OR2012 has wrapped up, tweets are now just slowly fluttering in, and blog posts are popping up like new database entries in springtime. We wanted to gather together a sampling of the best stuff weâ€™ve come across since last week and put it all in plain sight. We know you guys eat broken links and buried content for breakfast, but we figured this could be your pre-meal cup of coffee. â€¦or something. Anyway, hereâ€™s what weâ€™ve got.
Natasha Simons was one of our volunteer bloggers, and she did a fantastic job of it. Mixing summary, analysis, and flair into each post makes each and every one a pleasure to read. Hereâ€™s one onÂ arriving in Edinburgh and hearing about the â€˜Building a National Networkâ€™ workshop, one onÂ conference day 2 (and haggis balls), and one withÂ a sporran full of identifiers chat.
Nick Sheppard, another of our volunteer bloggers, wrote up his reflections of the first two days of the conference on the train ride home. He was keen to write it, and you should be keen to read it. Trust us.
The JISC MRD folks took superb notes about the session onÂ institutional perspectives in research data management and infrastructure.
The DevCSI developer challenge was quite a lively segment of the conference, no matter which side of the mic you were on. Stuart Lewis drummed up excitement about the collaboration between developers and managers that the challenge aimed for this year, and the result was more than we could hope for. The number of submissions was higher than ever. Check out the competition show and tell and readÂ about the winners.
That’s what we’ve gathered so far, but it isn’t enough to do you all justice. That’s why we want you to comment, write in, tweet, and photograph everything you think we missed. We need slide decks, papers, pictures, and everything else. Speakers, if you haven’t passed on slides to session chairs, don’t be shy. And everybody else,Â drop us a line. We’ll be sure to include whatever you’ve got.
All this work isn’t just for the website. Everything we gather up will be going into a repository of open repository conference content. What can we say, we’re pretty single-minded when it comes to keeping it all open access for you lot. Get sending, and we’ll share more soon.