Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC)

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) is an annual conference for the archive, library, museum and academic sectors.

Open and inclusive in its ethos, DCDC provides a platform for colleagues to come together in joint conversation, looking beyond their own specialisms to forge new partnerships and enhance the social, cultural and economic impact of our unique collections.

DCDC is run by The National Archives in collaboration with Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and Jisc.

The DCDC21 conference

The DCDC21 conference explored how crisis can act as a catalyst for change within libraries, archives, museums and cultural organisations. It looked at the impact that crisis can have on working practices, collections and audience engagement, and how periods of turbulence can lead to new opportunities for research and collaboration. It also examined how cultural heritage organisations can look beyond times of crisis and foster innovation and collaboration in their institutions and communities.

Videos of the presentations are available on the DCDC website.