OR 2014

OR2014: Conference Survey Results

or-dinnerThe OR2014 conference survey conducted after the conference was answered by 165 participants, which is more than 1/3 of all attendees. In addition to numerical ratings, we also received a huge number of open comments, for which we are very thankful.

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OR2014: Presentation slides in a repository

The presentation slides from most of the Open Repositories 2014 sessions are now permanently available in a repository:


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OR2014: Photographs from the conference

or2014-3030A selection of nearly 400 photographs taken at Open Repositories 2014 has now been uploaded into Flickr.

Although we obviously couldn’t be everywhere during the conference, there are photos from many of the conference sessions and also from the poster reception, conference dinner and Friday’s excursion.

We hope you will enjoy the pictures!

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OR2014 Conference Survey

The Open Repositories 2014 Conference Survey was open until Monday, June 30.

We got as many as 165 replies, with lots of comments and suggestions for the OR2015 organizers.

Thanks for the feedback!

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OR2014: All recorded sessions now available for watching

Many of the OR2014 main conference sessions were broadcast via Adobe Connect, and these sessions were also recorded. All of these sessions (including highlights like the keynote by Erin McKiernan and the Repository Rants) are now available for watching.

You can find links to all recorded sessions on the following page:


The presentation slides from (hopefully) all OR2014 sessions will be available in a couple of weeks once we get them sorted out and uploaded into a repository. If you haven’t already uploaded your presentation (or a final version of your proposal) into the conference submission system, please do so by Monday, June 23.

In case there are problems, you can e-mail your presentation to or-2014[at]helsinki.fi. This also applies to the presentations that were part of a workshop or a panel and were not submitted as separate proposals.

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Developer Challenge. Winners!

Here are the winners for the Dev Challenge for 2014. This page was put together by various volunteers – if there are any errors, let @ptsefton know. Also – please send us your presentations.

The main Sponsor was the Digital Library Federation, represented at the conference by Rachel Frick.

The judging team was: Rachel Frick (chair) Peter Sefton, Andrew Woods,
Sarah Shreeves,Sebastien Francios, Balviar Notay, Andrea Schweer

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Helsinki Day, Thursday June 12

On Thursday is the birthday of Helsinki that was grounded in 1550. The whole programme is here: http://www.helsinkipaiva.fi/en/all-programme. Among other things, there will be an outdoor concert near the Paasitorni: http://www.helsinkipaiva.fi/en/radio-aalto-helsinki-day-concert. But considering the weather, perhaps the free entrance to the Ateneum Art Museum: http://www.helsinkipaiva.fi/en/free-admission-ateneum-helsinki-day-tove-jansson-exhibition.

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Posters are up again

Posters has been transferred to Paasitorni. You will find them on level 1 1/2 in a room called Juho Rissanen.

Poster presenters will find their containers at the registration desk when wish to pack their poster.

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Conference Social Gathering: at the Waterfront

How to come to the dinner venue:

valkosaari_mapWalking distance from Paasitorni is 2,5 kms / 1,5 miles. We might have queues for buses, so you might well consider walking through the historical city centre. See Google Map for the route

valkosaari_fromtramThere will be buses to take you to the venue and back to Paasitorni Congress Centre. The buses leave form the congress centre entrance. First one leavs at 5:45pm, and then about 15 mins intervals until 7:00pm. The return trips start at 10:00pm and end around 11:15pm. NB! Trams will not run to the area because of roadworks.

There is a short boat trip to the venue. If you need assistance in embarking, please notify the registration desk. The boat will make its run at least every 20 mins throughout the evening, so you may come later and leave early.

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Evening in Helsinki

Some suggestions, if you still have energy.

You will find these places on a Google Map: http://bit.ly/1kSRVd2

Judging  from photos, some have already visited Ateljee Bar at Hotel Torni that has great views over the downtown: http://www.americanbar.fi/en/ ; Yrjönkatu 26. –  Restaurant Loiste has also nice views: http://www.ravintolaloiste.fi/yhteystiedot.html; Kaivokatu 3.

There are a couple of boats serving as pubs in differemt parts of Helsinki: Flying Dutch is on the way from Metsätalo to Paasitorni Congress Centre: coming from Metsätalo or city centre, you will see it on the left side of the bridge. – Another boat, actually a floating lighthouse, is Relandersgrund near Market square.

Kappeli is a bar and restaurant rich is tradition. It is located in Esplanadi Park near Market Square. http://www.kappeli.fi/index.php?id=23 In the other end of the Esplanade is the white building of the Swedish Theatre that houses a complex of bars and restaurants called Teatteri http://www.teatteri.fi/ (North Espalanade 2)

Fancy cocktails: A21, Annankatu 21, http://www.a21.fi/ (Monday closed); American Bar http://www.americanbar.fi/en/american-bar.html (Mon closed; same building as Ateljee Bar).

There are several restaurants on islands around the city. Restaurant Savu has a bridge connection as is an easy walk from the city centre. http://www.asrestaurants.com/EN/restaurants/savu/presentation.html

We’lle come back with more suggestions!

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