Open Repositories 2015 Call for Proposals

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08 Jan 2015

Open Repositories 2015 Call for Proposals

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

This year’s conference theme is: Looking back, moving forward: open repositories at the crossroads. 

OR2015, the tenth OR conference, 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.

OR2015 will provide an opportunity to explore the demands and roles now expected of both repositories and the staff who develop, support and manage them – and to prepare them for the challenges of the next decade. 

A Call for contibutions to the event programme is available at

Focus themes are: 

Supporting Open Scholarship, Open Science, and Cultural Heritage Online

Managing Research (and Open) Data

Integrating with External Systems

Re-using Repository Content

Exploring Metrics and Assessment

Managing Rights

Developing and Training Staff

Building the Perfect Repository

Key Dates

30 January 2015: Deadline for submissions and Scholarship Programme applications

27 March 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference

10 April 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to Interest Groups

8-11 June 2015: OR2015 conference