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News from Repository Fringe 2010

The third annual Repository Fringe conference was held at the National e-Science Centre, University of Edinburgh on the 2nd and 3rd September.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘Open’ - Open Data; Open Access; Open Learning; Open Knowledge; Open Content etc.

The highlights included:

  • Tony Hirst’s (Open University) keynote presentation on Libraries, APIs and mashups;
  • Herbert Van de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and his innovative Momento project (time travel through the web!);
  • the Hydra initiative, a reusable Fedora-based ‘framework for multipurpose, multifunction, multi-institutional repository-enabled solutions’ as presented by Chris Awre (University of Hull).

There were also 12 interesting and entertaining Pecha Kucha presentations and 6 round table discussions which provided much food for thought on areas such as linking data to publication, geo-tagging repository content, and current research information systems (CRIS) versus institutional repositories (IRs).

The conference was brought to a close by Kevin Ashley of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) delivering some reflections of the event in his closing keynote.

For further information including blog posts, tweets, presentations and videos visit the Repository Fringe 2010 website:

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Item originally published on Friday, 10th September 2010.