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[InetBib] Open Repositories 2016: Keynotes announced and early bird

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Subject: OR2016 keynotes and accepted contributions announced; Early bird 
deadline is April 13th

Open Repositories 2016 - to be held in Dublin, Ireland June 13th-16th - is 
pleased to announce our opening and closing keynote speakers - Laura 
Czerniewicz and Rufus Pollock. Read below for more information about both.

Please note that early bird registration for Open Repositories 2016 will close 
on April 13th. Register at http://or2016.net/ to take advantage of the early 
bird registration, make your hotel reservation, and book sightseeing tours.

The accepted contributions are also now listed on the OR2016 Website here: 
http://or2016.net/accepted-contributions. We are currently working on the 
detailed program schedule, but you can find the general outline here: 

Laura Czerniewicz will kick off Open Repositories 2016 with her opening keynote 
titled “Which knowledge online? Reflections on networked scholarly 
communication practices in a global age” on the morning of Tuesday, June 14th. 
The current digitally-mediated networked age promises global digital cultures 
with flattened power relations, given the affordances of information and 
communication technologies to collapse distance, enable easier cross-country 
collaborations and create new opportunities for knowledge production and 
sharing. Drawing on case studies of local knowledge production, communication, 
visibility and discoverability, this talk will raise issues regarding how the 
reconfiguration of relationships and power is occurring in practice.

Associate Professor Czerniewicz is the director of the Centre for Innovation in 
Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Prior 
to that position, she ran the OpenUCT Initiative spearheading the university’s 
open scholarship agenda including the development of the Open Access policy and 
the repository as well as the integration of open education. She blogs 
intermittently at 
 and can be followed at https://twitter.com/czernie on Twitter.

Dr. Rufus Pollock will deliver the closing keynote the afternoon of Thursday, 
June 16th. Dr Pollock is Founder and President of Open Knowledge, an 
international non-profit using advocacy, technology and training to unlock 
information and see it used to create insight that drives change. He was 
formerly a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and a Mead Fellow in Economics at 
Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge and is currently an adviser on open 
data to several governments. He has worked extensively as a scholar, activist 
and technologist on the social, legal and technical challenges around the 
creation and sharing of knowledge. See more about Dr. Pollock at 
http://rufuspollock.org/ and follow him on Twitter at 

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin this June!

Dermot Frost

Chair, OR2016 Host Committee

David Minor, Matthias Razum, and Sarah Shreeves
Co-Chairs, OR2016 Program Committee

FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz-Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur GmbH.
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Amtsgericht Mannheim HRB 
Geschäftsführerin: Sabine Brünger-Weilandt.
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDirig Dr. Thomas Greiner.

Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.