About

 

Welcome to the website for the 7th International Conference on Open Repositories.

The theme and title of the 2012 conference at Edinburgh – Open Services for Open Content: Local In for Global Out – reflects the current move towards open content, ‘augmented content’, distributed systems and data delivery infrastructures.

The conference will have both general conference sessions and open user group meetings for the three main open source repository platforms: DSpace, Fedora, and Eprints.  There will also be a strand for the popular ‘Repository Fringe’, an informal, creative gathering of repository managers and developers which has been hosted at the University of Edinburgh each year since 2008 – to coincide with the internationally well known Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Whether integrated into external research or teaching and learning workflows repositories form a key component to ensure that academic digital output within academic institutions can be accessed more widely. They are changing the nature of scholarly communication across universities, research laboratories, libraries and publishers. Repositories are now being deployed across sectors (education, research, science, cultural heritage) and at all levels (national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal). The aim of the Open Repositories Conference is to bring those responsible for the development, implementation and management of digital repositories together with stakeholders to address theoretical, practical, and strategic issues: across the entire lifecycle of information, from the creation and management of digital content, to enabling use, re-use, and interconnection of information, and ensuring long-term preservation and archiving. The current economic climate dictates that repositories operate across administrative and disciplinary boundaries and to interact with distributed computational services and social communities.

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  21 Responses to “About”

  1. What is the timeline for submission of papers and availability of draft agenda for the conference?

    • Hi Michael – The Programme Chair (Kevin Ashley, DCC) is in the process of drafting a Call for Papers complete with conference themes. It is hoped that this will be sent out in the near future (hopefully by the end of next week). We will post this announcement on the website and on mailing lists. In the meantime please get in contact if you require any further information.

      Best,
      Stuart Macdonald
      Co-Chair, OR2012 Host-Organising Committee

  2. I would like to submit a paper for the forthcoming conference and let me know whether you provide travel grants for the developing country paper contributors. One of my poster submission has been accepted in OR 2008.

    • Many thanks for your enquiry. Information on submission dates and guidelines will be posted here on the website once finalised by the Programme Chair, Kevin Ashley (DCC).

      OR2012 conference planning committees so meet regularly to discuss organisational aspects including outreach funding. Further details on this will also be made available shortly on the website.

      - Nicola Osborne, OR2012 Host Organising Committee

  3. Dear Sir

    What are the paper submission dates and detailed themes of the conference. We are interested in submitting a paper.

    • Many thanks for your enquiry. Information on submission dates and guidelines will be posted here on the website once finalised by the Programme Chair, Kevin Ashley (DCC).

      - Nicola Osborne, OR2012 Host Organising Committee

  4. As we are interested in submiting a paper, I would like to ask if there is any special template that we should follow in order to prepare our proposal. In addition, is there any information about when will the submission system be open?

    • Georgia – Many thanks for your enquiry. The Programme Chair is aiming to announce further details regarding the submission process and system in the next few days. Details will be available on the OR2012 website.

      Best wishes
      Stuart Macdonald
      Co-Chair OR2012 Organising Committee

  5. I am interested to attend. I need to know more about the mode of application.

    Thanks

    Paul

    • Paul – Many thanks for your enquiry. The Programme Chair is aiming to announce further details regarding the submission process and system in the next few days. Details will be available on the OR2012 website.

      Best wishes
      Stuart Macdonald
      Co-Chair OR2012 Organising Committee

  6. I need to request funding to attend the conference. How much will the registration and hotel costs be?

    • Sir/Madam – Many thanks for your enquiry. The Programme Chair is aiming to make an announcement regarding the submission process and system in the next few days. At this stage we are unable to indicate registration or accommodaiton costs. We will aim to make further details available on the OR2012 website shortly.

      Best wishes
      Stuart Macdonald
      Co-Chair OR2012 Organising Committee

  7. Plz let me know the registration charges & hotel accomodation charges,

    Secondly where to submit abstract or paper

    • Javed, thank you for getting in touch. We hope to have registration and accommodation available once the proposal submissions have opened up. This brings me to your second question: Kevin Ashley (DCC, OR2012 Programme Chair) is aiming to make an announcement in the next few days regarding the proposal submission process. Details of this will be made available on the OR2012 website.

      Many thanks,
      Nicola Osborne, OR2012 Host Organising Committee

      • Hello
        When we can send the paper?
        Thanks very much
        gus

        • Gus,

          The date for proposals has been extended to the 5th March and we will be updating the blog shortly to reflect the change of submission date and to provide an update on the submission system/process.

          Thanks,
          Nicola Osborne, OR2012 Host Organising Committee

  8. Still waiting for registration fee. Need to get approval for Funds also for visa processing it takes too much time from Pak. please let me know the item of registration fees at earliest

    • Javed,

      Thank you for getting in touch again. As per my previous response we hope to have the registration and accommodation prices available once the proposal submissions have opened up – see our dates page for more information.

      As soon as the registration process (including prices) goes live it will be posted on the blog and we will add a link to this page as well.

      Many thanks,
      Nicola Osborne, OR2012 Host Organising Committee

  9. Do you have even a general idea about the cost of registration and accommodation? It’s hard to know whether I could even afford to come if something were accepted…

    • Linda,

      Thank you for your comment. We should be able to confirm cost of registration and accommodation very shortly but this is likely to be before submissions close. I would therefore recommend submitting any proposals you may be considering so that they meet tonight’s deadline. We will shortly be updating this website with costs, registration links and information about the city and venues for OR2012. I do hope you will find the registration and accommodation costs affordable and the conference well worth attending.

      Thanks,
      Nicola Osborne, OR2012 Host Organising Committee