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​Repository Fringe Conference and our poster 


Lyn Gibson attended the Repository Fringe 2017 Conference organised by the University of Edinburgh. This was the 10th year of the conference, with the theme being ‘celebrating ​progress we have made over the last 10 years to share content beyond borders and debating future trends and challenges’. Aimed at repository managers and others interested in research data and public repositories, the conference was host to 130 delegates from 60 institutions worldwide. 

Our repository is important in helping researchers comply with open access policies for REF2021. It is also a means of showcasing the University’s research. Our new Worktribe Research Management System (RMS), incorporating the repository, provides an innovative cradle-to-grave solution for managing research. The ability to link researcher profiles, projects, outputs, news and events and display some of this data on Edinburgh Napier University’s external webpages makes information about academic staff discoverable in one place. 

So we decided to shout about it! Lyn Gibson, Joyce Templeton and Laura Ennis submitted an abstract for a poster, which was accepted. We then worked on creating the full sized poster, ‘Are we there yet. Well…not quite’ which looked at the development of the University’s repository and reflected the conference themes. 

Our poster was displayed alongside nine others at the conference. All posters have a Creative Commons licence and can be viewed on the Repository Fringe website. Having learned so much as a result, we’re now on the look-out for opportunities to contribute to other events and conferences in the future.