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[EP-tech] Final reminder: OR 2017 submission deadline November 30th; Closing keynote Dr. Xiaolin Zhang


29 November, 2016


Final reminder: OR2017 submission deadline November 30th


The final deadline for submitting proposals and scholarship programme applications to the Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories (@OR2017aus and #or2017) closes on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The conference is scheduled to take place June 26-30 in Brisbane, Australia and is being hosted by The University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Griffith University.


The theme this year is “Open : Innovation | Knowledge | Repositories.”  You may review the call for proposals here: http://or2017.net/call-for-proposals/


The OR2017 Scholarship Programme enables us to provide support for a small number of full registered places (including the poster reception and banquet) for the conference in Brisbane. The programme is open to librarians, repository managers, developers and researchers in digital libraries and related fields. Applicants submitting a paper for the conference will be given priority consideration for funding. Please note that the programme does not cover costs such as accommodation, travel and subsistence. It is anticipated that the applicant's home institution will provide financial support to supplement the OR Scholarship Award.


* Submit your proposal here: https://conftool.com/or2017 by Nov. 30, 2016 *


* Find out more and submit your application at http://or2017.net/2016/11/23/2017-scholarship-programme/ by Dec. 31, 2016 *


Closing Keynote


We are excited to announce that Dr. Xiaolin Zhang is the former Director (2004-2015), National Science Library (NSL), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will be our closing keynote speaker for OR 2017. With a Physics degree, a Master of Science degree and a DLS degree, Dr. Zhang brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the areas of digital libraries, knowledge organization, data-driven knowledge discovery, and open access. For further information please go to the OR17 Speakers webpage: http://or2017.net/speakers/


We look forward to seeing you at OR2016!




Sue Hutley, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia

Andrea Schweer, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Elin Stangeland, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway


Contact: or17-program-chairs@googlegroups.com




The University of Queensland (UQ); Queensland University of Technology (QUT); Griffith University


Contact: or2017@qut.edu.au



FAQs about OR2017: http://or2017.net/frequently-asked-questions/

Web site: or2017.net

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