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[EP-tech] EPrints and Open Repositories 2015: proposal submissions [and Scholarship Programme] due January 30, 2015



Dear all,

The EPrints community will be holding its next major interest group meeting in conjunction with the Open Repositories 2015 conference in Indianapolis in June this year. This meeting provides an opportunity for EPrints users, developers, repository managers or practitioners to share their work, to meet with colleagues and to keep up to date on the latest EPrints developments.

We invite you to submit one to two-page proposals that focus on the use of the EPrints and which highlight innovative and interesting ways you are using EPrints and to find out more on the EPrints Interest Group page (http://www.or2015.net/eprints-ig/) 

William J Nixon
University of Glasgow

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Open Repositories 2015: proposal submissions due January 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2015

The deadline for main conference and interest group proposal submissions and scholarship programme applications is January 30, 2015.

The Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2015 <http://www.or2015.net/>, will be held on June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis (Indiana, USA). The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. This year's conference theme is:

LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OPEN REPOSITORIES AT THE CROSSROADS
OR2015 is the tenth OR conference, and this year?s overarching theme reflects that milestone: Looking Back/Moving Forward: Open Repositories at the Crossroads. It is an opportunity to reflect on and to celebrate the transformative changes in repositories, scholarly communication and research data over the last decade. More critically however, it will also help to ensure that open repositories continue to play a key role in supporting, shaping and sharing those changes and an open agenda for research and scholarship.

OR2015 will provide an opportunity to explore the demands and roles now expected of both repositories and the staff who develop, support and manage them - and to prepare them for the challenges of the next decade.

We welcome proposals on this theme, but also on the theoretical, practical, organizational or administrative topics related to digital repositories. We are particularly interested in:

1. SUPPORTING OPEN SCHOLARSHIP, OPEN SCIENCE, AND CULTURAL HERITAGE ONLINE 
2. MANAGING RESEARCH (AND OPEN) DATA 
3. INTEGRATING WITH EXTERNAL SYSTEMS
4. RE-USING REPOSITORY CONTENT
5. EXPLORING METRICS AND ASSESSMENT 
6. MANAGING RIGHTS 
7. DEVELOPING AND TRAINING STAFF 
8. BUILDING THE PERFECT REPOSITORY

Submissions that demonstrate original and repository-related work without these themes will be considered, but preference will be given to submissions which address them.

KEY DATES
* 30 January 2015: Deadline for submissions
* 27 March 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
* 10 April 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to Interest Groups
* 8-11 June 2015: OR2015 conference

SUBMISSION PROCESS
General Conference: < http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/#submission >
DSpace Interest Group: < http://www.or2015.net/dspace-ig/ >
EPrints Interest Group: < http://www.or2015.net/eprints-ig/>
Fedora Interest Group: < http://www.or2015.net/fedora-ig/>

SUBMISSION SYSTEM: < https://www.conftool.com/or2015/> PDF format is preferred for submissions.

CODE OF CONDUCT:  < http://www.or2015.net/code-of-conduct/  >
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME:  < http://www.or2015.net/scholarship-programme/ >

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
* Holly Mercer, University of Tennessee
* William J Nixon, University of Glasgow
* Imma Subirats, FAO of the United Nations

contact: or15-program-chairs at googlegroups.com

LOCAL HOSTS
* Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
* University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
* Virginia Tech University Libraries
contact: <or2015 at indiana.edu>

CONFERENCE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
* website: < http://or2015.net/ >
* twitter:@OR2015Indy and #or2015
* Facebook: < https://www.facebook.com/or2015 >

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William J Nixon
Head of Digital Library Services
 
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