Dear community,

This is just a reminder the deadline for submitting papers to Open Repositories 2008 is next FRIDAY Dec 7th.  The conference is in Southampton UK April 1-4th 08.  If your proposal is not accepted by the general conference it will be reviewed for the dspace user group meeting following the conference.  Here are the details:

 

OPEN REPOSITORIES 2008: Deadline 7th Dec 2007 for Papers & Panels (Calls for Posters and User Group Participation to follow later)
http://www.openrepositories.org/2008

 

We invite developers, researchers and practitioners to submit papers describing novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of digital repositories. Submissions of UP TO 4 pages in length are requested for review. See the CFP page at the conference site for submission instructions. Submissions for panel discussions are also requested.

 

Repositories are being deployed in a variety of settings (research, scholarship, learning, science, cultural heritage) and across a range of scales (subject, national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal). The aim of this conference is to address the technical, managerial, practical and theoretical issues that arise from diverse applications of repositories in the increasingly pervasive information environment.

 

A programme of papers, panel discussions, poster presentations, workshops, tutorials and developer coding sessions will bring together all the key stakeholders in the field. Open source software community meetings for the major platforms (EPrints, DSpace and Fedora) will also provide opportunities to advance and co-ordinate the development of repository installations across the world.

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND CONTACT INFO
Paper Submission Deadline: Friday 7th December 2007
Notification of Acceptance: Monday January 21st 2008
Submission of DSpace/EPrints/Fedora User Group Presentations: TBA
Submission of Posters: Monday 4th February 2008
Conference: April 1-4, 2008. University of Southampton, UK.
Enquiries to: Program Committee Chair (e.lyon@ukoln.ac.uk) or General Chair (lac@ecs.soton.ac.uk)

 

CONFERENCE THEMES
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The themes of the conference include (but are not limited to) the
following:

 

TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE IN THE KNOWLEDGE WORKPLACE
- Embedding repositories in business processes and individual workflow.
- Change Management
- Advocacy and Culture Change
- Policy development and policy lag.

 

PROFESSIONALISM AND PRACTICE
- Professional Development
- Workforce Capacity
- Skills and Training
- Roles and Responsibilities

 

SUSTAINABILITY
- Economic sustainability and new business models,
- Technical sustainability of a repository over time, including platform change and migration.
- Technical sustainability of holdings over time. Preservation. Audit, certification. Trust. Assessment tools.
- Managing sustainability failure - when a repository outlives its organisation or its organisational commitment.

 

LEGAL ISSUES
- Embargoes
- Licensing and Digital Rights Management
- Mandates
- Overcoming legislative barriers
- Contractual relationships - facilitating and monitoring
- International and cross-border issues

 

SUCCESSFUL INTEROPERABILITY
- Content standards - discipline-specific vs general
- Metadata standards and application profiles
- Quality standards and quality control processes
- Achieving interchange in multi-disciplinary or multi-institutional environments
- Semantic web and linked data
- Identifier management for data and real world resources
- Access and authentication

 

MODELS, ARCHITECTURES AND FRAMEWORKS
- Beyond OAIS
- Federations
- Institutional Models - uber- or multi-repository environments
- Adapting to changing e-infrastructure: SOA, services, cloud computing
- Scalability

 

VALUE CHAINS and SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS
- Multi-stakeholder value: preservation, open access, research, management, admninistratiion
- Multi-agenda, multi-function, multi-purpose repositories
- Usefulness and usability
- Reference, reuse, reanalysis and repurposing of content
- Citation of data / learning objects
- Changes in scholarly practice
- New benchmarks for scholarly success
- Repository metrics
- Bibliometrics: usage and impact

 

SERVICES BUILT ON REPOSITORIES
- OAI services
- User-oriented services
- Mashups
- Social networking
- Commentary / tagging
- Searching / information discovery
- Alerting
- Mining
- Visualisation
- Integration with Second life and Virtual environments

 

USE CASES FOR REPOSITORIES
- E-research/E-science (e.g., data and publication; collaborative
services)
- E-scholarship
- Institutional repositories
- Discipline-oriented repositories
- Open Access
- Scholarly Publishing
- Digital Library
- Cultural Heritage
- Scientific repositories / data repositories
- Interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral repositories