DCDC bursaries awarded

Four bursaries have been awarded for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, following a competition funded by The National Archives. The competition was open to students and others who would not otherwise be able to attend the event in November.

DCDC is a partnership between The National Archives, Research Libraries UK and Jisc, and brings together a diverse range of experiences from across the academic, heritage, archives and library sectors. The bursary awards reflect this diversity, with recipients from the academic, archive and museum sectors at various stages of their careers.

The bursaries will cover attendance at DCDC19, including a welcome social and dinner, UK travel, and accommodation for the duration of the conference. Applicants were asked to submit a form detailing why they wished to attend the conference and explain how it would benefit them in their role.

Corinne Lewis, Archives Assistant at Gwent Archives and bursary recipient, said: ‘I applied for the bursary because I want to learn more about transitioning to digital. I feel that having the opportunity to learn from such experienced practitioners will be invaluable for my studies. I’m thrilled to have received the bursary and am looking forward to the conference.’

After the conference, the bursary recipients will be blogging about their experiences at DCDC19, so keep an eye on our research Twitter account for more information.

DCDC19 is being held between 12 – 14 November in Birmingham. For information on the programme and to book your ticket, visit the DCDC website.

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