Friday, August 03, 2007

JIBS and JISC Collections Workshop - Discovering eprints: finding needles in the haystack?

JIBS and JISC Collections will jointly host this one day conference aimed primarily at library and information practitioners within the higher and further education sectors but anyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend.

There is a great deal of effort underway in the UK and internationally to make research outputs more easily accessible via both institutional and subject-based repositories. A question which researchers frequently ask about eprints is, 'How are my papers going to be found?' We are presenting a range of discovery tools: both freely available and commercially produced; well-established and at the project stage. We aim to highlight the issues to be addressed for those creating and using repository discovery tools. This workshop should provide library and information professionals with a greater understanding of the range of tools available and their benefits and shortcomings.

The workshop is FREE to members of institutions that are JIBS members and £50 to non members. This event will take place on Wednesday 12th September at European Research Institute, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.

Further details can be found at

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