Network of Repository Managers (RepManNet)

Österreichkarte mit rosa Punkten auf Städten mit Linien verbunden, die das RepManNet und seine Mitglieder illustrieren


>>> Event Series "Research Data Management in Austria": Events (RepManNet in cooperation with Shared RDM, etc.)


RepManNet is a network of about 170 members of staff of Austrian institutions who are in charge of repository management. The network was founded in autumn 2016 by Susanne Blumesberger, Head of Repository Management PHAIDRA Services at the University Library Vienna. RepManNet offers an exchange of experiences, special issues and challenges in regular meetings to prioritize key aspects of scientific digital repositories. Lectures and workshops held by experts will consistently deepen its members' knowledge about repository management. At present, around 60 institutions are members of the network.

Relevant Information is published on a projected open platform for all members, our wiki. This platform is a communication space for all issues of repository management and allow for discussions of prospective agendas and functions to improve systems in collaborative work.



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Forum of Austrian University Libraries (ubifo)

ubifo Website with informations about the Network of Repository Managers (RepManNet)

Contact: Susanne Blumesberger and Andreas Ferus


RepManNet Targets:

RepManNet is an Austria-wide network of people who are entrusted with the operation of repositories. Independent of size, content and technology, a professional exchange on different topics shall take place and possible strategies and solutions for open questions shall be sought. At the same time, the network also serves as a forum for discussion about future functions and tasks of a repository and the associated requirements. Presentations by experts and various events are intended to deepen our knowledge of repositories and thus contribute to the optimization of the systems.


RepManNet Working Groups:

Working GroupObjectivesPublications
Accessibilitycreating awareness for accessible repositories and accessible content






Digital Humanitiesfocus on web applications for digital humanities in the context of repositories
DINI in Austriaenable certification of publication repositories according to DINI for Austria
FAIR Metadatafocal points of the work include usability testing, CARE principles, FAIR principles regarding metadata and Plan S and metadata

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Research Data Management in Practiceanswer practical RDM questions
Project for Open Access Weekplan activities for the International Open Access Week 2019 and create materialsmaterials
Goobiexchange of experience with Goobi users to design, promote and implement joint developments
Handbook Repository Managementpublish a practical manual on repository managementPublication 2024
Thesesall questions concerning university theses in repositories are to be discussedguidelines
Making Repositories Visibleintegrate repositories into directories and make them visible, etc.
Certification of Repositoriesdiscuss all questions around the certification of repositoriesarticle
Long-Term Archivingcommunication on all (technical) facets of long-term archiving
CARE Principlesexchange informations on how to deal with problematic/sensitive research data, taking into account CARE principles
Open Educational Resources (OER)Exchange regarding the development and administration of an institutional OER infrastructure, OER policy, support services (conceptual, didactic, legal, technical, design, metadata) and the OER hub



Participating Institutions:

AK Bibliothek Wien, Albertina Bibliothek, AUSSDA - The Austrian Social Science Data Archive, Bibliothek der Donau-Universität Krems, Bibliothek FH Burgenland, Bibliothek FH des BFI Wien, Bibliothek FH Joanneum, Bibliothek FH St. Pölten, Bibliothek FH Vorarlberg, Bibliothek IHS Institut für höhere Studien, Bibliothek IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Bibliothek ISTA (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Bibliothek Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Bibliothek und Mediathek FH Campus Wien, Bundeskanzleramt, Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv Universität Innsbruck, FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds, GeoSphere Austria, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz: Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung, Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften Krems, Katholische Privatuniversität Linz KiDoks, Landesbibliothek Oberösterreich, Liechtensteinische Landesbibliothek, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, MAK - Bibliothek und Kunstblättersammlung, OBVSG, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Österreichische Forschungsstiftung für Internationale Entwicklung ÖFSE, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Universität Wien, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol, Universitätsbibliothek Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Universitätsbibliothek der Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Universitätsbibliothek Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Universitätsbibliothek Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Universitätsbibliothek Klagenfurt, Universitätsbibliothek Kunstuniversität Linz, Universitätsbibliothek Medizinische Universität Wien, Universitätsbibliothek Salzburg, Universitätsbibliothek Technische Universität Wien, Universitätsbibliothek Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Universitätsbibliothek Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Universitätsbibliothek Kunstuniversität Graz,Universitätsbibliothek Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Universitätsbibliothek Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Universitätsbibliothek Wien, Universitätsbibliothek Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vorarlberger Landesbibliothek, Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, ...