Call for Papers and Posters

Repositories are being deployed in a variety of a business settings (learning, science, research, cultural heritage) and across a range of scales (subject, national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal). The aim of this conference is to address the technical, managerial, practical and theoretical issues that arise from diverse applications of repositories in the increasingly pervasive information environment.

A programme of papers, panel discussions, poster presentations, user groups, tutorials and developer coding sessions 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 co-ordinate the development of repository installations across the world.

Submission Instructions

The deadline for main conference papers has passed, but we invite developers, researchers and practitioners to submit two-page poster proposals describing novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of repositories. Submissions for user group presentations are also requested.

Please submit your paper through the EasyChair Conference system. You will be asked to choose the most appropriate category, Please only submit to the user group meetings or poster session at this stage.

Important Dates and Contact Info

Poster Submission Deadline
Monday 4th February 2008
Submission of New DSpace User Group Presentations
Monday 21st January 2008
Resubmission of Pre-reviewed DSpace User Group Presentations
Monday 28th January 2008 (enquiries to DSpace Chair)
Submission of EPrints/Fedora User Group Presentations
Monday 4th February 2008
Enquiries to
DSpace User Group meeting Chair, Fedora User Group meeting Chair, EPrints User Group meeting Chair, Program Committee Chair or General Chair

The themes of the conference include the following:

TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE IN THE KNOWLEDGE WORKPLACE

  • Embedding repositories in business processes and individual workflow.
  • Change Management
  • Advocacy and Culture Change
  • Policy development and policy lag.

PROFESSIONALISM AND PRACTICE

  • Professional Development
  • Workforce Capacity
  • Skills and Training
  • Roles and Responsibilities

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Economic sustainability and new business models,
  • Technical sustainability of a repository over time, including platform change and migration.
  • Technical sustainability of holdings over time. Preservation. Audit, certification. Trust. Assessment tools.
  • Managing sustainability failure - when a repository outlives its organisation or its organisational commitment.

LEGAL ISSUES

  • Embargoes
  • Licensing and Digital Rights Management
  • Mandates
  • Overcoming legislative barriers
  • Contractual relationships - facilitating and monitoring
  • International and cross-border issues

SUCCESSFUL INTEROPERABILITY

  • Content standards - discipline-specific vs general
  • Metadata standards and application profiles
  • Quality standards and quality control processes
  • Achieving interchange in multi-disciplinary or multi-institutional environments
  • Semantic web and linked data
  • Identifier management for data and real world resources
  • Access and authentication

MODELS, ARCHITECTURES AND FRAMEWORKS

  • Beyond OAIS
  • Federations
  • Institutional Models - uber- or multi-repository environments
  • Adapting to changing e-infrastructure: SOA, services, cloud computing
  • Scalability

VALUE CHAINS and SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS

  • Multi-stakeholder value: preservation, open access, research, management, admninistratiion
  • Multi-agenda, multi-function, multi-purpose repositories
  • Usefulness and usability
  • Reference, reuse, reanalysis and repurposing of content
  • Citation of data / learning objects
  • Changes in scholarly practice
  • New benchmarks for scholarly success
  • Repository metrics
  • Bibliometrics: usage and impact

SERVICES BUILT ON REPOSITORIES

  • OAI services
  • User-oriented services
  • Mashups
  • Social networking
  • Commentary / tagging
  • Searching / information discovery
  • Alerting
  • Mining
  • Visualisation
  • Integration with Second life and Virtual environments

USE CASES FOR REPOSITORIES

  • E-research/E-science (e.g., data and publication; collaborative services)
  • E-scholarship
  • Institutional repositories
  • Discipline-oriented repositories
  • Scholarly Publishing
  • Digital Library
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Scientific repositories / data repositories
  • Interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral repositories