Members’ day morning presentations

Around 60 people from across the UK attended members’ day on the 10th September. We are very grateful to the British Library for providing the venue and sponsoring the refreshments and lunch.

The feedback has been very positive with some useful suggestions for how we could improve the next members’ day. For example, by and icebreaker at the start of the day and incorporating practical sessions and demos in the day.

The day started with a presentation from Torsten Reimer, Head of Research Services at the British Library. Torsten Reimer gave a thought provoking view of repositories and expressed the view that we should focus on services rather than systems. He also gave an update on the British Library’s repository infrastructure pilot.

This was followed by a presentation from Petr Knoth, Senior Research Fellow in Text and Data Mining at the Open University. Petr has been involved in the Collation of Open Access Repositories work on  ‘Next Generation Repositories. As part of this they have  invited us to join the conversation.

The final presentation of the morning was from Jisc. Adam Field gave an update on the Sherpa services and Helen Blanchett gave a very useful update on open access and future plans.




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