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SPARC

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DSpace

EPrints

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Call for Papers, Posters and Workshops

Submit a Proposal

Repositories are being deployed in a variety of environments (education, research, science, cultural heritage) and contexts (national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal). Regardless of setting, context or scale, repositories are increasingly expected to operate across administrative and disciplinary boundaries and to interact with distributed computational services and social communities. It is the aim of the Open Repositories Conference to bring together individuals and organizations responsible for the conception, development, implementation and management of digital repositories, as well as stakeholders who interact with them, to address theoretical, practical, and strategic issues.

A program of papers, panel discussions, poster presentations, user groups, and workshops or tutorials will bring together all the key stakeholders in the field. Open source software community meetings for the major platforms (EPrints, DSpace and Fedora) will also provide opportunities to advance and coordinate the development of repository installations across the world.

Submission Instructions

Conference Proposals: We welcome two- to four-page proposals for presentations or panels that discuss theoretical, practical, or administrative issues of digital repositories that focus on areas represented by the conference themes. Abstracts of accepted proposals will be made available through the conference's OCS site; all presentations and related materials used in the program sessions will be deposited in the upcoming Open Repositories 2009 community in Georgia Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech (http://SMARTech.gatech.edu).

User Group Presentations: Two- to four-page proposals for presentations or panels that focus on use of one of the major repository platforms (EPrints, DSpace and Fedora) are invited from developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators and practitioners describing novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of repositories.

Posters: We also invite developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators and practitioners to submit one-page proposals for posters.

Workshops: Proposals for workshops for repository managers and developers can be accommodated on day four (May 21, 2009) of the conference. Please contact the local arrangements team for inquiries about workshop facilities at or09info@library.gatech.edu.

Please address the following in your workshop proposal:
--The subject of the workshop and what knowledge you intend to convey
--Length of workshop (i.e. 2-hour? half a day? whole day? two-day? more?)
--How many workshop attendees you plan to accommodate
--Technology and facility requirements
--Any other supplies or support required
--A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the workshop
--Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the workshop

Please submit your proposal through the OCS system administered by Georgia Tech. The OCS system will be linked from the conference web site (http://conferences.library.gatech.edu/or/or09) and will be available for submissions as of December 1, 2008.

Important Dates and Contact Info

2009-02-20: Submission deadline for Conference proposals (presentations or panels)
2009-03-30: Notification of acceptance, Conference proposals

2009-02-20: Submission deadline for Workshops
2009-03-30: Notification of acceptance, Workshops

2009-03-06: Submission of User Group Proposals
2009-04-03: Notification of acceptance, User Group proposals

2009-03-19: Submission of Poster Proposals
2009-04-10: Notification of acceptance, Poster proposals

2009-05-18 Conference

Inquiries to:

DSpace User Group meeting Chair michele@dspace.org
Fedora User Group meeting Chair spayette@fedora-commons.org
EPrints User Group meeting Chair lac@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Program Committee Chair John.B.Howard@ASU.edu
Chair, Host Organizing Committee tyler.walters@library.gatech.edu

Conference Themes

DATA, REPOSITORIES, AND INFRASTRUCTURE

REPOSITORIES IN THE ORGANIZATION

INTEROPERABILITY AND DATA NETWORKS

SERVICES, INTERFACES, SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS

REPOSITORY USE CASES AND CASE STUDIES



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