Edinburgh, Scotland Those interested in the likely future development of repositories will be interested in video and PowerPoint presentations of the event which are now available at http://www.repositoryfringe.org.
Repository Fringe 2008, funded by JISC and hosted by the University of Edinburgh, was held from August 31 - September 1. Researchers were on hand to exchange ideas on the best way’s for repository data to be collected, stored and made accessible.
The keynote presentation was given by Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian, University of Wisconsin, and Caveat Lector author, focused on the failure of the ‘build it and they will come’ approach to institutional repository provision (’Le IR, c’est mort. Vive le IR!’). Other presentations took up the theme of radically rethinking ideas and assumptions about what repositories are.