The Open Repository Conference 2012 will come back to Europe after this year?s visit in Austin/Texas: It has been officially announced that the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories (OR12) will take place at the University of Edinburgh on July 9-13th July, 2012. The theme and title of the conference is ?Open Services for Open Content: Local In for Global Out? which ?reflects the current move towards open content, augmented content, distributed systems, microservices and data delivery infrastructures.? A call for proposals will be published soon on the conference website.
The conference takes place every year in rotation between Europe or America and offers a mixture of presentations and users session of the repositories DSpace, Fedora and Eprints. ?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: across the entire lifecycle of information, from the creation and management of digital content, to enabling use, re-use, and interconnection of information, and ensuring long-term preservation and archiving.?
The hosts of the OR12 are the University of Edinburgh Information Services (EDINA) and the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). Kevin Ashley, Director of the DCC, will be the chair of the Programme Committee.