[Oa-italia] Open Repositories 2019 AND Call for expressions of interest in hosting the annual Open Repositories Conference 2020
mauro.guerrini a unifi.it
Mer 13 Dic 2017 14:50:34 CET
SAVE THE DATE FOR OPEN REPOSITORIES 2019
The Open Repositories Steering Committee in conjunction with Universität
Hamburg is very pleased to announce that the 14th Open Repositories
Conference will be held in Hamburg, Germany from 10-13 June 2019 at
Link to online version of this text:
Universität Hamburg  is the largest research and educational
institution in northern Germany. As one of the country's largest
universities, it offers a diverse range of taught programs coupled with
excellent research. The institution is committed to sustainable science
and scholarship and its faculties pursue the concept of sustainability
in its broadest sense in both research and teaching.
The annual Open Repositories Conference  is a practitioner based
conference that brings together people from higher education,
government, libraries, archives and museums to focus on repository
infrastructure, tools, services, and policies. The Conference provides a
forum for delegates from around the world to explore the challenges and
opportunities that arise at the interface of technology and scholarly
publishing and practice.
More information will be available at Open Repositories 2018  to be
held in Montana June 4-7.
Contact information OR2019: http://or2019.net
For the Open Repositories Steering Committee:
University of Oslo Library
elin.stangeland a ub.uio.no
For the local organizing committee:
Center for Sustainable Research Data Management
kai.woerner a uni-hamburg.de
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IN HOSTING THE ANNUAL OPEN REPOSITORIES
The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks Expressions of Interest
(EoI) from candidate host organizations for the 2020 Open Repositories
Annual Conference series. Proposals from all geographic areas will be
Link to online version:
The Open Repositories Steering Committee is accepting Expressions of
Interest (EoI) to host the OR2020 conferences until February 28th, 2018.
Shortlisted sites will be notified by the end of March 2018 and invited
to submit a full proposal.
Candidate institutions must have the ability to host at least a four-day
conference with up to 500 attendees (OR2016 held in Dublin, Ireland drew
about 500 people and OR2017 held in Brisbane, Australia drew around
330). This includes appropriate access to conference facilities,
lodging, and transportation, as well as the ability to manage a range of
supporting services (food services, internet services, and conference
social events; conference web site; management of registration and
online payments; etc.). The candidate institutions and their local
arrangements committee must have the means to support the costs of
producing the conference through attendee registration and independent
fundraising. Fuller guidance is provided in the Open Repositories
Conference Handbook  on the Open Repositories wiki .
Expressions of Interest Guidelines
Organisations interested in proposing to host either the OR2020
conference should follow the steps listed below:
1. Expressions of Interest (EoIs) must be received by February 28,
2018. Please direct these EoIs and any enquiries to OR Steering
Committee Chair Elin Stangeland - elin.stangeland a ub.uio.no.
2. As noted above, the Open Repositories wiki has a set of pages at
Open Repositories Conference Handbook which offer guidelines for
organising an Open Repositories conference. Candidate institutions
should pay particular attention to the pages listed at "Preparing a bid"
before submitting an EoI.
3. The EoI should be fairly brief (1-2 pages, or email length), and
a. the name of the institution (or institutions in the case of a
b. an email address as a first point of contact
c. the proposed location for the conference venue with a brief
paragraph describing the local amenities that would be available to
delegates, including its proximity to a reasonably well-served airport
1. The OR Steering Committee will review proposals and may seek
advice from additional reviewers. Following the review, one or more
institutions will be invited to submit a detailed proposal.
2. Invitations to submit a detailed proposal will be issued by the
end of March 2018; institutions whose interest will not be taken up will
also be notified at that time. The invitations sent out will provide a
timeline for submitting a formal proposal and details of additional
information available to the shortlisted sites for help in the
preparation of their bid. The OR Steering Committee will be happy to
answer specific queries whilst proposals are being prepared.
About Open Repositories
Since 2006 Open Repositories has hosted an annual conference that brings
together users and developers of open digital repository platforms. For
further information about Open Repositories and links to past conference
sites, please visit the OR home page: http://www.openrepositories.org/
Subscribe to announcements about Open Repositories conferences by
joining the OR Google Group .
Please feel free to reflect this call for Expressions of Interest out
through your communities.
Elin Stangeland and Sarah Shreeves
for the Open Repositories Steering Committee
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