Winter School 2011

Armathwaite Hall, Lake District, venue for RSP Winter School 2011

9th February 2011 - 11th February 2011

Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite, Lake District

This year's Winter School will take place at Armathwaite Hall in the Lake District. It aims to explore issues and new developments in depth, provide practical advice for day to day work and inspire delegates to take a fresh approach to their role. Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor of Salford University, will provide the keynote speech descibing the ground breaking work at Salford in promoting open access.

The school provides an opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments away from the pressures of the workplace. Particpants will be able to develop helpful ideas and strategies which they can apply to their day to day work. The comfortable surroundings encourage networking during formal sessions and also in a social environment in the evening .

Armathwaite Hall is at the head of Bassentwaite Lake in the Lake District not far from Keswick. Although, it has a remote feel, it is only 15 minutes from the A66 main road between Penrith and Workington. For those travelling by rail, the nearest station is Penrith and we aim to coordinate transport from here to the hotel.

The event is subsidised by the RSP. Places cost just £120 per person, including two nights B&B, lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and evening meals on Wednesday and Thursday. Due to high demand, places are initially limited to one delegate per repository/institution. However, we will operate a reserve list should places become available due to cancellation.

Booking is now closed for this event. However, if you wish to be placed on a waiting list please e-mail Jackie Wickham at the e-mail address below.


Wednesday, 9th February 2011

Time Description More info.
13:15 Arrival & Lunch  
14:00 Registration  
14:15 Welcome and Introduction – Bill Hubbard, Centre for Research Communications  
14:30 Icebreaker – Emily Nimmo, Repositories Support Project  
15:15 Tea & Coffee  
15:35 Keynote address – Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford  
16:20 RSP Summer School Graduate Talk – Gareth Johnson, University of Leicester  
16:50 Break  
18:00 Debate - Green or Gold. Which route will turn out to be the most successful in increasing open access to research? – Bill Hubbard (Green), Centre for Research Communications and Dominic Tate (Gold), Repository and Digital Assets Manager, Royal Holloway University  
19:30 Dinner  

Thursday, 10th February 2011

Time Description More info.
07:30 Breakfast  
09:00 Repositories Support Project update – Jackie Wickham and Emily Nimmo, Repositories Support Project Download
09:30 The British Library Datasets Programme – Dr J Max Wilkinson, Programme Manager, British Library Download
10:15 euroCRIS – Professor Keith Jeffery, President euroCRIS and Director of Information Technology and International Strategy, Science and Technology Faclities Council Download
11:00 Tea & Coffee  
11:30 Readiness 4 Ref Project – Mark Cox. Research & Learning Development Manager, King's College London Download
12:15 Repository Junction – Theo Andrew, EDINA Download
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 JISC Repositories: Take Up and Embedding Programme – Balviar Notay, JISC Programme Manager Download
14:25 Workshop practicalities – Jackie Wickham, Repositories Support Project  
14:30 Workshop on embedding repositories - four case studies – Nicky Cashman, University of Aberystwyth; Jill Golightly, Newcastle University; William Nixon, University of Glasgow; Rachael Proudfoot, White Rose Consortium, University of Leeds  
15:30 Tea & Coffee  
16:00 Workshop on embedding repositories - four case studies – See above  
17:30 Leisure time  
19:30 Dinner  

Friday, 11th February 2011

Time Description More info.
07:30 Breakfast  
08:45 Workshop on measuring performance and demonstrating value – Ruth Murray-Webster, Lucidus Consulting. Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download Download
10:45 Tea & coffee  
11:15 Reaching researchers through their data: a DAF (Data Asset Framework) case study – Miggie Pickton, University of Northampton Download
12:00 The Research Communications Strategy - an update – Amanda Hodgson, RCS, Centre for Research Communications Download
12:30 Summary & Close – Bill Hubbard, Centre for Research Communications  
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Departure  


For further information contact Jackie Wickham, telephone: 0115 846 6389.

Alternatively, email RSP Support or phone 0845 257 6860.