As we have three sessions running parallel to each other during the afternoon of Day 1 (DSpace 4.0 Update, EPrints Update, and Latest Developments in Hydra-land), we would like to ask attending delegates to sign up to one session in advance so that we can assign rooms to the sessions according to attendee numbers.
Registration for a session as early as possible would be much appreciated and can be done via the main Eventbrite page simply by selecting one of the sessions listed under the main Delegate registration – please note that there is no need to re-register as a Delegate unless you have not already registered.
In addition, we would like to ask all those interested in participating in this year’s Developer Challenge to sign up and register their interest as soon as possible. We have yet to confirm the schedule of this year’s Challenge but hope to do so soon, so please register your interest in taking part on the Eventbrite page. We have a £100 Amazon voucher for the winner too!
We are excited to be able to share with you the finalised programme for this year’s Repository Fringe event.
Tickets are selling fast so if you’ve not yet registered, you can register here.
See you in July!
We are delighted to announce that the keynote speaker at Repository Fringe 2014 will be Yvonne Budden from University of Warwick. The working title for her presentation is “The revolution has been cancelled: the current state of UK open access.”
We are also thrilled to have confirmation that the star of last year’s event, Robin Burgess of Glasgow School of Art, has also agreed to perform his new song on research data management! We can’t wait! If you missed last year’s performance you can check it out here.
More announcements to follow shortly…
In true unconference fashion the programme for this year is still being dusted down and we hope will be available for you this month. We have some great content to present, including a new song from last year’s star, Robin Burgess, and a keynote speaker confirmed which will be announced shortly!
In the meantime we are excited that the official 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme will be launched on Thursday so if you have already registered for Repository Fringe you might want to check out what else will be happening in the main Fringe to keep you entertained whilst you’re in town.
Repository Fringe goers may also be interested to hear that one of the key organisers of the event, the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), has organised a training workshop for Friday 1st August to coincide with Repository Fringe at the University of Edinburgh this year!
The DCC has a lot of demand for its Digital Curation 101 workshops which can be organised for individual institutions but this will be a special event open to all who wish to attend. Although part of the DC101 series of workshops, the event on 1st August will be an ‘Introduction to Data Management Planning and DMPonline’ aimed at helping attendees to understand funder requirements for data management and sharing, to understand what a data management plan is and to give participants an awareness of the DCC resource DMPonline, how to use is and how it can be customised by individual institutions – something for which they have seen great demand.
The workshop cost is £30 and includes refreshments and lunch – places are limited and registration is open now.
So if the workshop might benefit your institution, why not extend your trip to cover Repository Fringe and the DCC workshop, then you can indulge in a Friday night (or even a whole weekend!) in the buzz of Edinburgh on it’s first Festival Fringe weekend by enjoying some comedy, some theatre or even just some great street acts?!
You can now register for Repository Fringe 2014.
We are working hard to put together an unconference-style programme and hope to release more details in the next few weeks.
We hope to see you there!
Planning is well under way for this year’s Repository Fringe event, and the dates have been agreed so now is the time to mark out the 30th and 31st of July 2014 in your diaries!
This year’s event will see a return to a two-day format meaning that delegates only need to book one night’s accommodation in Edinburgh, though we would encourage those attending to stay on if possible, to make the most of all that Edinburgh has to offer over the Summer.
The programme is being discussed at the moment and we are expecting a final programme to be available from late March or early April at the latest. This year, we would expect to see a return to a Repository Fringe’s original unconference format, with more participation from delegates and fewer plenary sessions. This is where you come in! We would like to make the Repository Fringe an event that will be of real use to repository folk so we need your help to put together a programme that will be of the most benefit to delegates.
If you would be interested in sharing any of the work you’ve been doing over the last year, presenting on a topic close to your heart, or helping to facilitate a workshop then please get in touch with your ideas and suggestions. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
-Dominic Tate, University of Edinburgh