2014 CAUL Research Repositories Community Event Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Thursday and Friday, November 6 and 7, commencing at 9:30am on Thursday and closing at 4:00pm on Friday.


Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street which is part of the North Sydney Campus of the Australian Catholic University

Further details of the Community Days will be made available on this page as they become available or contact cpo@caul.edu.au.


The program is now final, as are speaker details.  Presentations are available from the links below.

Presentations from ARC speakers will be available from the ARC website.

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RepositoriesCommunity2014 to provide your feedback on the event.


Session 1: Chair - David Groenewegen


Start and housekeeping


Welcome – Fides Lawton



Judy Stokker, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Technology, Information and Learning Support, Queensland University of Technology and Chair - Australian Open Access Support Group.  AOASG activities and the 2014  ‘Aligning Repository Networks’ meeting


Justin Withers, Director, Policy and Integrity, Australian Research Council - ARC Open Access and Research Data –  PDF 1-up (479KB) - PowerPoint (1.86MB)


Dr Wee-Ming Boon, Senior Research Scientist, Strategic Policy Group, National Health & Medical Research Council.  NHMRC and Open Access.


Lunch break

Session 2: Chair - Jill Rogers


Sarah Howard, Director Research Evaluation, and Pi Klinjun, Assistant Director, ERA, Australian Research Council. ERA2015.  (Updated 31/10/14)


Julia Hickie, Trove Support Team Leader, National Library of Australia. Open Access Discovery through Trove


Natasha Simons, Senior Data Management Specialist, ANDS. The key role of repositories in data management.


Afternoon tea

Session 3: Chair – Samantha Searle


Interest Group Forum – Yanan Zhao, Research Repository Specialist, Research Support Services, Libraries and Learning Services, University of Auckland. Managing repository integration: from library repository to university-wide services.


Software platform meetings - small group discussions and report




Dinner at Bel Paese Restaurant, 76 Berry Street, North Sydney.


Session 4: Chair – Vanessa Barrett



New Zealand Repository Community Day.  Yanan Zhao, University of Auckland

- Open Repositories 2014 - David Groenewegen, Vladimir Bubalo, Paula Callan


Baden Appleyard, National Programme Director, AusGOAL.  Making Sure Open Repositories Are Open


Morning tea

Session 5: Chair – Kate Sergeant


Complying with ARC and MHMRC open access requirements – small group discussions and report


Sten  Christensen (this part of the session has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, 31/10/14)


Paula Callan, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Queensland University of Technology. Shared workflow for the deposit of digital theses at QUT.


Kate Croker, Associate Manager, eResearch Support and Digital Developments, University of Western Australia.  Horses for courses: how research repositories can respond to changing higher degree research processes.


Lunch break

Session 6: Chair – Steve Cramond


Maude Frances, Manager, and Arif Shaon, Leader, Technical Team, Library Repository Services, University of New South Wales. Digital preservation of repository content.


Michael Organ, Manager Repository Services, University of Wollongong. Digitisation, repositories and outreach.


Andrew Heath, Manager, UQ eSpace, University of Queensland eSpace – digitisation.


Murray Turner, Research and Information Services Team Leader and Faculty Liaison Librarian, Health Research Services Team, University of Canberra.   Implementing a data repository at a smaller university: challenges so far.  (updated 4 November 2014)


Michele Hosking, Crystal Plowman and Melissa Abbott, University of New England. Implementation of Non-Traditional Research Outputs in e-publications@UNE.  (Note: Michele Hosking not presenting)




Registration is still open.  The current list of registrants is available.

There is to be an informal dinner on Thursday, November 6, at 7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Bel Paese Ristorante, 76 Berry Street, North Sydney. Payment for the dinner is additional to the cost of registration.  Final numbers have now been supplied to the venue, so no refunds can be issued for cancellations.  Substitutions are permitted.  (3/11/14)

The cost of registration is $106.89 and dinner is $48.59 (these include GST and an Eventbrite administration fee).



Related events

On the Wednesday prior to the Community Days, there will be two other events at ACU of likely interest to those attending the Community Days.

  • On Wednesday afternoon, November 5, the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) will be presenting an afternoon of talks exploring open access, data, data reuse, data citation and research impact featuring guest speaker, Dr Heather Piwowar.  More details from ANDS.
  • On Wednesday morning, the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) will be holding a workshop on open access and research.  More details from AOASG.

On the Monday and Tuesday of that week, a workshop on negotiation skills will be held at UNSW.  Further details are available from your university librarian or from the CAUL office.

Accommodation in the local area

Map for Venue and Accommodation (22/10/14)

 For details of previous events see 2013 Community Days.