DEADLINE EXTENDED: OR09 proposals due Feb. 6, 2009

Open repositories 2009 - The Premier Venue for Implementers and  
Managers of Repository Infrastructure and Services
Proposals deadline extended until Friday Feb. 6, 2009:

Call for Papers, Posters and Workshops

Repositories are being deployed in a variety of environments  
(education, research, science, cultural heritage) and contexts  
(national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal).  
Regardless of setting, context or scale, repositories are increasingly  
expected to operate across administrative and disciplinary boundaries  
and to interact with distributed computational services and social  
communities. It is the aim of the Open Repositories Conference to  
bring together individuals and organizations responsible for the  
conception, development, implementation and management of digital  
repositories, as well as stakeholders who interact with them, to  
address theoretical, practical, and strategic issues.

A program of papers, panel discussions, poster presentations, user  
groups, and workshops or tutorials 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 coordinate the development of repository  
installations across the world. The conference will include a keynote  
address by John Wilbanks, who runs the Science Commons project at  
Creative Commons.

Submission Instructions

Conference Proposals: We welcome two- to four-page proposals for  
presentations or panels that discuss theoretical, practical, or  
administrative issues of digital repositories that focus on areas  
represented by the conference themes. Abstracts of accepted proposals  
will be made available through the conference's OCS site; all  
presentations and related materials used in the program sessions will  
be deposited in the upcoming Open Repositories 2009 community in  
Georgia Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech ( 

User Group Presentations: Two- to four-page proposals for  
presentations or panels that focus on use of one of the major  
repository platforms (EPrints, DSpace and Fedora) are invited from  
developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators and  
practitioners describing novel experiences or developments in the  
construction and use of repositories.

Posters: We also invite developers, researchers, repository managers,  
administrators and practitioners to submit one-page proposals for  

Workshops: Proposals for workshops for repository managers and  
developers can be accommodated on day four (May 21, 2009) of the  
conference. Please contact the local arrangements team for inquiries  
about workshop facilities at

Please submit your proposal through the OCS system administered by  
Georgia Tech. The OCS system will be linked from the conference web  
site ( and will be  
available for submissions as of December 1, 2008.

Important Dates and Contact Info

2009-02-06: Submission deadline for Conference proposals  
(presentations or panels), Extended
2009-03-06: Notification of acceptance, Conference proposals

2009-02-02: Submission deadline for Workshops
2009-03-06: Notification of acceptance, Workshops

2009-03-06: Submission of User Group Proposals
2009-04-03: Notification of acceptance, User Group proposals

2009-03-19: Submission of Poster Proposals
2009-04-10: Notification of acceptance, Poster proposals

2009-05-18 Conference

Inquiries to:

DSpace User Group meeting Chair
Fedora User Group meeting Chair
EPrints User Group meeting Chair
Program Committee Chair
Host Organizing Committee

Conference Themes


     * Repositories and scientific workflows
     * Managing the lifecycle for scientific data
     * Repositories for qualitative data, the humanities, social  
sciences, virtual organizations, grid/cloud computing, etc.
     * Integrating with publishing and publishing platforms
     * Repositories and HPC applications (models and simulations;  
     * Integrating with other infrastructure platforms (e.g., SRB,  
     * Scaling repositories to the demands of e-science


     * Organizational and financial sustainability, business models
     * Organizational and strategic context of repositories  
(libraries, archives, institutes, etc.)
     * Challenges in staffing digital repository and  
cyberinfrastructure services: recruitment; professional education;  
professional development; defining the roles and expertise of data  
curators and data scientists; training the next generation of  
repository managers
     * Organizational synergies and collaboration
     * Sustaining content over time: preservation; audit;  
certification; assessment; demonstrating value
     * Repository policies and governance
     * Embedding repositories in business processes and workflows
     * Repository services and organizational culture
     * Strategies for engaging with science and social science  
     * Making the case for organizational investment in repository  


     * Integration and interoperability issues among repository  
     * Collaboration among repository
     * Integration of repositories with software tools and workflows
     * Building federated repositories
     * Developing computational services and interfaces across  
distributed repositories
     * Achieving interoperability across administrative and  
disciplinary domains: technical and cultural challenges
     * Middleware topics (integration with access management  
frameworks, workflow management systems, etc.)
     * Content standards - discipline-specific vs general
     * Metadata standards and application profiles
     * Quality standards and quality control processes


     * Virtual organizations
     * OAI services
     * Social networking, annotation / tagging, personalization
     * Searching / information discovery
     * Multi-stakeholder value: preservation, open access, research,  
management, administration
     * Multi-agenda, multi-function, multi-purpose repositories
     * Usefulness and usability
     * Interfaces between repositories and scholarly publications or  
publishing platforms
     * Reference, reuse, reanalysis, re-interpretation, and  
repurposing of content
     * Citation of data / learning objects
     * Repository metrics
     * Bibliometrics: usage and impact


     * E- research/E-science (e.g., data and publication;  
collaborative services)
     * E-scholarship
     * Discipline-oriented repositories
     * Scholarly Publishing
     * Digital Library
     * Cultural Heritage
     * Scientific repositories / data repositories
     * Repositories that operate across multiple disciplines,  
organizations, and sectors (private/public; higher education/ 
government; etc.)

Received on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 19:40:25 UTC