Beyond the Repository Fringe 2009 - Call for Participation

Start: July 30, 2009
End: July 31, 2009
Place: Edinburgh, UK
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:

o Live demonstrations of innovative work;
o "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;
o Round Table discussions;
o Formal presentations or tutorials on related topics;
o 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
sideshows.
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