The notice below may be of interest.  Please feel free to pass it on to individuals and groups who may be interested.  Please note the December 7 deadline for applications for scholarship.


We hope to see many of you in Sydney for the DSpace Users Group Meeting and the other events under the Open Repositories Forum which are being held from Jan. 31 until Feb. 3. 


Sydney is quite beautiful at that time of year.  For our colleagues from the northern hemisphere, this is an opportunity to come and enjoy the wonderful Sydney summer while catching up on the exciting work by colleagues from all over the world!








Fides Datu Lawton

University Librarian (Acting)

University Library

University of Technology, Sydney

P.O. Box 123 Broadway


Tel. +61 2 9514 3332                 Fax +61 2 9514 3331



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Subject: Scholarships available to attend Open Repositories 2006


The Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories is pleased to announce that Hewlett-Packard has generously offered to sponsor two participants from developing nations to attend the DSpace Users Group and related events held as part of Open Repositories 2006 in Sydney from the 31st January 2006. The generous scholarships will apply to airfares, accommodation, and conference fees. The purpose of the Hewlett-Packard Scholarships scheme is to make the DSpace User Group accessible to worthy candidates who might not otherwise have been able to attend and present their projects.

Applications should be sent to by the 7th of December 2005. Successful applicants will be informed by the 9th of December. 

Further details are available from the Open Repositories 2006 website at

I would be grateful if you could forward this message to groups or individuals who may be interested.