RSP Summer School 2008

11th July 2008, by

The second RSP Summer School took place at the end of June at Thornton Manor, the stately pile built by Lord Leverhume, in the heart of the Wirral peninsular, Cheshire. This was a highly appropriate venue, given that its former owner bequeathed the Leverhulme Trust for research and education, from which many of our institutions have benefited. Indeed, participants were given a guided tour of the Manor and a brief history of Lord Leverhulme's achievements by the current owner. One of the beauties of the venue was that it as not the usual run-of-the-mill hotel or university venue. Rather we were treated as guests at a country house party, and when the need arose, we were even invited to use locked-up parts of the manor that even the staff had not seen.

In a full programme over three days, delegates heard talks from RSP staff and invited experts on a wide range of issues and best practices relating to institutional repositories. Delegates were able to explore certain topics in more depth in practical break-out sessions, and there were ample opportunities for networking with fellow repository managers, not least in our famous 'speed networking' session and over dinner. In fact, feedback indicates the opportunity to network is one of the more valued aspects of the Summer School.

Photographs, and further details of the programme can be found in our events archive.


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