[Rdap] Save the date for Open Repositories 2019 AND Call for expressions of interest in hosting the annual Open Repositories Conference 2020

Carol Minton Morris cmmorris at duraspace.org
Wed Dec 13 10:55:07 EST 2017

*Save the Date for Open Repositories 2019*

The Open Repositories Steering Committee in conjunction with Universität
Hamburg is very pleased to announce that the 14th Open Repositories
Conference will be held in Hamburg, Germany from 10-13 June 2019 at
Universität Hamburg.

Link to online version of this text: http://or2019.blogs.uni-hambur

Universität Hamburg <https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en.html>is the largest
research and educational institution in northern Germany. As one of the
country’s largest universities, it offers a diverse range of taught
programs coupled with excellent research. The institution is committed to
sustainable science and scholarship and its faculties pursue the concept of
sustainability in its broadest sense in both research and teaching.

The annual Open RepositoriesConference <http://www.openrepositories.org/> is
a practitioner based conference that brings together people from higher
education, government, libraries, archives and museums to focus on
repository infrastructure, tools, services, and policies. The Conference
provides a forum for delegates from around the world to explore the
challenges and opportunities that arise at the interface of technology and
scholarly publishing and practice.

Contact information: http://or2019.net

For the Open Repositories Steering Committee:
Elin Stangeland
University of Oslo Library
elin.stangeland at ub.uio.no <mailto:elin.stangeland at ub.uio.no>

For the local organizing committee:
Kai Wörner
Center for Sustainable Research Data Management
Universität Hamburg
kai.woerner at uni-hamburg.de <mailto:kai.woerner at uni-hamburg.de>


*Call for Expressions of Interest in hosting the annual Open Repositories
Conference, 2020*

The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks Expressions of Interest
(EoI) from candidate host organizations for the 2020 Open Repositories
Annual Conference series. Proposals from all geographic areas will be given

Link to online version: http://www.openrepositories.or

_Important dates_

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is accepting Expressions of
Interest (EoI) to host the OR2020 conferences until February 28th, 2018.
Shortlisted sites will be notified by the end of March 2018 and invited to
submit a full proposal.


Candidate institutions must have the ability to host at least a four-day
conference with up to 500 attendees (OR2016 held in Dublin, Ireland drew
about 500 people and OR2017 held in Brisbane, Australia drew around 330).
This includes appropriate access to conference facilities, lodging, and
transportation, as well as the ability to manage a range of supporting
services (food services, internet services, and conference social events;
conference web site; management of registration and online payments; etc.).
The candidate institutions and their local arrangements committee must have
the means to support the costs of producing the conference through attendee
registration and independent fundraising. Fuller guidance is provided in
the Open Repositories Conference Handbook <https://wiki.duraspace.org/di
splay/or11/Open+Repositories+Conference+Handbook> on the Open Repositories
wiki <https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/or11/OR+Steering+Committee+Home>.

Expressions of Interest Guidelines

Organisations interested in proposing to host either the OR2020 conference
should follow the steps listed below:

1.Expressions of Interest (EoIs) must be received by February 28, 2018.
Please direct these EoIs and any enquiries to OR Steering Committee Chair
Elin Stangeland - elin.stangeland at ub.uio.no <mailto:elin.stangeland at ub.uio

2.As noted above, the Open Repositories wiki has a set of pages at Open
Repositories Conference Handbook which offer guidelines for organising an
Open Repositories conference.  Candidate institutions should pay particular
attention to the pages listed at "Preparing a bid" before submitting an EoI.

3.The EoI should be fairly brief (1-2 pages, or email length), and must

a.the name of the institution (or institutions in the case of a joint bid)

b.an email address as a first point of contact

c.the proposed location for the conference venue with a brief paragraph
describing the local amenities that would be available to delegates,
including its proximity to a reasonably well-served airport

1.The OR Steering Committee will review proposals and may seek advice from
additional reviewers.  Following the review, one or more institutions will
be invited to submit a detailed proposal.

2.Invitations to submit a detailed proposal will be issued by the end of
March 2018; institutions whose interest will not be taken up will also be
notified at that time.  The invitations sent out will provide a timeline
for submitting a formal proposal and details of additional information
available to the shortlisted sites for help in the preparation of their
bid.  The OR Steering Committee will be happy to answer specific queries
whilst proposals are being prepared.

About Open Repositories

Since 2006 Open Repositories has hosted an annual conference that brings
together users and developers of open digital repository platforms. For
further information about Open Repositories and links to past conference
sites, please visit the OR home page: http://www.openrepositories.org/

Subscribe to announcements about Open Repositories conferences by joining
the OR Google Group <http://groups.google.com/group/open-repositories>.

Please feel free to reflect this call for Expressions of Interest out
through your communities.

Thank you!

Elin Stangeland and Sarah Shreeves

for the Open Repositories Steering Committee

Carol Minton Morris
Communications and Marketing Director
607 592-3135
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