[Irtalk] Fwd: [dspace-community] CALL for Proposals for Open Repositories 2016

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 08:32:59 SAST 2015


*Hilton Gibson*
Stellenbosch University Library

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From: Carol Minton Morris <cmmorris at duraspace.org>
Date: 2 December 2015 at 00:30
Subject: [dspace-community] CALL for Proposals for Open Repositories 2016
To: DSpace Community <dspace-community at googlegroups.com>,
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*From the Open Repositories Conference 2016 organizers*

December 1, 2015
Read it online: http://or2016.net/call-for-papers/

*Call for Proposals for Open Repositories 2016: Illuminating the World*

The Eleventh International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2016, will be
held on June 13th-16th, 2016in Dublin, Ireland. The organizers are pleased
to issue this call for contributions to the program.

As previous Open Repositories have demonstrated, the use of digital
repositories to manage research, scholarly and cultural information is well
established and increasingly mature. Entering our second decade, we have an
opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and, more importantly, where
we’re heading. New development continues apace, and we’ve reached the time
when many organizations are exploring expansive connections with larger
processes both inside and outside traditional boundaries. Open Repositories
2016 will explore how our rich collections and infrastructure are now an
inherent part of contemporary scholarship and research and how they have
expanded to touch many aspects of our academic and cultural enterprises.

The theme of OR2016 is “Illuminating the World.” OR2016 will provide an
opportunity to explore the ways in which repositories and related
infrastructure and processes:

   - bring different disciplines, collections, and people to light;
   - expose research, scholarship, and collections from developing
   - increase openness of collections, software, data and workflows;
   - highlight data patterns and user pathways through collections; and
   - how we can organize to better support these - and other -

We welcome proposals on these ideas, but also on the theoretical,
practical, technical, organizational or administrative topics related to
digital repositories.  Submissions that demonstrate original and
repository-related work outside of these themes will be considered, but
preference will be given to submissions which address them. We are
particularly interested in the following themes.

1.  Supporting Open Scholarship, Open Data, and Open Science

Papers are invited to consider how repositories can best support the needs
of open science and open scholarship to make research as accessible and
useful as possible, including:

   - Open access, open data and open educational resources
   - Scholarly workflows, publishing and communicating scientific knowledge
   - Exposure of research and scholarship from developing countries and
   under-resourced communities and disciplines
   - Compliance with funder mandates

2. Repositories and Cultural Heritage

Papers are invited to consider how repositories and their associated
infrastructures best support the needs of cultural heritage collections,
organizations, and researchers. Areas of interest include:

   - Impact of aggregation on repository infrastructure and management
   - Exposure of collections and cultural heritage from developing
   countries and under-resourced communities and disciplines
   - Special considerations in access and use of cultural heritage
   - Reuse and analysis of content.

3. Repositories of high volume and/or complex data and collections

Papers are invited to consider how we can use tools and processes to
highlight data patterns and user pathways through large corporas including:

   - Data and text mining
   - Entity recognition
   - Linked data
   - Standardized interfaces
   - Interaction with large-scale computation and simulation processes
   - Issues of scale and size beyond traditional repository contexts

4. Managing Research Data, Software, and Workflows

Papers are invited to consider how repositories can support the needs of
research data and related software and workflows. Areas of interest are:

   - Curation lifecycle management, including storage, software and
   - Digital preservation tools and services
   - Reuse and analysis of scientific content
   - Scholarly workflows, publishing and communicating scientific knowledge

5. Integrating with the Wider Web and External Systems

Papers are invited to explore, evaluate, or demonstrate integration with
external systems, including:

   - CRIS and research management systems
   - Notification and compliance tracking systems
   - Identifier services
   - Preservation services and repositories
   - Publisher systems
   - Collection management systems and workflows

6. Exploring Metrics, Assessment, and Impact

Papers are invited to present experiences on metrics and assessment
services for a range of content, including:

   - Bibliometrics
   - Downloads (e.g. COUNTER compliance)
   - Altmetrics and other alternative methods of tracking and presenting

7. Managing Rights

Papers are invited to examine the role of rights management in the context
of open repositories, including:

   - Research and scholarly communication outputs
   - Licenses (e.g. Creative Commons, Open Data Commons)
   - Embargoes
   - Requirements of funder mandates

8. Developing and Training Staff

Papers are invited to consider the evolving role of staff who support and
manage repositories across libraries, cultural heritage organizations,
research offices and computer centres, especially:

   - New roles and responsibilities
   - Training needs and opportunities
   - Career path and recruitment
   - Community support


   - 01 February 2016: Deadline for submissions and Scholarship Programme
   - 01 February 2016: Registration opens
   - 28 March 2016: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
   - 11 April 2016: Submitters notified of acceptance to Interest Groups
   - 13-16 June 2016: OR2016 conference


Conference Papers and Panels

We expect that proposals for papers or panels will be two to four-pages
(see below for optional Proposal Templates). Abstracts of accepted papers
and panels will be made available through the conference's web site, and
later they and associated materials will be made available in an open
repository. In general, sessions will have three papers; panels may take an
entire session or may be combined with a paper. Relevant papers
unsuccessful in the main track will be considered for inclusion, as
appropriate, as an Interest Group presentation, poster or 24/7.

