It has now been about a month since Repository Fringe 2014 and we wanted to bring you a somewhat belated follow up post to share presentations and other resources with you. Firstly though a huge thank you to all who joined us at the end of July for two days of all things repository. It was brilliant to have our biggest ever turn out this year! We had a great time and we hope you did too!
Throughout the event we endeavored to blog as many sessions as possible. You can find these in our LiveBlog Day One and LiveBlog Day Two. You can also find links to specific sessions within the Programme page – where you will also find links to most of the Slides and, where available, Owen Stephen’s blog posts on the event (thanks Owen!).
During RepoFringe 2014 we were also out and about taking pictures. You can find all of these – and add your own if you would like – in our Flickr Group. If you are/have written a post or article on your own travels to Repository fringe you are more than welcome to use any of the images uploaded by our RepoFringe account as they are all shared under Creative Commons licenses.
Your Blogs and Tweets
You were brilliant throughout Repository Fringe 2014 contributing to the event, tweeting magnificently and, in some cases, also blogging your own experiences. You can view all of the key tweets and updates in the Storify we have created, tracking discussion and articles about the event. You can also see Adam Field‘s excellent tag cloud by clicking on the image below.
Stephanie Taylor, ULCC, wrote about her trip to Repository Fringe, and highlighted her colleague Rory McNicholl’s participation in the winning Developer Challenge entry from the Repository Linter Team in this blog post on the ULCC Digital Archives Blog.
The full team for Repository Linter was Richard Wincewicz, Paul Mucur and Rory McNicholl and you can access their code here on GitHub. They did a great job but did have stiff competition in the Challenge from Are We There Yetttt?, a team composed of Miggie Picton, Marta Riberiro and Adam Field. Our Developer Challenge was sponsored by the lovely people at the Software Sustainability Institute who are running their AGM and Hackday in London this week. For more details on what they do and upcoming events take a look at the SSI website.
Sarah Fahmy at the Jisc Open Access Good Practice project blogged about the team’s time at RepoFringe on their project blog. Meanwhile David Young at the Jisc-ARMA OA Good Practice Pathfinder Project wrote about his own, and his colleague Ellen Cole’s adventures at the event on the project blog and on the Northumbria Research Support blog.
Clair Waller blogged about Repository Fringe 2014 – sharing a “Part 3” post on the Jisc End-to-End Open Access Process Review and Improvements project blog, to compliment our Live Blog posts. And Jackie Proven, from the Open Access support team at St Andrews, blogged about her team’s experience at the Fringe in “Open Access at the Fringe“.
Other Useful Resources
A number of useful URLs were circulated on Twitter around the event.We’ve captured a few of our favourites, and added additional access to our Twitter archives for Repository Fringe 2014.
- SkyLight customisation for DSpace, GitHub presence as mentioned in Ianthe Sutherland’s talk.
- Edinburgh University’s Collections.ed site can be explored online.
- Find out more about The Mechanical Curator, which Ben O’Steen had been planning to present as part of the event (unfortunately he wasn’t able to join us on the day due to illness).
- Martin Hawksey’s TAGS Explorer archive for #rfringe14: http://hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/arc.html?key=tbpZ2DJdqJi3w4UT5zfWV-g.
- Martin Hawksey’s TAGS Explorer visualisation for #rfringe14: http://hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/arc.html?key=tbpZ2DJdqJi3w4UT5zfWV-g.
We’ve have tried to collect up all of the relevant blog posts, slides and resources for this post but if we’d missed yours out just let us know and we’ll be happy to update this post! We would also be happy to share your own reflections or follow up posts to this year’s event, just get in touch to let us know.
Huge thanks again to all who came along to Repository Fringe 2014, and to all of you who completed our feedback survey which we will use to help us shape future events. If you have any other feedback do leave a comment here on the blog or drop us an email, we’d love to hear your comments and ideas!