RSP Summer School 2007
Dartington College, Totnes, Devon
27-29 June 2007
**Bookings have now closed **
The Repositories Support Project (RSP) is delighted to announce the launch of the UK's first summer school for prospective and new managers of institutional and subject repositories.
The Repository Support Project is a JISC-funded 2.5 year project to co-ordinate and deliver good practice and practical advice to English and Welsh HEIs to enable the implementation, management and development of digital institutional repositories. The project is being led by SHERPA, University of Nottingham, with core partners, the University of Wales Aberystwyth, and UKOLN at the University of Bath. Other funded partners are the University of Southampton and the Digital Curation Centre. Further information about the RSP is available from the project website.
This unique three day residential course will deliver a comprehensive overview of the practical challenges and solutions to effective repository implementation. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in scholarly debates on current repository theory and gain hands-on experience with repository software and tools. A range of interactive seminars, practical workshops, lectures and panel sessions will be delivered by a range of expert practitioners drawing from projects such as DAEDALUS, TARDIS, SHERPA, Repository Bridge and the RSP. These focused sessions will be supplemented by a series of networking sessions and social engagements, all in the delightful surroundings of Dartington Hall.
This is an excellent and unique opportunity to join a developing community of repository managers from its very inception. Attendees at this summer school will become part of a supported community for the next year, with the summer school as the first in a planned series of activities to facilitate growth, communication and collaboration of the community and its members. The RSP will work with colleagues who have already established their repository through other events and supporting activities.
The RSP summer school 2007 is firmly aimed at those who are just starting with a repository development. We encourage all institutions currently at the early stages of repository implementation - including those just in the planning stage - to apply for a place on the course.
This event is heavily subsidised by the RSP. Places cost just £99 per person, including two nights B&B, an evening meal/reception on Wednesday and Thursday evening, and lunch on Thursday and Friday.
Due to high demand for places, places are initially limited to one delegate per repository/institution, but we are quite happy to compile a reserve list for a second person should spaces become unexpectedly available. Those interested should apply for a place using the application form. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than Monday 11 June.