About Repository Fringe

Repository Fringe provides an annual forum for repository administrators, developers/coders, and information professionals to interact and explore the application of innovative technologies including cultural developments (such as research data management principles and open data, social media, altmetrics) to their ongoing repository work in a relaxed and informal environment.

It draws on alternative meeting formats such as ‘the unconference’, ‘hackdays’, and the wired conference to create an active, participative and eclectic atmosphere within which to share ideas. A ‘festival’ mood is also enhanced by co-location with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which helps to attract national and international delegates to the forum.

Our “Fringe” status reflects our affection for Open Repositories, the annual international conference from which Repository Fringe was originally inspired and spun off.

For more information on how to contact the organisers and connect with Repository Fringe on various social media sites take a look at our Contact page.

Cupcakes from the 2011 Repository Fringe.

The bringing of cake or other unusual conference treats is optional but encouraged!


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Repository Fringe 2013 is organised by:

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The University of Edinburgh