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).

Visit the DCDC website.

DCDC19: Navigating the digital shift

DCDC19 will explore the possibilities of the digital shift for collections, audience expectations, and professional practices. It seeks to go beyond recounting the huge change that the digital shift has represented, and to examine possibilities for the future.


Registration is now open for DCDC19. You can find out more, see the programme and book your place through Eventbrite.



This year, we are offering five bursaries, funded by The National Archives, for those who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Visit the main DCDC website for information on how you can apply for a bursary.