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[InetBib] CALL for Proposals: Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories 2015

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The Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories<http://www.or2015.net>, 
OR2015, 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:


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

Papers are invited to consider how repositories can best support the needs of 
open science, open scholarship, and cultural heritage to make research as 
accessible as possible, including:

• Open access, open data and open educational resources
• Scholarly workflows, publishing and communicating scientific knowledge
• Compliance with funder mandates
• Considerations for cultural heritage and digital humanities resources

 2. Managing Research (and Open) Data

Papers are invited to consider how repositories can support the needs of 
research data. Areas of interest are:

• Data registries
• Storage
• Curation lifecycle management
• Management and digital preservation tools

3. Integrating with External Systems

Papers are invited to explore, evaluate, or demonstrate integration with 
external systems, including:

• CRIS and research management systems
• Notification systems (e.g. SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE))
• Remote identifier services (e.g. ORCID, DOI, etc.)
• Preservation services
• Archival systems (e.g. CALM or Archivists’ Toolkit)

4. Re-using Repository Content

Papers are invited to showcase how repository content can be re-used in the 
context of:

• Discipline-based repositories and services
• Discovery services
• Integration of semantic technologies
• Repository networks

5. Exploring Metrics and Assessment

Papers are invited to present experiences on scholarly metrics and assessment 
services, particularly:

• Bibliometrics
• Downloads (e.g. COUNTER compliance)
• Analytics
• Altmetrics

6. Managing Rights

Papers are invited to examine the role of rights management in the context of 
open repositories, including:

• Research and scholarly communication outputs
• Licenses (e.g. Creative Commons, Open Data Commons)
• Embargoes
• Requirements of funder mandates

7. Developing and Training Staff

Papers are invited to consider the evolving role of staff who support and 
manage repositories across libraries, cultural heritage organizations, research 
offices and computer centres, especially:

• New roles and responsibilities
• Training needs and opportunities
• Career path and recruitment
• Community support

8. Building the Perfect Repository

Papers are invited to look ahead to OR16 and beyond to consider what the 
perfect repository looks like:

• Key features and services
• Who would be its users?
• How would it transform scholarly communication?
• What lessons have been learned since the first OR?
• Or, is it a pipe dream and there's no such thing?

Submissions that demonstrate original and repository-related work outwith these 
themes will be considered, but preference will be given to submissions which 
address them.


30 January 2015: Deadline for submissions and Scholarship Programme applications

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


Conference Papers and Panels
Two to four-page proposals for presentations or panels that deal with digital 
repositories and repository services (see below for optional Proposal 
Templates). Abstracts of accepted papers will be made available through the 
conference's web site, and later they and associated materials will be made 
available in an open repository. In general, sessions will have three papers; 
panels may take an entire session. Relevant papers unsuccessful in the main 
track will automatically be considered for inclusion, as appropriate, as an 
Interest Group presentation, poster or 24/7.

Interest Group Presentations
The opportunity to engage with and learn more about the work of relevant 
communities of interest is a key element of Open Repositories. One to two page 
proposals are invited for presentations or panels that focus on the work of 
such communities, traditionally DSpace, EPrints and Fedora, describing novel 
experiences or developments in the construction and use of repositories 
involving issues specific to these technical platforms. Further information 
about applications for additional Interest Groups and guidance on submissions 
will be forthcoming.

24x7 Presentations
One to two-page proposals for 7 minute presentations comprising no more than 24 
slides. Similar to Pecha Kuchas or Lightning Talks, these 24x7 presentations 
will be grouped into blocks based on conference themes, with each block 
followed by a moderated discussion / question and answer session involving the 
audience and whole block of presenters. This format will provide conference 
goers with a fast-paced survey of like work across many institutions, and 
presenters the chance to disseminate their work in more depth and context than 
a traditional poster.

"Repository RANTS" 24x7 Block
One block of 24x7's will revolve around "repository rants": brief exposés that 
challenge the conventional wisdom or practice, and highlight what the 
repository community is doing that is misguided, or perhaps just missing 
altogether. The top proposals will be incorporated into a track meant to 
provoke unconventional approaches to repository services.

"Repository RAVES" 24x7 Block
One block of 24x7's at OR2015 will revolve around "repository raves": brief 
exposés that celebrate particular practice and processes, and highlight what 
the repository community is doing that is right. The top proposals will be 
incorporated into a track meant to celebrate successful approaches to 
repository services.

One-page proposal for posters that showcase current work are invited from 
researchers, repository managers, administrators, developers and practitioners. 
There will be the opportunity to make a 60-second pitch for your poster during 
“minute madness” and a chance for attendees to view and to discuss your work 
during the poster reception.

2015 Developer Track
Each year a significant proportion of the delegates at Open Repositories are 
software developers who work on repository software or related services. OR2015 
will feature a Developer Track which will provide a focus for showcasing work, 
exchanging ideas and participating in "lightning rounds". Further details and 
guidance on submissions to the Developer Track will be forthcoming. Developers 
are also encouraged to contribute to the other tracks as papers, posters, 24x7 
presentations, repository raves and rants 24x7 blocks.

Workshops and Tutorials
One to two-page proposals for workshops and tutorials addressing theoretical or 
practical issues around digital repositories are welcomed. Please address the 
following in your proposal:

• The subject of the event and what knowledge you intend to convey
• Length of session (e.g., 1-hour, 2-hour, half a day or a whole day)
• A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the session
• How many attendees you plan to accommodate
• Technology and facility requirements
• Any other supplies or support required
• Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the session

Proposal Templates
The OR2015 proposal templates are a guideline to help you prepare an effective 
submission. They are provided in both the Word document and plain-text Markdown 
formats and provide details around the requirements for conference papers and 
 and 24/7's and posters 

Submission system
The conference system will be open for submissions by 15 December 2014. PDF 
format is preferred.


We will be publishing guidelines for conduct for OR2015.


OR2015 will again run a Scholarship Programme which will enable us to provide 
support for a small number of full registered places (including the poster 
reception and banquet) for the conference in Indianapolis. 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. Full details will shortly be 
available on the conference website.

Program Co-Chairs

Holly Mercer, University of Tennessee
William J Nixon, University of Glasgow
Imma Subirats, FAO of the United Nations


Local Hosts

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
Virginia Tech University Libraries

contact: or2015@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:or2015@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Conference Website and Social Media

website: http://or2015.net/

twitter:@OR2015Indy and #or2015

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/or2015

Read it online: http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/


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Geschäftsführerin: Sabine Brünger-Weilandt.
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDirig Dr. Thomas Greiner.

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