Ideas Challenge Winners!

(posting on behalf of Claire Knowles and Adam Field, Ideas Challenge Co-Chairs)

This year, the Open Repositories conference ran a full developer track, which included both paper presentations and the Ideas Challenge. Based on previous Developer Challenges, which saw small teams develop prototypes to solve problems, the Ideas Challenge tasked the conference attendees to form small teams to propose solutions to problems, but without actually doing any development.

We kicked off the Ideas Challenge with a social on Monday evening at the Tomlinson Tap Room sponsored by DuraSpace, Digital Preservation Network and Orcid, where ice was broken and teams started to form.



By 2pm(ish) on Wednesday we had 9 entries, many with new collaborators who had formed teams in the previous couple of days


Submit Your OR2015 Proposal: Conference System Now Open

The conference organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the OR2015 program! The conference theme is LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OPEN REPOSITORIES AT THE CROSSROADS. It is an opportunity to reflect on and to celebrate the transformative changes in repositories, scholarly communication, and research data over the last decade. More critically, however, it will also help to ensure that open repositories continue to play a key role in supporting, shaping, and sharing those changes and an open agenda for research and scholarship. Update: General submissions are now closed. We invite you to submit Developer Track proposals by March 13, 2015!

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is also pleased to announce the release of the new OR Code of Conduct. The OR Code of Conduct underscores the OR Conference core value of openness by providing a welcoming and positive experience for everyone, whether they are in a formal session or a social setting, or are taking part in activities online.

We look forward to welcoming you to Indianapolis!

Open Repositories 2015: Indianapolis

Join us on June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA at the Hyatt Regency for the 10th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2015). The conference is being jointly hosted by Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and Virginia Tech University Libraries.

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Key Dates

  • January 30, 2015 February 6, 2015: Deadline for submissions and Scholarship Programme applications
  • 9 March 2015: Registration and hotel reservations open
  • 13 March 2015: Deadline for Developer Track submissions
  • 27 March 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
  • 10 April 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to Interest Groups and Developer Track
  • 8-11 June 2015: OR2015 conference

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