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


Course Topics

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 or by 11 July 2018.

All information on how to apply here:

For further queries please contact:

OTGA Malaysia Regional Training Centre Coordinator: Aidy M  Muslim ( )

or Claudia Delgado (OTGA Project Manager,, 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.