Research Repositories Community Days 2019 call for presentations

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Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are called for presentations at the 2019 CAUL Research Repositories Community Days. EOIs are due by Close of Business Friday August 9th 2019.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Harry Rolf at using the EOI form (docx) or submitted using the online form (bottom of this page). If you have any questions please contact Harry Rolf directly.

When: 28 - 29 October 2019
Where: Rydges Sydney Central
See the event page for details.

The organising committee invites repository professionals and enthusiasts to submit proposals for presentations (15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions), lightning talks (3 minutes with 1 slide) or workshops/discussions (30 - 60 minutes, but time and format negotiable).

EOIs should be no longer than a paragraph and indicate whether you are proposing to give a presentation, lightning talk or to lead a workshop/discussion on a topic. First time attendees are particularly encouraged to present and each Australian and New Zealand university is invited to give a 3 minute lightning highlighting achievements and developments at their institution.

If you are interested in joining the community you can register for the mailing list but please ensure to tell us why you want to join in your application.

The theme for 2019 is - ‘where to from here?’.

It has been ten years since the first CAIRSS community meeting was held in 2009, in 2019 we encourage presenters to consider the question of ‘where to from here?’ when preparing presentation proposals. 

The CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service (CAIRSS) was originally established to provide support for institutional repositories and their managers in Australian and New Zealand Universities, funded by members with initial support from the Australian government between 2009 and 2012.

The Community Days have taken place annually since 2009, with presenters covering a wide range of themes from stakeholder perspectives to advocacy, management of research outputs, data, and other technical aspects of repositories. The meeting continues to be an opportunity for the research repository community and those interested in research repositories to come together, discuss what is going on in their institutions, share best-practice and to hear about the latest developments in research repositories.

Topics to present on include (but are not limited to):

Stakeholders’ perspectives, outreach and promotion

  • Open access/open data projects
  • Customer experience, how to get buy-in from researchers and upper management
  • Marketing and promotion of services, case studies and success stories

 Repository management 

  • Theses management
  • Depositing success stories, including bulk ingest workflows
  • NTROs (Non-Traditional Research Outputs)
  • Evidence based practice
  • ARC, NHMRC updates
  • News about training and professional development
  • Digital preservation in repositories
  • Hosted services
  • Repository capability compliance (impact of Plan S)
  • Preprint servers and impacts on institutional repositories
  • Accessibility integration

 Research data management

  • Data repositories
  • Copyright and datasets
  • Connections between data management, data storage, and the repository
  • Research data management
  • CRIS systems and their use as repositories including for data

 Technical management 

  • Developments, improvements, changes made to repositories
  • Interoperability
  • Software upgrades
  • ORCID implementation and/or integration
  • DOI minting for grey literature and theses
  • Impact Tracker and/or Altmetric integration

Research metrics and reporting

  • The measurement of open access
  • The impact of open access rankings
  • Download and usage statistics for electronic resources

Policies and Governance

  • The impact of international developments
  • Open access frameworks
  • Licences and copyright matters

Organising committee 2019

Members of the 2019 organising committee are:

  • Harry Rolf – CAUL Office
  • Mark Sutherland – CAUL Office
  • Jenny McKnight – University of Melbourne
  • Mary-Anne Marrington –  University of Queensland
  • Allison Brown – University of New England
  • Maude Frances – UNSW
  • Elizabeth Seymour – University of Tasmania
  • Julie Clift –  Curtin University

Community Days expression of interest form

Author Harry Rolf
Last modified 22 July 2019