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The Adaptable Repository

A one-day workshop on new challenges and opportunities for repositories, to be held in association with ARROW. This is a companion event to the Repository Market Day on May 4.

Thursday, May 3, 2007. 9:30am - 4:30pm

Refectory, Holme Building, University of Sydney (University Map, D14)

The Adaptable Repository | Program | Overheads | Photos

As the repository is further embedded into institutional practice, the questions of multi-purposing and value-adding arise. There are challenges and opportunities available for further enhancing services based in the repository, and this workshop is designed to explore some of them. Functions already associated with repositories include:

There is a challenge associated with reconciling multiple purposes, and this challenge will provide the theme of the day. How are all of these related at a functional level, a personal level, a technical level? For what other purposes can the repository be adapted. What are the opportunities on offer?

Who should attend?


Speakers will include:

  • Susan Gibbons, Associate Dean, Public Services & Collection Development, University of Rochester,
  • Dr Chris Rusbridge, Director, Digital Curation Centre, Glasgow,
  • Dr Alex Cooke, Research Quality Framework Taskforce, Innovation and Research Systems Group, DEST, and
  • Danny Kingsley, Project Officer (Outreach), APSR and PhD student, Australian National University.


  • The repository as the basis for electronic publishing - examples from the University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney, Swinburne University and the Australian National University,
  • Integrating the repository with other systems for eportfolio management and research reporting (University of Melbourne, University of Queensland),
  • Handling complex collections (Australian National University, DART and La Trobe University).


$90 per person. This charge includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea and GST.

This amount is subsidised by the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories and ARROW which are funded by the Department of Education, Science and Training as part of the Commonwealth Government's "Backing Australia's Ability - An Innovative Action Plan for the Future".


Registrations have now closed.

Cancellations and substitutions

Cancellations should be notified in writing to Refunds will be made for cancellations notified by April 24, 2007.

Substitutions can be made but it is preferred that these be notified well before the event.


Public transport is recommended when visiting the University of Sydney. Parking on the University of Sydney campus is PAY/DISPLAY. The daytime charge is $24.00 per car Monday to Friday.Visitor cars must be parked in numbered car spaces (not the University owned or loading zone bays) and the voucher from the ticket machine is to be displayed on the dashboard. Ticket machines are found near the main parking areas on campus and take only $1 and $2 coins.


The Australian National University is one of the APSR partners and is able to extend its visitor arrangement with the Citygate Central Sydney to cover the Adaptable Repository.  Delegates are requested to place their bookings directly with the Reservations Department, mentioning the Australian National University, by telephone: on 61 2 9281 6888 or fax 61 2 9281 4237 or email   The cost is A$147.00 per room per night, (single, twin or double) with a buffet breakfast rate of A$20.00 per person, provided it is requested at the time of reservation.  Alternately, there is an express buffet available for $9. All rooms are equipped with high speed broadband and public areas by wireless. The Citygate Central Sydney is located about 20 minutes walk from the University of Sydney.