COMING SOON: Repository Fringe Conference, Aug. 1-2, 2013, Edinburgh

From Nicola Osborne, Chair, Repository Fringe 2013

Edinburgh, UK  Jacqui Taylor Co-Founder and CEO of FlyingBinary (http://www.flyingbinary.com/) has agreed to be the Opening Keynote speaker at the Repository Fringe Conference (http://www.flyingbinary.com/) to be held August 1-2 in Edinburgh. An appointment to the Cabinet Office as an Open Data domain expert recognises Jacqui as a web scientist of influence in the era of Big Data. Follow Jacqui at @jacquitaylorfb.

When you register (http://rfringe13.eventbrite.com/) you will be able to indicate how you would like to participate (http://rfringe13.blogs.edina.ac.uk/contribute/).  The Repository Fringe conference is designed around participants sharing their experiences and work in several types of presentations:  Pecha Kuchas, lightening talks, Round Table discussions, tutorials and even songs.

The Edinburgh Fringe Programme

The programme (https://www.edfringe.com/) is now available, so you can start planning your evening's entertainment, please use our Crowdvine (http://rfringe13.crowdvine.com/) to share details of acts you would recommend to others.

As Edinburgh is going to be super busy with all the shows in town, we recommend that you book accommodation and travel as soon as possible (http://www.book.accom.ed.ac.uk/). We would love to hear your stories on which comedian/famous face you spotted on the plane or train via twitter on #rfringe13.

Workshops are being run on 31st July, please register with them directly:

• Open Journal Systems (OJS) Forum, University of Edinburgh Main Library, 9.30am to 4pm. (Registration: http://ojs-uk.eventbrite.com/)

• Getting to the Repository of the Future, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 2pm to 5pm. (Registration:

http://repofuture.eventbrite.co.uk/)

Keep checking the Repository Fringe website for more on our programme - including more on Jacqui and our Closing Keynote speaker, Mark Hahnel - and look out for details of our Developer Challenge which will be released there very soon.

Finally thanks to our sponsors

(http://rfringe13.blogs.edina.ac.uk/sponsors/).

Repository Fringe 2013 is organised by the University of Edinburgh Library and University Collections; EDINA; and the Digital Curation Centre.

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