As we approach publishing a final post of highlights from Open Repositories 2012 and move this website towards being an archive of this year’s event we wanted to let you know how you can begin connecting with next year’s conference.
Open Repositories 2013 will be taking place on Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada and you may recall that in the very warm welcome the team gave at OR2012 they promised to have their website live very soon… Well the OR2013 website is now live! Bookmark it now: http://or2013.net/
On the website already you’ll find some introductory information on the Island and highlights of what you’ll be able to enjoy during your conference stay. An OR2013 Crowdvine has also been set up so do go and sign up.
OR2013 have also launched their Twitter account: you can find them as @openrepos2013 and they are using the hashtag
#OR2013 to get the conversation around next year’s conference started.
So, over the next few months you can not only look forward to some updates from the OR2012 team but you can also look forward to hearing much more about OR2013 from the Prince Edward Island team and start planning your ideas, papers, etc.
The Open Repositories Steering Committee are delighted to announce that OR2013 will take place in Prince Edward Island, in July 2013. This will mark the first time that Open Repositories has been held in Canada.
The Host Organising Committee for OR2013 add:
The University of Prince Edward Island, and DiscoveryGarden are pleased to announce that Prince Edward Island has been selected as the location for Open Repositories 2013!
Islands are often viewed as isolated and insular, but those that live on islands think differently: Island life is all about Community. Join us on Prince Edward Island in July 2013 to discuss the next generation of repositories. This will be the first Open Repositories Conference in Canada and what a better place to make history than the historic birthplace of Canadian Confederation.
Prince Edward Island is also the birthplace of Islandora, the award-winning, open-source framework that combines Drupal and Fedora to create a robust, digital asset management system. The Islandora community is strongly based out of the University of Prince Edward Island, and continues to grow along side the open-source community.
Prince Edward Island has miles of sandy beaches, lined by red cliffs and rich pastures. Come and enjoy a round of golf at an award winning course, visit a local artisan workshop, and sample fine culinary products, fresh from the farm and sea.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for OR2013!