Repository management – an emerging profession in the information sector

This is the title of a paper I’ve had accepted for Online Information 2010. I’ll be talking about the background of repository managers in the UK, the skills required, professional networks (e.g. UKCoRR) and support services such as the RSP, WRN in Wales and ERIS in Scotland.

Yesterday I posted an e-mail to repository staff inviting them to take part in a short survey, the results of which I’ll use in my paper. I was thrilled (not an exaggeration) to see that I had 42 responses by 5pm. Thank you repository people!

If anyone in the UK didn’t see the post and would like to participate in the (very short) survey, I’d be really grateful.

About Jackie Wickham
I am based at the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham. I work on the JISC funded Repositories Support Project which supports the development and growth of the UK repositories network.

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