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Jul 262011

Repofringe organisers are asking all those registered for the event to confirm whether they are attending the special Friday event on Eventbrite.

Quoting from Lorna’s JISC CETIS blog – Please go to the CETIS blog for more workshop specific information.

“Encouraged by recent initiatives promoting the release of openly licensed educational resources there have been considerable developments in the innovative use of repositories, content management systems and web based tools to manage and share materials for teaching and learning. This event will bring together developers and implementers of open repositories, content management systems and other tools to present and discuss recent updates to their systems and their application to learning resources.

The speakers lined up for this event will cover a diverse range of topics that relate to “open systems”. These include open source repository system software, repositories of openly licensed content, open access repositories, open standards and open APIs.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Patrick Mc Sweeney, University of Southampton, talking about “Community Engagement in Teaching and Learning Repositories: ePrints, HumBox and OER”.
  • John Casey, University of the Arts, presenting the ALTO OER Ecosystem.
  • Dan Rehak of ADL, outlining progress on the US Learning Registry initiative.
  • Terry McAndrew, University of Leeds, “Getting Bioscience Open Educational resources into ‘Academic Orbit’. Tales from the OeRBITAL launchpad”.
  • Charles Duncan, Intrallect Ltd, will discuss the development of an item bank repository.

More speakers are still being confirmed so keep an eye on the agenda for updates.

Both the Repository Fringe and the CETIS workshop are free to attend and you can register for either or both events via Eventbrite here.”

 July 26, 2011  Posted by at 6:02 pm RFringe11 Comments Off on Friday’s JISC CETIS Workshop: Advances in Open Systems for Learning Resources
May 202011

Place: Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh
Date: 3-5 August 2011
Hashtag: #rfringe11

The University of Edinburgh with support from the Digital Curation Centre, EDINA, and Information Services are delighted to annouce that the 4th Annual Repository Fringe event will be held in the Informatics Forum on 3-5 August 2011. Further sponsors and supporters to be announced.

Repository Fringe aims to showcase a range of innovative repository and related developments to coincide with ‘preview week’ that precedes the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

  • Live demonstrations of innovative work;
  • “Lightning” presentations on any subject relating to current, or future repository endeavours;
  • Facilitated Round Table discussions;
  • Tutorials and presentations on related topics;
  • Workshops and developer day activities including a ‘Code Challenge’ and CETIS meeting: ‘Advances in Open Systems for Learning Resources’ on Friday, 5 August.

Keynote speakers will open and close Repository Fringe 2011.

The dates of the event coincide with the start of the Edinburgh Festival season, which includes Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (22 July – 31 July 2011), Edinburgh Art Festival (4 Aug – 4 Sept. 2011), Edinburgh Festival Fringe (5 Aug. – 29 Aug. 2011), Edinburgh International Festival (12 Aug. – 4 Sept. 2011), Edinburgh International Book Festival
(13 Aug. – 29 Aug.) as well as the usual impromptu street theatre, musicians and sideshows.

Registration for this free event will open shortly

University accommodation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book please contact the Bed and Breakfast Team on 0131 651 2007 or email them at

Alternatively visit:

For further enquiries contact:

 May 20, 2011  Posted by at 3:57 pm RFringe11 Comments Off on Repository Fringe 2011 – Call for Contributions