Aug 082011

Thank you to everyone who participated in Repository Fringe 2011!

We are currently uploading the presentations, sorting through the images, tidying up blog posts and generally organising the record of the event. Videos will be added soon along with links to your blog posts and tweets about the event so do keep an eye on the blog over the next week or so.

In the meantime we are very keen to know what you thought of Repository Fringe 2011.

If you attended the event in person

You will have had a feedback form in your pack. If you filled this in then you are wonderful and we have your feedback form already. If you didn’t fill this in (or forgot to return it to us) then please fill in our online survey.

If you attended the event online via streaming, live blogs, twitter etc.

Please fill in our online feedback form – we are particularly keen to hear what went well, what we could do better, and any other comments you may have on the experience of being an online participant.

 August 8, 2011  Posted by at 11:15 am Announcements Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on We want your feedback!
Aug 022011

Things are getting very exciting here in slightly drizzly Edinburgh: Repository Fringe 2011 begins tomorrow!


The final programme is now available to view or download and we have a fantastic and busy line up of speakers, round tables and pecha kucha’s!

If you are speaking and are happy to share your presentation via the Repository Fringe website please remember to email a copy or link to it to the normal email address:

Sharing Repository Fringe 2011: A Call for Help!

If you are bringing your laptop, smart phone or camera with you there are a few things we would love your help with:

  • If you are  taking pictures of the event please consider sharing them via the Repository Fringe 2011 Flickr Group.
  • If you are tweeting and blogging about the event please use the tag: #rfringe11.
  • If you have a smartphone and fancy creating SoundCloud clips around the event please include the word “Fringe” and the #rfringe11 tag in the title so that we can find them and they can also be included on the Edinburgh Festival Sounds of Fringe map!

We will be recording high resolution video of all presentations and Pecha Kucha sessions and will make these available as soon as possible after the event. We will be streaming comments and tweets around the event via CoverItLive and we hope to also stream lower resolution video via UStream. We will also be live blogging all of the sessions here on the Repository Fringe website and would welcome your comments or guest posts.

Travel and Weather
If you are travelling to Edinburgh tonight you may wish to bring a light rainproof jacket but otherwise the forecast is for warm, humid but hopefully rain-free Repository Fringe days.

We have added lots of information about the venue, nearby bus stops, Taxis, etc. over on our location and travel pages which should help you find your way through the city.

Bear in mind that Edinburgh is busier at this time of year so do expect buses and walks to take a little longer than advertised and, in a few places, you may encounter whole new temporary buildings on your route!

And finally…

We have set up a special hashtag for social arrangements at this year’s event.  If you tweet with or search for the tag #rf11social you will find discussions of what to do this evening (Tuesday) and which shows might be fun to jointly head to. If you need a little inspiration have a look at our Entertainment and Food & Drink pages.

The Open Access Monitor project is even offering free drinks for any Repository Fringe attendee who takes part in their beta test!

 August 2, 2011  Posted by at 3:51 pm Announcements, Planning, RFringe11 Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on Repository Fringe 2011 is Almost Here!
Jun 142011

Yes, that’s right, booking is now open for Repository Fringe 2011 via our EventBrite page!

The event will take place from Wednesday 3rd to Thursday 4th August with a further day or Workshops on Friday 5th and we would ask that you please book for each day you plan to attend as this will greatly help us with organisation and catering. If you sign up for the workshop day we will be in touch when all workshops are confirmed with details of how to book for these individually.

Image of the University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum

University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum

Our venue, familiar to those who attended the 2009 Repository Fringe,  is the Informatics Forum in George Square, Edinburgh.  The Forum is right in the heart of the city centre and sits moments away from some of the most vibrant Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues.

We recommend booking transport and accommodation as early as possible this year as Edinburgh gets extremely busy in August – it is said that the population of the city doubles during the Festival!

As in previous years our programme is still developing but we will have a broad outline available for you soon (it will appear both here on the blog and on the booking page) so now is a great time to send in your ideas and contributions for this years Repository Fringe.

If you would like to present some work or ideas, see a particular discussion or round table take place, would like to give a Pecha Kucha, etc. then we’d love to hear from you.  Email us ( or leave a comment below.

Do tell your colleagues, interested repository friends and anyone else you think might enjoy and have interesting contributions to make to this year’s event (the tag/hashtag is #rfringe11).

We think this will be another fantastic RepoFringe and we’d love to see you along!


 June 14, 2011  Posted by at 11:43 am Announcements, Planning, RFringe11 Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Booking for Repository Fringe 2011 is Now Live!
Apr 152011

As we mentioned at the end of March (on our old site) we are currently planning the Repository Fringe 2011 and we now have a wee update to report.

We are hoping to again have a two day repository fringe event and one day of workshops/meetings this year so grab those diaries and pencil 3rd, 4th and 5th August in as the expected Repository Fringe dates.

The dates also cunningly dovetail the Edinburgh Festival Fringe preview week so once we have finalised the details we’ll let you know here on the blog and through the usual mailing lists as it will be important to book travel and accommodation early.

As ever if you are interested in taking part (with a talk, pecha kucha, roundtable, workshop etc) or sponsoring the event it’s never too early to give us a wee shout (

 April 15, 2011  Posted by at 12:13 pm Announcements, Planning Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on Save the Date: Repository Fringe 2011