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  2nd DSpace Federation User Group Meeting
  University of Cambridge, UK
  7-8 July 2005 

Submissions are invited from organizations using DSpace who wish to present at the upcoming DSpace Federation User Group meeting.

The objective of the User Group meeting is to bring together the DSpace open source community to share experiences and discuss the future developments of the DSpace platform and Federation of adopters.  Preliminary information about registration is now available on the meeting website:  http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/dspace/usergroup2005/registration.htm.

Submissions are invited for the following categories:

Long presentations (20 - 30 minutes):  organizations which are leading large DSpace-related research projects or significant DSpace initiatives. 
Short presentations (10 - 15 minutes):  organizations/individuals who have contributed new features, tools, or plug-ins or are addressing specific technical issues.
DSpace Around the World:  short presentations (10 - 15 minutes) from organizations worldwide who are using DSpace.  Submissions should highlight innovative uses of DSpace or DSpace policy, implementation or other activities that are influenced by or derived from local, regional or national issues or culture.
Posters:  forum for sharing project plans or results.

Presentation/poster proposals:
-  must be sent via email to jhwalker@mit.edu;
-  should specify whether the submission is for the long, short, Around the World, or poster category;
-  should take the form of a brief (1 page) description of the topic for presentation or poster;
-  should include 50 word biographical sketch of the primary author; and
-  should include mailing address, phone, fax, email for the primary author.

Submissions are requested by 29 April 2005 and will be reviewed by members of the Programme Committee (http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/dspace/usergroup2005/organisers.htm) for acceptance notification by 20 May 2005.  If the presentation is accepted, final versions of the presentation must be submitted electronically by 1 July 2005.  We will not be seeking text for publication, but will ask all authors to post their presentations on the DSpace Federation website after the meeting.

Further information can be obtained from the programme committee chair:  Julie Walker (jhwalker@mit.edu)

Many thanks,

The DSpace Federation User Group Meeting Programme Committee