Reach digital preservation, archiving, access and technology leaders and developers!
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 9th International Conference on Open Repositories. The event will take place from Monday 9 June to Friday 13 June 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.
Is your organisation a market leader in digital asset management, digital storage, research information systems or scholarly communication? If so, OR2014 is a great occasion to showcase products and services and to communicate brand to leaders and decision makers in the open repository community. Your company or organization can demonstrate active involvement in the global effort toward interoperable open repositories that provide broad access to quality information and resources.
More details regarding sponsorship opportunities options can be found on the conference web site.
You can also contact or-2014[at]helsinki.fi for further information and reservation of sponsorships.
We are pleased to announce that the delegate registration to Open Repositories 2014 is now open. The five-day conference will be held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, from June 9 to June 13, 2014. Read more ›
The submission phase for OR2014 proposals is now over. As is probably usual, most of the papers were submitted within the last 48 hours before the deadline. Since this is a global conference, there were proposals coming in from many different time zones, all around the clock.
With some late-minute arrivals, we finally ended up with a total of 254 proposals. We are of course very thankful for all of this interest, all of this activity, and most of all for all of the great proposals!
While this may not be the all-time record for Open Repositories conferences, it’s still a lot of papers, and 48% more than last year. The biggest individual category was the conference papers – we got 108 proposals in that category alone. With 24 proposals, we will have no shortage of potential workshops and tutorials, either. On the downside, the number of proposals for some of the Interest Groups was somewhat down from last year.
Obviously, since we only have five days and a limited number of tracks and sessions available, not all of the proposals, no matter how great they are, will be able to make it. Some of the conference paper proposals may also end up as posters, 24×7 presentations or Interest Group presentations. Our reviewers, Program Chairs and Program Committee will have a lot of work and many sleepless nights ahead in the coming weeks trying to figure out which of the proposals will be the most deserving to be featured in the final program.
We have looked at a number for options for the conference dinner venue and concept. We wanted to take the conference away from the main venue, the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni. But where to go? To another congress centre? This number of participants cannot be packed into any odd restaurant.
Instead, it will be a boathouse. This specific boathouse is located on an island called Valkosaari that is located in the middle of the main harbour of Helsinki. See https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z-gPoF6kxMl8.kH9qUeiKzdWU. For obvious reasons, there is no street view available, but here is the helicopter view: http://www.fonecta.fi/s/1VPJ – look for the black roof.
So, no need to worry of the dress code, it will be casual. Food and drinks will be served. There may be some program as well. And we shall provide you with hints regarding the after-party.
Valkosaari Boathouse is the red low building.
Not surprisingly, after OR2014 there will be OR2015, and it will be in Northern America!
*A message from the Open Repositories Steering Committee*
Feb. 12, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Open Repositories Conference (OR2015) will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA at the Hyatt Regency from June 8-11, 2015. The conference is being jointly hosted by Indiana University Libraries, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library, and Virginia Tech University Libraries.
Look for a preview of what to expect in Indianapolis at OR2014 in Helsinki!
We have added information about the three recommended conference hotels to the accommodation information.
The hotels are Scandic Hotel Paasi, Cumulus Hakaniemi, and Cumulus Kaisaniemi. Scandic Paasi is attached to the conference venue, and Cumulus Hakaniemi is just behind the corner. Cumulus Kaisaniemi is a 10 minutes walk from the venue.
A message from the Open Repositories 2014 Conference organizers
Helsinki, Finland The final deadline for submitting proposals for the Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories (#or2014) has been extended until Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. The conference is scheduled to take place June 9-13 in Helsinki and is being 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. You may review the call for proposals here: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=281.
This year the Open Repositories team will be operating a pilot programme to offer a small number of ‘registration fee only’ scholarships for this conference. Details will be announced on the conference website when registration opens.
Submit your proposal here: https://www.conftool.com/or2014/ by Feb. 10, 2014.
We look forward to seeing you at OR2014!
You are now welcome to submit your proposal(s) for Open Repositories 2014!
The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 3, 2014. Please read the Call for Proposals for further information on conference themes, conference tracks and other details.