[open-science] Beyond the Repository Fringe 2009 - Call for Participation

Stuart Macdonald stuart.macdonald at ed.ac.uk
Thu Jun 18 14:21:39 UTC 2009

Beyond the Repository Fringe 2009 – Call for Participation

Place:		Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh
Date:		30th/31st July 2009
Wiki: 		http://wiki.repositoryfringe.org/
Email:		rf09 at ed.ac.uk
Hashtag: 	#RF09

Sponsored by JISC, the Beyond the Repository Fringe 2009 event will be 
hosted by the University of Edinburgh with support from the Digital 
Curation Centre, the School of Informatics, EDINA, and Information 
Services, as well as UKOLN and EPrints.

This year the Repository Fringe organisers aim to draw on and showcase a 
range of inspirational repository developments, including those produced 
from the JISC Rapid Innovation and Repository and Preservation 
programmes, plus various ‘barcamps’, ‘hackdays’ and repository challenges.

Designed for an audience of developers, repository managers and 
practitioners, the programme retains an ‘unconference’ feel to it, and 
seeks to canvass contribution from a wide range of repository actors for:

•	Live demonstrations of innovative work;
•	"Pecha Kucha" presentations on any subject relating to current, or 
future repository endeavours i.e. a presenter shows 20 images for 20 
seconds apiece, for a total time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds;
•	Round Table discussions;
•	Formal presentations or tutorials on related topics;
•	A ‘Code Challenge’ (details to be announced shortly).

Keynote speakers will open and close Beyond the Repository Fringe 2009 
and to accompany this event there will be a DCC Associates' Network 
meeting (delegates will be able to join the network and participate on 
the day) and a DISC-UK DataShare workshop on ‘research data requirements 
and digital repositories’.

The dates of the event coincide with the start of the buzzing Edinburgh 
Festival season, which includes the Jazz and Blues Festival (31 July – 9 
Aug), the Festival Fringe (7 Aug – 31 Aug), the Edinburgh International 
Festival (14 Aug – 6 Sept), and the Edinburgh Book Festival (15 Aug - 31 
Aug), as well as the usual impromptu street theatre, musicians and 

Register for this free event and sign up for a ‘performance’ of your 
choice at: http://beyondtherepositoryfringe-emailinvite.eventbrite.com/

University accommodation is available at pre-Festival prices on a 
first-come, first-served basis. To book please contact the Bed and 
Breakfast Team on 0131 651 2007 or email them at bed.breakfast at ed.ac.uk. 
Alternatively visit: 

For further enquiries contact: rf09 at ed.ac.uk.

Stuart Macdonald
on behalf of Repository Fringe Organising Committee

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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