Apr 302012

We’re happy to announce a draft outline programme for this year’s Open Repositories conference which shows you what is happening on each day. It’s available as a PDF linked to the thumbnail image in this article. We’re not currently in a position to announce detailed schedules for every paper and workshop (although workshop timings should be available very soon) but we hope that the outline programme is enough to help you with travel planning.

Overall we’re expecting to run 16 workshops. These will take place in parallel on Monday all day and Tuesday morning. Most are half days but some are whole days. We’re still discussing details with some workshop organisers, but confirmed titles already include:

  • Multirepository Deposit to an Open Educational Repository and Institutional Archive at the same time
  • Hydra 101: An Introduction to Hydra and Collaborating in the Hydra Community
  • DSpace XMLUI
  • Institutional data repositories – roles, shapes and forms
  • UK RepositoryNet+
  • Software repositories and their links with institutional research repositories

Following lunch and the opening plenary on Tuesday we’ll have a minute madness session for all poster presenters whilst we’ve still got you all in one room. We then split off for the first parallel sessions of papers, which continue throughout Wednesday and for the first session on Thursday morning. Tuesday evening sees an opening reception at Edinburgh University’s Playfair Library where the posters will be available for viewing; they will then be moved back to the main conference venue in Appleton Tower for the remainder of the conference. Tuesday will also see the start of this year’s developer challenge and of Edinburgh’s unique Repository Fringe, moved to early July this year in honour of OR2012. Both will continue throughout Wednesday and more details will be announced when they are available.

Wednesday will also see a third, more informal strand given over to Pecha Kucha presentations and user-organised Birds of a Feather sessions. We will be publicising a timetable for the PK talks once confirmations have been sent out in mid-May, but other aspects of this strand will have an unconference flavour whose nature and timing will be controlled by you, the delegates.

The closing plenary will come just before lunch on Thursday, after which there will be a day and a half of user group activities for Eprints, DSpace and Fedora users and developers.

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