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
1230-1330 Lunch & Demo session
1330-1500 Impact and the REF panel session, chaired by Scottish Funding Council
1500-1515 Coffee break
1515-1700 10×10 presentations
1710-1930 Drinks Reception, Salisbury Arms – supported by Figshare

Thursday 3rd

Salisbury Room Holyrood Room Duddingston Room

PURE User Group


Roundtable discussion – datasets in repositories


Friday 4th – Pentland Suite

0915-0930 Registration and Coffee
0930-1000 Matthew Addis, Arkivum, Accessing and using research data over the long-term
1000-1030 Andrea Wallace, PhD Candidate in Cultural Heritage Law with CREATe, University of Glasgow
1030-1045 Coffee Break
1045-1135 Keynote – Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL

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
1215-1300 Lunch
1300-1430 Wikidata Hackathon, Ewan McAndrew, University of Edinburgh & Pauline Ward, EDINA
1430-1515 Wikimedia, Ewan McAndrew, University of Edinburgh
1515-1530 Coffee break
1530-1600 Closing keynote – Kevin Ashley

Friday 4th

Salisbury Room Holyrood Room Duddingston Room

outputs of the CASRAI year 1 programme, Valerie McCutcheon, University of Glasgow


OJS & support for OA publishing breakout session



Fedora User Group


Eprints User Group


DSpace User Group


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, and Pauline Ward of the Research Data Service at the University of Edinburgh.

Stay tuned for more programme announcements in the coming weeks.