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We are delighted to announce our opening and closing keynote speakers for Repository Fringe 2013.

Opening Keynote: Jacqui Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO of FlyingBinary

Jacqui Taylor

Jacqui has 25 years experience of building technology solutions across the world. After implementing a banking regulatory change programme with Web 3.0 tools she co-founded FlyingBinary.  The company implements scalable data platforms for clients in the private, public and third sector which enable them to make social part of their DNA. An appointment to the Cabinet Office as an Open Data domain expert recognised her as a web scientist of influence in the era of Big Data. Jacqui trains Advanced Analysts on the Science of Data Visualisation, is a regular speaker on Cloud Adoption, Big Data, Smarter Analytics and Profiting from the Web.  You can follow Jacqui at @jacquitaylorfb.


Closing Keynote: Mark Hahnel, founder of FigShare

Mark Hahnel

Mark is the founder of figshare, an open data tool that allows researchers to publish all of their data in a citable, searchable and sharable manner. Mark is a former stem cell biologist, having completed his PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College London and previously studied genetics in both Newcastle and Leeds. He is passionate about open science and the potential it has to revolutionise the research community. For more information about figshare, visit You can follow him at@markhahnel.

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Finalised Programme

We are delighted to share the first version of our programme. Most of our programme comes directly from you! When you registered you indicated how you would like to participate and we have built the programme from your ideas, your projects and your pecha kuchas. For more information on how to prepare slides etc. see our Essential Guide for Speakers post.

We may need to make some small tweaks to the programme – and have room for one or two last minute Pecha Kuchas – before the event kicks off. We will update this page with any changes as they take place.

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Wednesday 31st July 2013

Wednesday is our workshop day. These are listed on our EventBrite page. We currently have three workshops scheduled:

Click on the links above to find out more and register for these workshops.

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Thursday 1st August 2013 

  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Atrium Café
09:00 – 09:30 Registration Developer Challenge set up and chat
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome by Stuart Lewis, UoE [video]
09:45 – 10:45 Opening Keynote – Jacqui Taylor (see above) [video|slides]
10:45 – 11:30 Coffee and Networking Developer Challenge
11:30 – 12:30 Short Presentations:

  • Angela Laurins and Theo Andrew – OJS Forum at University of Edinburgh [slides]
  • Graham Triggs – Vivo, Repositories and FigShare [video|slides]
  • Pablo de Castro and Jackie Proven – The STARS Shared Initiative [video|slides
  • Chris Gutteridge – It’s not open if nobody can find it [video|slides]
  • Tim Gollins – Parsimonious Preservation and Digital Sensitivity Review [video|slides]
Developer Challenge
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Developer Challenge
13:30 – 15:00 Round Table:
Future of the Repository (Chris Awre)
[part 1 video and part 2 video | slides]
Round Table:
Parsimonious Preservation fills the ‘Black Hole in History’ to bursting point (Tim Gollins)
More information: Digital Records Sensitivity Review; Parsimonious Preservation (PDF); and Parsimonious Preservation in Practice (PDF) 
Round Table:
Open Access and Academia (Gaz Johnson, Dominic Tate, Theo Andrew) [Images from this Round Table]
Developer Challenge
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Developer Challenge
15:30 – 16:30 Pecha Kucha:

  • Tony Mathys – Geo Metadata and repositories [video|slides]

Q&A [video]

  • Sarah Jones – DMPOnline [video|slides]
  • Dave Tarrant – Little buttons make a big difference [video|slides]
  • Patrick McSweeney – ReCollect Research [video|slides]
  • Muriel Mewissen – RJ Broker [video|slides]

Q&A [video]

Developer Challenge
16:30 – 17:00 Short Presentations:

  • Robin Burgess’ Repository Song [video|slides|music video]
  • Robin Rice – Edinburgh DataShare and RDM [video|slides]
  • Stuart Lewis – ResourceSync and SWORD [video|slides
Developer Challenge
17:00 – 18:00 Symplectic Drinks Reception Developer Challenge

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Friday 2nd August 2013

  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Atrium Café
09:00 – 09:15 Registration Developer Challenge
09:15 – 10:15 Short Presentations

  • Chris Awre – Hydra [video|slides]
  • Andrew Dorward and Pablo de Castro – UK RepositoryNet+ [video|slides
  • Angus Whyte – The role of repositories in supporting RDM: lessons from the DCC engagements [video|slides]
Developer Challenge
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Developer Challenge
10:30 – 12:00 Round Table:
Shared Repository Services (UK RepositoryNet+ continues) (Pablo de Castro and Andrew Dorward)[part 1 video and part 2 video | slides]
Round Table:
How can other stakeholders support repositories on research data (Sarah Jones and Angus Whyte)[Introductory slidesAngus’ slides | Anna’s slides]
Developer Challenge Judging
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 13:15 Short Presentations:

  • Paul Walk – RIOXX Metadata Application Profile and Vocabularies for OA (V4OA) [video|slides]
  • Chris Keene – I’m turning enterprisey (I really think so)  [video|slides]
13:15 – 14:15 Pecha Kucha:

  • Peter Murray-Rust – Repositories for Scientific Data [video|slides]
  • Matt Taylor – Small Dataset Support Group [video]
  • Sebastian Palucha – Implementing Durham Etheses [video|slides]

Q&A [video]

  • Les Carr – Open Access: Hegemonic and Subaltern [video|slides]
  • Scott Renton – Images at UoE [video|slides]
Q&A [video] 
14:15 – 14:30 Coffee
14:30 – 15:20 Developer Challenge Show and Tell – chaired by Paul Walk [video]

  • Preserving a MOOC – Russell Boyat [video|slides]
  • The Image Liberation Team made of Peter Murray-Rust and Cesare Bellini [video|blogpost]
  • ePrints plug-in for image copyright – Chris Gutteridge [video|slides]
  • The Preservation Toolkit -Patrick McSweeney [video]
  • The Metadata Creator – Richard Wincewicz [video|related blog post]
15:20 – 16:20 Introduction to our closing keynote by Peter Burnhill, EDINA [video]Closing Keynote – Mark Hahnel (see above) [video|slides]
16:20 – 16:30 Thanks & Close by Kevin Ashley, DCC [video]

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