28 June, 2013

Research data in the advance of education, research and innovation

Data collation, analysis and distribution are functions integral to digital scholarship and increasingly shape our data management and curation activities. Data infrastructures for advanced education, research and innovation are defined across a broad spectrum, ranging from virtual worlds and online gaming to laboratory instrumentation and large scale earth observations. This conference aims to surface the opportunities and challenges that emergent data infrastructures bring to current and future scholarship.



Conference videos


Click below to view the recorded video of this conference


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Conference Photographs


Photos taken by Louise Patterton during last week's conference...



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Live Video Broadcast


Follow the conference proceeding live on 26 and 27 June  via video broadcast at: http://broadcast.ukzn.ac.za/adsc5

Apply for free access the video archive at: adsc5@ukzn.ac.za


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Fast Track Registration


Early bird registration will expire on 25 May. To fast track the registration process, download the registration form:


and return with proof of payment to: ADSC5@ukzn.ac.za


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ADSC5: Early Bird Registration Reminder


Thank you for your interest in the 5th African Conference for Digital Scholarship and Curation, to be co-hosted by NeDICC and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in Durban, South Africa, from 26-28 June 2013, under the theme: Research data in the advance of education, research and innovation.

Early bird registration is open until 25 May at a cost of R3,000 (incl.);  late registration thereafter at R3,500 (incl). 

To register now, please log in and follow the link under Information on the right hand side:


Issued on behalf of National Planning Committee:   Dr Martie van Deventer (CSIR); Mrs Susan Veldsmann (ASSAf); Mr Hein Spingies (NRF); Dr Dale Peters (UKZN)


Posted: 2013-05-14

Registration Notice


The programme committee is pleased to announce that the registration for the 5th African Conference for Digital Scholarship and Curation is now open.

Please register online for more information on the preliminary programme, pre- and post-conference workshops, and general delegate information.

To register, create a user account or log in using an existing user account. Conference Information options will become available in the bottom right hand area of your browser screen.


Notice issued on behalf of the 2013 Programme Committee:

Mr Wim Hugo, SAEON; Prof Stephen Mutula, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Prof Ekow Otoo, WITS; Dr Dale Peters, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Dr Angelina Totolo, University of Botswana; Dr Martie van Deventer, CSIR; Mrs Susan Veldsman, ASSAf

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Call for e-Posters


Proposals are invited to submit abstracts (not more than 250 words) for eposters to be showcased at the conference. Deadline for submissions: 28 March 2013.

Electronic posters will be displayed at the venue on electronic display boards for the duration of the Conference as well as on the Conference web site. Electronic poster proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Programme Committee and evaluated according to their contribution to the Conference theme: Research data in the advance of education, research and innovation.

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Call for Papers


The Conference Planning Committee invites proposals to chair relevant sessions; or abstracts for papers and workshops presented at the conference.

Deadline for submissions: Extended until 28 February 2013

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