Research Support & Repositories Community of Practice
The Research Support and Repositories Community of Practice continues to communicate via the original CAIRSS email list: http://groups.google.com.au/group/cairss. The list is open to practitioners outside universities. The primary function of CAIRSS (2009-2012) was to support institutional repository managers in the higher education sector in Australia & New Zealand. The commmunity of practice organises annual community events relating to research support and repositories.
Research Support Community Events
- 2017 Community Event (CAUL Research Repositories)
- 2016 Community Event (CAUL Research Repositories)
- 2015 Community Event (CAUL Research Repositories)
- 2014 CAUL Research Repositories Community Event
- 2013 CAUL Research Repositories Community Event
- EDT2005: evolution through discovery
Previous CAIRSS Events
The CAIRSS Program was closed at the end of 2012.
CAIRSS 2012 Copyright Workshop, 3 August 2012, Melbourne. [Members only]
CAIRSS 2012 Community Day, 19-20 November, Griffith University Southbank Campus, Brisbane.
CAIRSS 2011 Copyright Workshop, 5 August 2011, Melbourne
CAIRSS 2011 Community Day. 4 November 2011, Melbourne
CAIRSS 2010 Copyright Workshops, 29 July, Perth and 17 August, Melbourne
CAIRSS 2010 Community Day, 23 November 2010, RMIT University City Campus, Melbourne
CAIRSS 2009 Community Day, 30 November - 1 December 2009, Sunshine Coast
History: Following discussions with the Department of Innovation (DIISR) the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Executive, and the ARROW Management Committee, CAUL established the CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service (CAIRSS), to provide support for all institutional repositories in Australian universities, regardless of the software being used. CAIRSS was initially funded by the residue of the ARROW funds plus the annual Australasian Digital Theses Program (ADT) contribution and the service commenced on March 16, 2009. In 2010, CAUL & CONZUL members agreed to continue its support through to the end of 2012 and the name was formally changed to "Australasian" in April, 2011 in recognition of CONZUL’s support. In September 2012, CAUL decided to normalise CAIRSS functions within the CAUL committee structure, and the program formally ceased at the end of 2012. Some of the functions and activities were then transferred to CRAC before the committee was disbanded.