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  Open Repositories 2012 Call for Proposals

        Open Repositories 2012 – “Open Services for Open Content: Local
        In/Global Out”

This year’s Open Repositories conference takes place in Edinburgh, 
Scotland between July 9th 2012 and July 13th. We’re now inviting you to 
consider what you can contribute to the conference programme.

Repositories are established in many ways as systems, as services, and 
as infrastructure for many types of content in an increasingly varied 
range of institutions. They now demonstrate how action on a local scale 
can have global consequences – for the institutions hosting 
repositories, for those who deposit content in them, and for society as 
a whole. Some actions, however, are only effective when coordinated at 
national, domain or global scale. Understanding the change repositories 
can bring about, the changes they themselves need to undergo, and the 
areas in which local action is sufficient are key themes of this year’s 
conference. We’re interested in hearing about:

  * Augmented content – and mediation and ownership of augmentation
  * Delivery of non-traditional content
  * Embedded repository service components
  * Shared and collaborative repository infrastructure and services
  * Open services that feed, support and consume repository services and
    content, such as identification services
  * Enabling content re-use
  * Long-term preservation in and of repositories and their content
  * Lessons learned about the difficulties of creating global services
    from local roots

and any other topic that you think is relevant to our major themes.

The aim of the Open Repositories Conference is to bring those 
responsible for the development, implementation and management of 
digital repositories together with stakeholders to address theoretical, 
practical, and strategic issues: across the entire lifecycle of 
information, from the creation and management of digital content, to 
enabling use, re-use, and interconnection of information, and ensuring 
long-term preservation and archiving. The current economic climate 
dictates that repositories operate across administrative and 
disciplinary boundaries and to interact with distributed computational 
services and social communities.

Submissions can take the form of abstracts, posters, demos and workshops 
– more details are given below. We will consider any submission that 
seems to us sufficiently original and repository-related to merit 
attention at this event, but we’ll give preference to submissions that 
address our primary theme.

The programme will also include the developer challenge and space for 
sessions in the spirit of Edinburgh’s successful ‘Repository Fringe’ 
(http://repositoryfringe.org) event. Further details of these segments 
of the programme will be announced nearer the time; they will include 
substantial aspects of the un-conference – an event whose format is 
controlled by its attendees.

        Submission process

/Conference papers/
We welcome two- to four-page proposals for presentations or panels that 
deal with organizational, theoretical, practical, or administrative 
issues of digital repositories and repository services that are not 
specific to a particular technical platform. 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 a 
repository intended for current and future OR content. Relevant papers 
unsuccessful in the main track will automatically be considered for 
inclusion, as appropriate as a User Group presentation.

/User Group Presentations/
Two- to four-page proposals for presentations or panels that focus on 
use of one of the major repository platforms (EPrints, DSpace and 
Fedora) are invited from developers, researchers, repository managers, 
administrators and practitioners describing novel experiences or 
developments in the construction and use of repositories involving 
issues specific to these technical platforms.

/Posters and demos/
We invite developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators 
and practitioners to submit one-page proposals for posters and 
demonstrations. Posters provide an opportunity to present work that 
isn’t appropriate for a paper; you’ll have the chance to do a 60-second 
pitch for your poster or demo during a plenary session at the conference.

/Workshops and Tutorials/
Workshops will take place before and after the conference; they will 
require proposals and can be closely or loosely attached to the 
conference. Closely attached workshops will have registration & venues 
arranged by OR2012 organisers; loosely attached workshops are the 
responsibility of the organizers, but OR2012 will co-promote them if 
they are accepted.

PLEASE submit your paper, poster, demo or workshop proposal through the 
conference system. The conference system will be linked from the 
conference web site (http://or2012.ed.ac.uk/) and will be available for 
submissions in January 2012.

        Key dates and contacts

2012-02-20 Deadline for papers, workshops & user group sessions
2012-03-31 Deadline for posters and demos
2012-04-06 Workshop/paper submitters notified
2012-05-11 Poster/demo submitters notified
2012-07-09 Conference pre-workshops begin

Get these dates in your diary, and start thinking now about what your 
contribution will be and the change you want to make. We look forward to 
welcoming you to Edinburgh in July.

Kevin Ashley
On behalf of the programme committee & the local organising committee of 

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