After the official announcement in November the organizing team of the Open Repositories 2012 has published the call of proposal for the conference. The aim of the Open Repositories Conference is to bring those responsible for the development, implementation and management of digital repositories together with stakeholders to address theoretical, practical, and strategic issues. There will be also space during the conference for session in the spirit of the successful Repository Fringe which took place periodical as un-conference in Edinburgh and will be this year part of the conference.
Understanding the change repositories can bring about, the changes they themselves need to undergo, and the areas in which local action is sufficient are key themes of this year’s conference. The organizers of the conference are pursuing the interesting objective by not ignoring the growing need for more linking-up, but giving the attention the requirements on the local site of repositories and their day-to-day work. This is also visible on the wanted theme list of the organization team:
-Augmented content – and mediation and ownership of augmentation
-Delivery of non-traditional content
-Embedded repository service components
-Shared and collaborative repository infrastructure and services
-Open services that feed, support and consume repository services and
content, such as identification services
-Enabling content re-use
-Long-term preservation in and of repositories and their content
-Lessons learned about the difficulties of creating global services
from local roots
… and any other topic that you think is relevant to the major themes.
Those who express an interest have the possibility to send in their Papers or abstracts for workshops, demos or posters in the following weeks. The deadline for posters and workshops is the 20/2/2012, the deadline for posters and demos is following on the 31/3/2012. The conference will take place in the Scottish capital Edinburgh from 9. until 13. of July.