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See you at ARMA16?

Next week marks our first ever attendance at ARMA’s annual conference (ARMA16), which takes place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. ARMA is the professional association for research managers and administrators in the UK.

We are looking forward to packed agenda and an equally packed ‘house’, with over 700 delegates expected at this year’s conference.

What are we bringing to ARMA16?

We will have a joint stand (#2) with Arkivum in the exhibition area. Here is a quick preview of some of the ‘offers’ we have in store for ARMA16 delegates.

Fully compliant RDM solution

With ever increasing scrutiny by research councils and funders alike, having a reliable research data and publications repository in place is becoming a crucial part of the compliance puzzle. Our integrated research data management solution combines EPrints and Arkivum to offer a fully compliant solution that can be customised to your needs. But don’t take our word for it.

“I have always found ULCC’s service to be good value for money in terms of providing a complete repository service for a clear annual fee. This has saved us considerable resources in avoiding the need to employ EPrints software specialists locally. I anticipate that the service will continue to prove very valuable as the HEFCE OA requirements come into force”

Jonathan Lucas, Head of Information Resources & Content at St Mary’s University


Our FREE OAIS Online Course

Originally launched as a limited time only trial in our efforts to bring our award-winning Digital Preservation Training Programme online, this course has proven rather popular and has already attracted nearly 250 students.

The aim of the course is to give students a basic ‘getting started’ level guide to the OAIS reference model.

AOR Toolkit

The Assessing Organisational Readiness (AOR) Toolkit has its origins in work carried out by Kevin Ashley and Ed Pinsent as part of a Jisc funded project in 2009. The AOR toolkit will help you measure your organisational readiness for managing digital content.

This process can be useful for making effective decisions about how to create, manage, store and preserve your digital content. Likewise, understanding future requirements is necessary to enable your organisation to decide whether specific actions need to be taken in regard to particular content, or when and how it is desirable to improve on current capabilities.

The toolkit is structured as a number of elements, each one describing an aspect of digital content management. For example, ‘Mission statement’ is the very first element. There are a total of 30 elements. The elements are distributed across three discrete areas. These three ‘legs’ will tell you what you need to know about your organisation’s content from an Organisational, Technology
and Resources point of view.

So if you’d like to find out we help over 40 institutions meeting their long-term digital archiving, preservation and compliance needs come visit us on stand #2. You can also follow us on Twitter or keep and eye on the #arma2016 hashtag for real-time updates from the conference.

We look forward seeing you at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

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