From Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs & Operations, SPARC

Registration is now open for the next installment of the popular SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting. The meeting is hosted by SPARC, in partnership with SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan/National Institute of Informatics, and will be held November 8 & 9, 2010 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

The SPARC digital repositories meetings have played an integral part in advancing the potential of repositories to expand the dissemination of scholarship and transform scholarly communication. First held in 2004, the meeting is regularly hosted in the UK or Europe, Japan, and North America, draws hundreds of participants from around the globe, and has helped set the stage for key developments over the past six years.

The North American meeting is a unique forum for diverse stakeholders librarians, technologists, research producers, research funders, publishers and commercial interests to come together and consider how best to leverage the practices and policies that have proven successful and explore new challenges. The meeting is also a key venue for librarians, the leading advocates for repositories, to share and refine strategies to engage stakeholders across campus.

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