UKCORR and Regional Events
There are a number of events being held in April and May across the UK of interest to repository administrators. Delegates to these events will have the opportunity to feed into the development of UKCORR as a new national body designed to enable, support and coordinate research repository practitioners across the UK.
These events will focus on the issues and challenges currently faced in the workplace by Repository Managers working in HE and will be primarily interactive and discursive in nature, with the intention of identifying issues and requirements facing us as professionals.
As part of the SHERPA Plus project, SHERPA is holding a series of half day roadshow events across the UK. Attendees have an opportunity to contribute to the UKCORR discussions, with the series ending in St Andrews on 11th April.
A further two regional events are planned to further expand on the issues that have been raised so far and to gather thoughts and opinions. Colleagues in the South West and Wales will be contributing to UKCoRR through discussions at meetings already announced to the regional community - see further details below.
This coverage of events in Scotland, Wales, the SW, the North/Midlands and the SE should mean that there will be an event close to you for your contribution. If you cannot get along, then 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 make sure you are included on this list then do contact us.
New Regional Events - poster available
- Tuesday 24th April 13:00-16:30 Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds, West Yorkshire
- Tuesday 1st May 9:30-13:00, Library, LSE, London
Please note that these dates are primarily experience sharing events intended for current, or forthcoming, administrators or managers of Open Access research repositories. They are not suitable for individuals who are not working in the sector.
The subsequent national day long workshop to found the UKCoRR will be held at the University of Nottingham on Monday 21st May.
Attendance at these events is free, and refreshments will be provided. Apart from the SHERPA RoadShows, these meetings are being financially supported by the JISC Repositories Support Project. Due to space restrictions, places at the regional events are limited, and early booking is advised.
To book attendance at the Leeds and London events please contact us through the link below.
For further details on the other events, then see below.
Programme & Agenda for Leeds and London
These events will focus on the challenges, issues and current concerns of Open Access research repository practitioners, and related suggestions for topics of discussion are invited. Suggestions so far include:
- Dealing with repository costs and funding
- Staffing roles and resources in repositories - managing the mix
- Identifying skill-sets for repository managers - and how to fill in the blank
- Sharing comparisons with other institutions - what is the best resourcing and organisation?
- Technical support requirements - what is required and how to get it
- Dealing with IPR and copyright - what responsibilities do we take on?
- The identification of repository management as a professional role - what are the implications of this?
These are just suggestions; we welcome more and each event will be focused on the areas of direct concern to their attendees.
Colleagues in Scotland will have the chance to contribute to discussions through attendance at the SHERPA Plus RoadShow in St Andrews on 11th April. For booking, contact Gareth Johnson through the booking page for the RoadShow events. We hope to see you in Nottingham in May at the inaugural UKCoRR meeting - see the separate page for details on this event.
Colleagues in Wales can contribute to these discussions at a pre-arranged meeting : for details and attendance at this meeting, contact Stuart Lewis at Aberystwyth.
Colleagues in the South-West can contribute through a meeting being organised
by the University of Southampton on the 24th April 2007 at the University
of Southampton. There is a dedicated
webpage for this meeting: please register for this meeting by emailling
Please note that these dates are primarily experience sharing events intended for current, or forthcoming, administrators or managers of Open Access research repositories. They are not suitable for individuals who are not working in the sector. To reserve a space, or for more information, please email Gareth Johnson by Friday 20th April 2007, giving:
- Your name
- Your institution
- Your occupation or role
- Your contact details
Attendance at these events is free, and refreshments will be provided. Apart from the SHERPA RoadShows, these meetings are being financially supported by the Repositories Support Project. Due to space restrictions, places at the regional events are limited, and early booking is advised.
For a full listing of SHERPA presentations and events - see the online diary of future engagements.