[Open-access] It’s time to Get Ready to Submit Your OR2014 Proposal!

Imma Subirats imma.subirats at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 14:54:13 UTC 2014


January 9, 2014

Read it online: http://bit.ly/1ghYi3Q

GET READY to Submit Your OR2014 Proposal

A message from the Open Repositories 2014 Conference organizers

As the year turns it's time to look forward to the Ninth International
Conference on Open Repositories, OR2014 (#or2014). The conference will
take place June 9-13 in Helsinki, Finland hosted by University of
Helsinki‘s twin libraries: Helsinki University Library and the
National Library of Finland.

The theme this year is "Towards Repository Ecosystems" emphasizing the
interconnected nature of repositories, institutions, technologies,
data and the people who make it all work together. There are several
different formats (see below) provided to encourage your participation
in this year's conference. With the deadline for submissions fast
approaching the organizers invite you to review the call for proposals
here:http://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=281, and to submit your
proposal here:https://www.conftool.com/or2014/ by Feb. 3, 2014.


• 3 February 2014: Deadline for submissions
• 4 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
• 17 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to interest groups
• 9-13 June 2014: OR2014 conference


Conference Papers and Panels

We welcome proposals that are at least two pages and no more than four
pages in length for presentations or panels that deal with digital
repositories and repository services. Abstracts of accepted papers
will be made available through the conference’s web site, and later
they and associated materials will be made available in a repository
intended for current and future OR content. In general, sessions are
an hour and a half long with three papers per session; panels may take
an entire session. Relevant papers unsuccessful in the main track will
automatically be considered for inclusion, as appropriate, as an
Interest Group presentation.

Interest Group Presentations

One to two-page proposals for presentations or panels that focus on
use of one of the major repository platforms (DSpace, ePrints, Fedora
and Invenio) are invited from developers, researchers, repository
managers, administrators and practitioners describing novel
experiences or developments in the construction and use of
repositories involving issues specific to these technical platforms.

24x7 Presentation Proposals

We welcome one- to two-page proposals for 7 minute presentations
comprising no more than 24 slides. Similar to Pecha Kuchas or
Lightning Talks, these 24x7 presentations will be grouped into blocks
based on conference themes, with each block followed by a moderated
discussion / question and answer session involving the audience and
whole block of presenters. This format will provide conference goers
with a fast-paced survey of like work across many institutions, and
presenters the chance to disseminate their work in more depth and
context than a traditional poster.

"Repository Rants" 24x7 Block

One block of 24x7's at OR14 will revolve around "repository rants":
brief exposés that challenge the conventional wisdom or practice, and
highlight what the repository community is doing that is misguided, or
perhaps just missing altogether. The top proposals will be
incorporated into a track meant to provoke unconventional approaches
to repository services.

Posters, Demos and Developer "How-To's"

We invite developers, researchers, repository managers, administrators
and practitioners to submit one-page proposals for posters,
demonstrations, technical how-tos and technology briefings. Posters
provide an opportunity to present work that isn’t appropriate for a
paper; you’ll have the chance to do a 60-second pitch for your poster
or demo during a plenary session at the conference. Developer
"How-To's" will provide a forum for running a mini-tutorial or
demonstration in the developer lounge, if there are enough interested

Developer Challenge

Each year a significant proportion of the delegates at Open
Repositories are software developers who work on repository software
or related services, and once again OR2014 will feature a Developer
Challenge. An announcement will be made in the future with more
details on the Challenge. Developers are also encouraged to make
submissions to the other tracks--including posters, demonstrations,
and 24x7 presentations--to present on recently completed work and

Workshops and Tutorials

One- to two-page proposals for Workshops and Tutorials addressing
theoretical or practical issues around digital repositories are
welcomed. Please address the following in your proposal:

• The subject of the event and what knowledge you intend to convey
• Length of session (e.g., 1-hour, 2-hour? half a day? whole day?)
• How many attendees you plan to accommodate
• Technology and facility requirements
• Any other supplies or support required
• A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the session
• Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the session

Submit your paper, poster, demo or workshop proposal through the
conference system. PDF format is preferred. Please include
presentation title, authors’ names and affiliations in the submission.
The conference system is now open and  is linked from the conference
web site: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/

See you in Helsinki!

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