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Friday, June 13, 2008

Notes on repository case studies at Gregynog Colloquium

Repository case studies at the Gregynog Colloquium 2008, Repositories Support Project, apparently dated June 9, 2008.

On Wednesday 4th June 2008 repository administrators from across Wales gathered for a repository themed event at the annual Gregynog Colloquium.

Every year the Higher Education Wales Information Technology (HEWIT) group and The Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) organise a residential colloquium at Gregynog Hall (University of Wales' conference centre) for IT and library staff to discuss recent developments and to exchange experiences. This is the second year that the RSP has run a repositories strand as part of this this event and once more it proved useful forum for the exchange of ideas and inspiration.

The day kicked off with a series of four case studies of repository developments from across Wales ...

Jackie Knowles from the RSP gave a short presentation on policy frameworks for institutional repositories highlighting the benefits of creating such policies and demonstrating the OpenDOAR policies tool which helps administrators put together policy documentation. ... All the case study presentations are available online via CADAIR.

Finally, the formal presentations were rounded off by a talk given by JORUM ... a free online repository service for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions, helping to build a community for the sharing, reuse and repurposing of learning and teaching materials.