Just a reminder that we have announced the repository stream programme at this year’s Gregynog Colloquium. Please book now to attend as delegate bookings are closing at the end of this week (Friday 21st)!

The full Colloquium programme is available on the Gregynog site at http://www.gregynog.ac.uk/HEWIT/index.asp?Page=2 

As in previous years the WRN will be sponsoring places at the Colloquium for 2 participants per partner institution to attend the repository stream. Please book as usual via the Gregynog website but inform the project team that you would like a subsidised place by emailing wrnstaff@aber.ac.uk

Looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Repositories Strand – Gregynog 2010

Tuesday 8th June 2010

15.30-17.00 WRN Business Meeting

Wednesday 9th June 2010

9.15 – 10.00 The power of mandates, Sue Hodges, University of Salford

10.00 – 10.30 Publications Management System at Swansea University – Alex Roberts, Swansea University

10.30 – 11.00 Research Management System at the University of Glamorgan – Leanne Beevers & Neil Williams, Glamorgan University

11.00 – 11.30 Tea

11.30 – 12.00 Developing a repository, caring, sharing and living the dream – Misha Jepson, Glyndwr University

12.00 – 12.30 Encouraging Author self – deposit at Cardiff  – Tracey Andrews & Scott Hill, Cardiff University

12.30 – 13.00 Using statistics as an advocacy tool Nicky Cashman, Aberystwyth University

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

2.00 – 2.30 Repository Advocacy: The theory – WRN staff

2.30 – 3.30 Advocacy Café Society session
3 tables will be laid out each with a facilitator and a topic to discuss, participants are moved on to a new topic every 15 minutes with a 15 minute slot at the end to feedback and present findings. Suggested topics:

A)What are the main obstacles to gathering content in your repository?

B)What are the main misconceptions your stakeholders have when it comes to your repository?

C)Put yourself in the shoes of an objector and outline the main arguments against having a repository?

3.30 – 4.00 Tea

4.00 – 5.00 Advocacy in Action: Workshop/exercise. Participants are asked to work in groups to produce some broad brush repository promotional materials.