Interest Group Presentations

The opportunity to engage with and learn more about the work of relevant
communities of interest is a key element of Open Repositories. One to two
page proposals are invited for presentations or panels that focus on the
work of such communities, traditionally DSpace, EPrints, Fedora, and
Invenio, describing novel experiences or developments in the construction
and use of repositories involving issues specific to these technical
platforms. Further information about applications for additional Interest
Groups and guidance on submissions will be forthcoming.

24x7 Presentations

24x7 presentations are 7 minute presentations comprising no more than 24
slides. Proposals for 24x7 presentations should be one to two-pages.
Similar to Pecha Kuchas or Lightning Talks, these 24x7 presentations will
be grouped into blocks based on conference themes, with each block followed
by a moderated discussion / question and answer session involving the
audience and whole block of presenters. This format will provide conference
goers with a fast-paced survey of like work across many institutions, and
presenters the chance to disseminate their work in more depth and context
than a traditional poster.

"Repository RANTS" 24x7 Block

One block of 24x7's will revolve around "repository rants": brief exposés
that challenge the conventional wisdom or practice, and highlight what the
repository community is doing that is misguided, or perhaps just missing
altogether. The top proposals will be incorporated into a track meant to
provoke unconventional approaches to repository services.

"Repository RAVES" 24x7 Block

One block of 24x7's at OR2016 will revolve around "repository raves": brief
exposés that celebrate particular practice and processes, and highlight
what the repository community is doing that is right. The top proposals
will be incorporated into a track meant to celebrate successful approaches
to repository services.


We invite one-page proposals for posters that showcase current work.
Attendees will view and discuss your work during the poster reception.

2016 Developer Track: Top Tips, Cunning Code and Illuminating Insights

Each year a significant proportion of the delegates at Open Repositories
are software developers who work on repository software or related
services. OR2016 will feature a Developer Track and Ideas Challenge that
will provide a focus for showcasing work and exchanging ideas.

Building on the success of last year's Developer Track, where we encouraged
live hacking and audience participation, we invite members of the technical
community to share the features, systems, tools and best practices that are
important to you.  Presentations can be as informal as you like, but once
again we encourage live demonstrations, tours of code repositories,
examples of cool features and the unique viewpoints that so many members of
our community possess.  Submissions should take the form of a title and a
brief outline of what will be shared with the community.

Further details and guidance on the Ideas Challenge will be forthcoming.

Developers are also encouraged to contribute to the other tracks as papers,
posters, 24x7 presentations, repository raves and rants 24x7 blocks.

Workshops and Tutorials

One to two-page proposals for workshops and tutorials addressing
theoretical or practical issues around digital repositories are welcomed.
Please address the following in your proposal:

   - The subject of the event and what knowledge you intend to convey
   - Length of session (e.g., 1-hour, 2-hour, half a day or a whole day)
   - A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the session
   - How many attendees you plan to accommodate
   - Technology and facility requirements
   - Any other supplies or support required
   - Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the session

Proposal Templates

The OR2016 proposal templates are a guideline to help you prepare an
effective submission. They will be provided in both the Word document and
plain-text Markdown formats and provide details around the requirements for
conference papers and panels and 24/7's and posters. These will be
available from the conference website shortly.

Submission system

The conference system will be open for submissions by 15 December 2015. PDF
format is preferred.


We will be publishing guidelines for conduct at OR2016. As a reference, the
OR2015 Code of Conduct is available at
http://www.or2015.net/code-of-conduct/ and the 2015 Anti-Harrassment Policy
is at http://www.or2015.net/anti-harassment-policy/.


OR2016 will again run a Scholarship Programme which will enable us to
provide support for a small number of full registered places (including the
poster reception and banquet) for the conference in Dublin. The programme
is open to librarians, repository managers, developers and researchers in
digital libraries and related fields. Applicants submitting a paper for the
conference will be given priority consideration for funding. Please note
that the programme does not cover costs such as accommodation, travel and
subsistence. It is anticipated that the applicant’s home institution will
provide financial support to supplement the OR Scholarship Award. Full
details and an application form will shortly be available on the conference


Program Co-Chairs

   - David Minor, University of California, San Diego
   - Matthias Razum, FIZ Karlsruhe
   - Sarah Shreeves, University of Miami

contact: or16-program-chairs at googlegroups.com

Local Hosts

   - Trinity College Dublin <https://www.tcd.ie>

contact: OR2016 at conferencepartners.ie

Conference Website and Social Media

   - website: http://or2016.net/
   - twitter: @OR2016Dub and #or2016Dub
   - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORConference/

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