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Data Management Conference: Call for Papers closes 10 April 2016

Mon 22 February 2016

Category: Call for Papers, Conference, London

Preserving and Protecting your Geological Assets in a time of Crisis

30 June – 1 July 2016
The Geological Society

This two-day conference is being organised jointly by the Geoscience Information Group (GIG) of the Geological Society of London and the Data Management Group of the PESGB, and is supported by BGS, CDA, PPDM and the Geological Curators’ Group of the Geological Society.

This meeting has been triggered in part by the huge drop in both oil and minerals prices over the last 12 months, and is an attempt to identify the different strategies and options available to ensure that our diverse geological assets (physical samples, hard copy and electronic documents, digital data, etc) are preserved and protected, and not lost in the resulting downsizing, layoffs, mergers and closures. We are also concerned that many of the Geological Surveys around the globe are also facing extraordinary pressures on their budgets at this time and could also be impacted by such cuts. Both factors are placing corporate and national collections in peril.

This meeting forms part of a series of biennial meetings held in conjunction with the PESGB and the meeting will be open to all members of the Geological Society, PESGB, BGS, CDA and PPDM.

Further information about the conference and registration forms will be available shortly.

We would welcome offers of papers on any topic related to the above theme.

To register your interest in attending the event or presenting a paper at this conference, please contact the conference organiser, Dr Paul Duller, or on +44 7713189384

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