A very successful Teachmeet event was held on 25th October 2013. Many thanks to all who paricipated, lurked, presented and baked! A special thanks to Niamh Brennan and Ashling Hayes for helping organize the fantastic venue of the Long Room Hub at TCD.

Archived information here:
We are going to host our first event during International Open Access Week.
Repository Network Ireland TeachMeet
Friday 25th October 2013

Dublin City Centre
Long Room Hub Trinity College Dublin

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Calling all repository managers(and/or baking enthusiasts) in Ireland

Check back for links to presentations, videos , questions to the presenters, feedback and information on future events.

  1. What is TeachMeet?
  2. When and where?
  3. What can you do?
    • Presentation Rules
    • Seven minute micropresentations
    • Two minute nano presentations
    • Enthusiastic Lurkers
  4. What do we need to make the event happen?
    • Help on the Day
    • Sponsors
  5. Links and Resources
    • Twitter
    • Presentations on Slideshare
    • Photos on Flickr
  6. Get in touch

1. What is TeachMeet?

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering of those interested in repositories and managing open access information. This is an opportunity to share approaches being used at your library, present ideas, ask questions or just sign up to take part in open learning conversations. Everyone is welcome to join: repository managers in particular as well as information professionals, librarians and newcomers to the world of Open Access. This is a chance to exchange ideas and knowledge as well a great networking opportunity!

2. When and Where?

The Repository Network Ireland will be happening on Friday 25th October, 2pm - 5pm, in Dublin City Centre (Venue TBC)

How to Get There

(Coming Soon)

3. What can you do?

You can come along to chat, meet new people, or give a seven minute talk, a two minute nano presentation or lead a conversation.
If you are a
Photo Courtesy: Oatsy40
Photo Courtesy: Oatsy40

baking enthusiast why not bring some cake, buns, biscuits (we're not fussy) to energise the participants. This is not a sponsored event, so we warmly welcome your baking contributions.

Presentation Rules

What are the rules for this Teachmeet?

You can use whatever presentation format you want including PowerPoint, keynote, prezi, slide rocket, 280 slides, you could just talk, show something from the web, hold up a poster, share some tips about repositories or you could sing a song!

The important thing is that you get your message across and you will only get one minute to set up time.
Be prepared for technical difficulties and be ready to wing it on the day! That’s what makes Teachmeet exciting!

Seven minute micropresentations

Add your name and what you may talk about below.

Your Name
Name of your repository (if applicable)
Title of your talk
Jane Burns

OA Project how to set up a repository with no funding or staff: The Temple Street example
Joseph Green
Research Repository UCD
Basic RIAN Compliance (this will be a 14 minute talk due to demand!)
Breeda Herlihy
Cork Open Research Archive CORA

Online submission of E-Theses
Yvonne Desmond

Aoife Lawton
Lenus Irish Health Repository HSE

Natalie Harrower
Digital Repository of Ireland
The Digital Repository of Ireland: community building
Gary Cullen
Connacht Ulster Alliance
The Connacht Ulster Alliance with LyIT, IT Sligo and GMIT
Liam O'Dwyer
St Patrick's College, Drumcondra
Preparatory stages of a College Repository
Niamh Harte

e-deposit Ireland

Two minute nano presentations

Add your name and what you would like to talk about below.

Your Name
Topic or Title of your choice:
Máire Caffrey
RNI Introduction
Niamh Brennan
Audience choice of topic
Stephanie Ronan
Joining RIAN

Enthusiastic Lurkers

Add your name
  1. Gillian Whelan (TCD)
  2. Jessica Eustace-Cook (TCD)
  3. Donogh Lysaght (UCD SILS enthusiastic student)
  4. Michael Seibert (UCD SILS enthusiastic student)
  5. Lorna O'Connor (DKIT)
  6. Ashling Hayes (TARA Content Manager)
  7. Jenny Byrne Systems Librarian (RCSI epubs)
  8. Charlotte Gunn (UCD SILS enthusiastic student)
  9. Marie Campbell (DIT Arrow)
  10. Sally O'Neill (DIT Arrow)
  11. Sarah Kelly (Dublin Business School eSource)
  12. Tim Lawless Assistant Librarian (National College of Ireland)
  13. Sue Miller Head of Library Services, The Library, Church of Ireland College of Education
  14. Carol Creavin (RCSI epubs)
  15. Marie-Therese Carmody (Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio)
  16. Sarah Connolly (Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio)
  17. Laoise Doherty (Royal Irish Academy of Music Library)
  18. Peter Dowie (Teagasc)
  19. Fiona Farrell (DIT library services)
  20. Caroline Rowan (UCD SILS graduate)
  21. Mary Dunne (Health Research Board)


When it's all over, why not continue the conversation over food and drinks? Venue suggestions gratefully received.


4. What do we need to make the event happen?

Who can help organise things before, on the day or during the event?


We would welcome any sponsorship, please contact one of the RNITeachmeet team (details below)

Help on the Day

Add your name below if you can offer any assistance to ensure this event is a good as it can be.
1. Máire Caffrey- MC and timekeeper

5. Links and Resources

Please contribute to any or all of these!

a) Twitter
When you are mentioning TeachMeet on Twitter please just add #RNITeachmeet somwhere in the tweet - that way it will be picked up by a Twitter search.
b) Presentations on Slideshare
Please add presentations to Slideshare following the event
c) Photos on Flickr
Please take some snaps on the day and share on Flickr
d) Minutes compiled by Sarah Kelly, Dublin Business School