OTGA Training Course: Digital repositories: the pathway from open access to digital asset management | 23 – 27 September 2018

From the year 2000, digital repositories have developed as the main support for the Open Access Movement. Over the years digital repositories (e-repositories) have matured into a tool not only for open access to research literature, but also the tool to manage and make accessible an institution’s multimedia digital assets whilst at the same time providing the organization with a centralized research information reporting mechanism. Expansion as multimedia repositories and descriptions of their uses in digital asset management will bring participants to the discussion on how these transformations in the digital environment has changed the role of libraries and librarians/library agents. Practical experience of contributing to a repository will be included.


Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the role of repositories in the Open Access Movement (OA)
    • Update knowledge of important repository parameters and latest trends in South-east Asia
    • Know why repositories are an important tool in Digital Asset Management
    • Recognize the importance of Persistent Identifiers (PID) in Web 2 technologies
    • Know the extent that repositories can support data and research information systems
    • Be aware of the concepts of the semantic web and linked data
    • Appreciate the changing and challenging role of libraries/librarians and library agents
    • Obtain practical experience of contributing to an online publications repository


Course Topics

    • Overview of Digital Asset Management
    • OA policies and state of art in South-east Asia
    • Repositories and Open Access to Information
    • Repositories supporting research management: documents, data, archives, DAM
    • Important aspects of repositories: Copyright; Preservation; Metadata; Ontologies
    • Using repositories for Research information management
    • Changing Role of libraries
    • Repositories in South-east Asia

Target Audience

    • New or intending repository managers (documents, data, multimedia)
    • Marine information (library) managers and Marine data librarians
    • Marine researchers and postgraduate students
    • Research managers

Course Pre-requisites:

    • Interest or new responsibilities in working with marine sciences repositories
    • Good Working knowledge of English language
    • Computer IT skills

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to all successful students.


Location INOS UMT
Notes Priority will be given to participants originating from the South-East Asia Region. UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore, applications from women candidates are strongly encouraged.

Limited funding (including travel grants) for participation is available for researchers from developing countries. No registration fee is required.

Duration: 5 working days (~ 30 hours classroom sessions, plus eventual online assignments)

Period for Applications: 6 June – 11 July 2018

Application process:

Interested candidates should submit their application online on https://otga.wufoo.eu/forms/q6cvza70i0xcua/ or https://bit.ly/2xMMFVW by 11 July 2018.

All information on how to apply here: http://bit.ly/2ACZY9r

For further queries please contact:

OTGA Malaysia Regional Training Centre Coordinator: Aidy M  Muslim (aidy@umt.edu.my )

or Claudia Delgado (OTGA Project Manager, c.delgado@unesco.org), with subject line Digital Repositories: the pathway from Open Access to Digital Asset Management, 23 – 27 September 2018, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

The UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE is certified as a Learning Services Provider (ISO 29990:2010).

The OceanTeacher Global Academy is a Project of IOC/IODE supported by the Flanders-UNESCO Trust Fund (FUST) of the Government of Flanders, Belgium.