Save the Date for Repository Fringe 2013

Repository Fringe 2013 is coming soon:  Mark your diaries for 31st July – 2nd August 2013!

The University of Edinburgh with support from the Digital Curation Centre, EDINA, and Information Services are delighted to announce that after its temporary incorporation into Open Repositories 2012 the Repository Fringe will return as a standalone event this year to be held in the Informatics Forum from 31 July to 2 August 2013. 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 canvas contribution from a wide range of repository actors for:

  • 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’;
  • Last but not least, after a notable presentation at the 2011 event we are also happy to accept presentations with live guitar accompaniment!

Keynote speakers will open and close Repository Fringe 2013.

The dates of the event coincide with the start of the Edinburgh Festival season, which includes Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival , Edinburgh International Book Festival, 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, details are available at Please note, accommodation is in high demand at that time of year so early booking is advisable.

For further enquiries contact:

You can follow us on Twitter: @repofringe and join in the conversation using the #rfringe13 hashtag.



I am Digital Education Manager and Service Manager at EDINA, a role I share with my colleague Lorna Campbell. I was previously Social Media Officer for EDINA working across all projects and services. I am interested in the opportunities within teaching and learning for film, video, sound and all forms of multimedia, as well as social media, crowdsourcing and related new technologies.

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