The second UKCoRR meeting was held at the University of Nottingham on Friday 23rd November 2007.
UKCoRR is an independent body for repository managers, administrators and staff in the UK. UKCoRR aims to:
- promote repository management as a recognised and respected profession
- provide a forum for discussion and exchange of experience
- represent the views and concerns of those who work with repositories in organisational, policy and strategic development
UKCoRR has a vision of the work of repository management as a professionally recognised and supported role within UK research institutions. Membership of UKCoRR is limited (with some exceptions) to those directly involved in the day-to-day activities of a repository. The meeting will provide an opportunity for UKCoRR members to meet and discuss their experiences and recent developments in the UK repository community. The Event Programme is available on request.
Please note this was an event for UKCoRR members only. Repository managers and administrators interested in joining UKCoRR should visit the membership page.
Presentations & Notes
Ahmed Abu-Zayed “Mandating e-theses:issues & barriers @ Exeter”
Jackie Knowles “Names project”
Christopher Pressler “Nottingham ePrints Event & OA Publication Fund”
David Flanders “JISC CRIG(Common Repository Interface Group)”
Catherine Jones “Versioning and Institutional Repositories: What VIF might do for you”
Mary Robinson “Repository Staff and Skills Set”
The above presentations are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
Feedback from members
Of those that completed feedback forms 57% were very happy with the day, 38% happy with 4% average and no one was unhappy with the day.
Suggestions for future events included suggestions for future topics, a suggestion to have smaller discussion groups on key issues rather than one big group discussion and more presentations/discussion of practical repository implementation.
All images (c) 2007 UKCoRR. Reuse permitted under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 license