I was lucky enough to attend the Repository Fringe 2014 in Edinburgh on the 30th and 31st July, representing the University of Kent. It was my first time at the fringe and I really enjoyed the event – many thanks to all the organisers and speakers for making it so enjoyable!
There were a number of talks about the Jisc OA Pathfinder projects across the few days which really helped me gain a better understanding of what each project is working towards, as well as presentations on some of the other initiatives happening at the moment to support OA processes. You can find live blogs from both days of the event here:
It was really helpful to get an overview of everything that is going on to help tackle some of the issues we as a community are having trying to support OA. I think the way in which institutions are working together to develop solutions is really amazing and the pathfinder projects seem to be a great way of achieving this. It’s good to know we are not alone!