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Thank you for your numerous submissions!

"The best-rated presentations from the conference will be subsequently published in the Journal of Digital Information http://journals.tdl.org/jodi)."

Open Repositories 2010 -- "The Grand Integration Challenge"

Repositories have been successfully established -- within and across institutions -- as a major source of digital information in a variety of environments such as research, education and cultural heritage. In a world of increasingly dispersed and modularized digital services and content, it remains a grand challenge for the future to cross the borders between diverse poles:

  • the web and the repository,
  • knowledge and technology,
  • wild and curated content,
  • linked and isolated data,
  • disciplinary and institutional systems,
  • scholars and service providers,
  • ad-hoc and long-term access,
  • ubiquitous and personalized environments,
  • the cloud and the desktop.

The Open Repositories Conference (6 to 9-JUL-2010 in Madrid, Spain) brings together individuals and organizations responsible for the conception, development, implementation, and management of digital repositories, as well as stakeholders who interact with them for achieving the widest possible integration in theoretical, practical, and strategic matters.

The program of papers, panel discussions, poster presentations, user groups, workshops, and tutorials will reflect the whole community of Open Repositories. Dedicated open source software community meetings for the major platforms (EPrints, DSpace and Fedora) will provide opportunities  to advance and coordinate the development of repository installations across the world.

OR10 Submission Instructions

General Sessions

We welcome two- to four-page proposals for presentations or panels that deal with theoretical, practical, or administrative issues of digital repositories. Abstracts of accepted papers will be made available through the conference’s web site; all presentations and related materials used in the program sessions will be deposited in the upcoming virtual conference proceeding of Open Repositories 2010.

User Group Meetings

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 Proposals

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

Workshops and Tutorials proposals

Proposals for workshops require a submission as well and can be accommodated before or after the main conference.

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

Important Dates and Contact Info

01-MAR-2010 Submission deadline (papers, user groups, posters, workshops, tutorials)
15-APR-2010 Notification of acceptance for conference presentations, workshops/tutorials
01-MAY-2010 Notification of acceptance for user group presentations and posters
06-JUL-2010 Conference start

DSpace User Group Meeting Chair: Elin Stangeland es444@cam.ac.uk

Fedora User Group Meeting Chair: Neil Jeffries neil.jefferies@sers.ox.ac.uk

EPrints User Group Meeting Chair: Les Carr lac@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Program Committee Chair: Wolfram Horstmann whorstmann@uni-bielefeld.de

Host Organizing Committee: Alicia López Medina alopezm@pas.uned.es

Conference Topics

The committee will consider any submission of sufficient quality and originality that relates to the field of Open Repositories. In the general track, preference will be given to submissions that relate to the theme of "The Grand Integration Challenge" as described in the introduction.

Please regard the following list as a selection of topics that indicates relevant fields.

  • Data Curation / Data Archives
  • Interoperability with Scholarly and Scientific Applications
  • Interactions with Learning Environments
  • Generic Workflows and Services
  • Integrating Open Repositories with the Grid / Cloud
  • Applications in Libraries/Archives
  • Disciplinary Requirements

Do you have ideas that relate to different topics? Then please go ahead and address them in your submission!


The Program Committee of Open Repositories 2010

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