Day 1 Programme

Day 2 Programme

All of the presentations have been deposited in – and are available to download – from the University of Edinburgh’s repository – the Edinburgh Research Archive.

Thursday 3rd – Pentland Suite

0900-0930 Registration and Coffee
0930-0945 Welcome – Janet Roberts, Director of EDINA
0945-1045 Opening Keynote – Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director COAR

Raising our game – repositioning repositories as the foundation for sustainable scholarly communication

1045-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1140 Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, Imperial College

Focusing upstream: supporting scholarly communication by academics

1140-1230 10×10 presentations

  1. v2.juliet – A Model For SHERPA’s Mid-Term Infrastructure. Adam Field, Jisc
  1. CORE Recommender: a plug in suggesting open access content. Nancy Pontika, CORE
  1. Enhancing Two workflows with RSpace & Figshare: Active Data to Archival Data and Research to Publication. Rory Macneil, Research Space and Megan Hardeman of Figshare
  1. Thesis digitisation project. Gavin Willshaw, University of Edinburgh
  1. Weather Cloudy & Cool Harvest Begun’: St Andrews output usage beyond the repository. Michael Bryce, University of St Andrews

Chair: Ianthe Sutherland, University Library & Collections

1230-1330 Lunch


Impact and the REF panel session

How are institutions preparing for the next round of the Research Excellence Framework #REF2021, and how do repositories feature in this? What lessons can we learn from the last REF and what changes to impact might we expect in 2021? How can we improve our repositories and associated services to support researchers to achieve and measure impact with a view to the REF? In anticipation of the forthcoming announcement by HEFCE later this year of the details of how #REF2021 will work, and how impact will be measured, our panel will discuss all these issues and answer questions from RepoFringers.

Pauline Jones, REF Manager and Head of Strategic Performance and Research Policy, University of Edinburgh

Anne-Sofie Laegran, Knowledge Exchange Manager, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Catriona Firth, REF Deputy Manager, HEFCE

Chair: Keith McDonald, Assistant Director, Research and Innovation Directorate, Scottish Funding Council

1500-1515 Coffee break
1515-1700 10×10 presentations

  1. National Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe. Martin Donnelly, DCC
  1. IIIF: you can keep your head while all around are losing theirs! Scott Renton, University of Edinburgh
  1. Reference Rot in theses: a HiberActive pilot. Nicola Osborne, EDINA
  1. Lifting the lid on global research impact: implementation and analysis of a Request a Copy service. Dimity Flanagan, London School of Economics and Political Science
  1. What RADAR did next: developing a peer review process for research plans. Nicola Siminson, Glasgow School of Art
  1. Edinburgh DataVault: Local implementation of Jisc DataVault: the value of testing. Pauline Ward, EDINA
  1. Data Management & Preservation using PURE and Archivematica at Strathclyde. Alan Morrisson, University of Strathclyde
  1. Open Access… From Oblivion… To the Spotlight? Dawn Hibbert, University of Northampton
  1. Automated metadata collection from the researcher CV Lattes Platform to aid IR ingest. Chloe Furnival, Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  1. The Changing Face of Goldsmiths Research Online. Jeremiah Spillane, Goldsmiths, University of London

Chair: Ianthe Sutherland, University Library & Collections

1710-1930 Drinks Reception, Salisbury Arms – supported by Figshare

Birds of a Feather groups – Thursday 3rd

Salisbury Room Holyrood Room Duddingston Room
v.2sherpa workshop, Adam Field, Azhar Hussain and Tom Davey, Jisc
Crowd sourcing EPrints development – Valerie McCutcheon, Glasgow
PURE user group
General Data Protection Regulation – Brenda Phillips, Leeds
Data and repositories – Chris Awre, Hull
The UK Scholarly Communications Licence – Chris Banks, Imperial

Friday 4th – Pentland Suite

0915-0930 Registration and Coffee
0930-1000 Prof Andrew Millar and Tomasz Zielinski, University of Edinburgh

Balancing shared infrastructure and domain-specific tools in data management

1000-1030 Andrea Wallace, PhD Candidate in Cultural Heritage Law with CREATe, University of Glasgow

OpenGLAM and Open Access: How open is open?

1030-1045 Coffee Break
1045-1135 Keynote – Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL,Tiberius Ignat, Scientific Knowledge Services, Switzerland

The Empires of the Future are the Empires of the Mind’ [Winston Churchill]: Defining the Role of Libraries in the Open Science Landscape

1135-1215 Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC

The Politics of Open

1215-1300 Lunch
1300-1430 Wikidata I/O Showcase – Part 1: How to add data to Wikidata (individually and in bulk).

Ewan McAndrew, University of Edinburgh & Navino Evans, Histropedia

1430-1515 Wikidata I/O Showcase – Part 2: Consuming the data

Ewan McAndrew, University of Edinburgh & Navino Evans, Histropedia

1515-1530 Coffee break
1530-1600 Kevin Ashley, DCC

Closing Remarks and presentation to winner of poster competition

Workshops etc – Friday 4th

Salisbury Room Holyrood Room Duddingston Room

Building SPARQL queries – Practical workshop, Ewan McAndrew and Navino Evans


outputs of the CASRAI year 1 programme, Valerie McCutcheon, University of Glasgow & Anna Clements, University of St Andrews


OJS & support for OA publishing breakout session

Jackie Proven, University of St Andrews


Fedora User Group

led by Chris Awre, University of Hull


Eprints User Group

led by Prof Les Carr, University of Southampton


DSpace User Group

led by Sarah Molloy, Queen Mary, University of London


Wikidata Hackathon

Using Wikidata to achieve impact from research data by linking it and increasing its visibility to the public. Facilitated by Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh, with facilitation from Pauline Ward of the Research Data Service at the University of Edinburgh.

Stay tuned for more programme announcements in the coming weeks.