UKCORR Inaugural Meeting
SHERPA Plus is pleased to announce the public launch of UKCoRR - the UK Council of Research Repositories; which will hold its inaugural meeting in Nottingham on Monday, May 21st, 2007.
UKCoRR will be an independent professional body to allow repository managers to share experiences and discuss issues of common concern. It will give repository managers a group voice in national discussions and policy development independent of projects or temporary initiatives.
Purpose of UKCORR
Developments over the past few years have meant that there is now a large and growing body of professionals engaged in repository management, development and maintenance. These new activities have been introduced in different institutions in different ways, with varying levels of support and resource. As repositories grow in recognition and importance, the role of the repository manager will also evolve and it is important that we can grow together as a community and learn from each other and our experiences.
Part of the inaugural meeting in Nottingham will be discussion about the future direction of role of UKCoRR and what repository managers as a professional community would like to get from the group.
We would like to invite all UK-based research repository administrators to come to the meeting to discuss issues relating to managing and expanding their repositories and their own roles: not just advocacy, but issues of training and support, policy and professional development.
The intention is for UKCoRR to develop as an independent body: we are grateful to JISC for the seedcorn funding for the initiation and launch of UKCORR as a development from the SHERPA Plus project.
Several feeder events are also being announced which will contribute towards discussions on the day. These events are being held around the country: we hope there is one near you that you can get along to. If not, we will be circulating a brief discussion document to all repository administrators whose contact details we have, to ask for their input. If you would like to be included on this list then do contact us.
A Group for Repository Managers, by Repository Managers
Please note that these dates are primarily experience sharing events intended for current or intending administrators or managers of Open Access research repositories.
We look forward to seeing you in Nottingham on the 21st May
Bookings for this event are now CLOSED
For a full listing of SHERPA presentations and events - see the online diary of future engagements.