**With apologies for cross-posting**


Call for Proposals extended to March 4th - DSpace User Group Meeting at Open Repositories 2013


Conference Theme: Use, Reuse, Reproduce

Conference dates: 8 -12 July 2013

Conference location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada



Important dates:

22 February 2013: Deadline for proposal submissions

19 April 2013Submitters notified of acceptance to user groups

11-12 July 2013: DSpace User Group program


The DSpace User Group program committee invites your contributions to OR2013, whether you’re a developer, researcher, repository manager, administrator or practitioner. We invite one to two-page proposals that focus on the use of the DSpace platform and that describe novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of DSpace repositories. Presentation formats could include panels, tutorials, facilitated round table discussions, stories, or presentations of varying length. Please indicate the preferred format in you proposal.


Some specific areas of interest for OR2013, from the conference web site are:

  • Effective re-use of content--particularly research data--enabled by embedded repository tools and services
  • Effective re-use of software, services, and infrastructure to support repository development
  • Facilitation of reproducible research through access to data, workflows, and code
  • Services making use of repository metadata
  • Focused, disciplinary or community-based software, services, and infrastructure for use and reuse of content
  • Integration of data, including linked data, and external services with repositories to provide solutions to specific domains
  • Added-value services for repositories
  • Long-term preservation of repositories and their contents


Submitting your proposal:


Visit the Open Repositories 2013 conference website to submit your proposal online:http://or2013.net/cfp

Also check out the conference blog http://or2013.net/blog and the OR2013CrowdVine http://or2013.crowdvine.com/


For enquiries, please contact the DSpace User Group Chair, Hilde Colenbrander, hilde.colenbrander@ubc.ca

We look forward to receiving your proposals!


Hilde Colenbrander
cIRcle Digital Repository Coordinator

The University of British Columbia Library
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Telephone: 604-827-4278