It is with pleasure that we announce the date and venue for the 18th Open Repositories Conference (OR 2023). The conference will be held from 12-15 June 2023 at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, which is close to Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service will be the host. We are looking forward to welcoming delegates to the first Open Repositories Conference on the African continent!
Open Repositories Steering Committee Chair
Nominations are open for new Steering Committee Members
The Open Repositories Steering Committee (ORSC) is pleased to announce that we are opening nominations for standing members to join the OR Steering Committee.
ORSC manages the annual Open Repositories conference and consists of 12 standing members (who serve three-year terms) as well as the chairs of the host and program committees for the annual conferences.
We are inviting nominations, including self-nominations. The nomination deadline is July 30th 2022.
There is more information on the Open Repositories website (opens in new tab).
We have a week to go until Open Repositories 2022! All registrants look out for an email that will be coming your way shortly with more information. We have also updated the attendee guide. Please be aware that the program is subject to updates, we will provide you with a printed copy at registration. We can’t wait to see you in Denver.
Meet our keynote speakers (follow the link for bios and photos).
We will be opening OR2022 with a panel session on Building Trust:
- Sonia Barbosa, Manager of Data Curation for the Harvard Dataverse, and Manager of the Murray Research Archive
- John Chodacki, Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library (CDL)
- Torsten Reimer, University Librarian and Dean of the University Library at the University of Chicago
Moderated by Sarah Shreeves, Vice Dean of the University of Arizona Libraries.
Kyle K. Courtney is a lawyer and librarian, serving as the Copyright Advisor and Program Manager at Harvard University, working out of the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication
The Early Bird Registration has been extended until 8th May.
The program including links to the abstracts can now be browsed via ConfTool.
A PDF of the printed program that all participants get handed out can be downloaded here. Please be advised that the final conference program may be subject to change.
Detailed schedules for each day are also available:
– Monday (You will have to register to attend the workshops – places are limited)
The extended submission deadline is now past, thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for Open Repositories 2022. We are now busy working on preparation for registration to open and posting more information on hotels and the conference venue. We are hoping to open registration for w/b 28th March, so keep an eye on the OpenRepos Twitter account and mailing lists.
Submissions are now being peer-reviewed, a huge thanks to our volunteer peer-reviewers without whom we could not create a conference programme.
We are also working through all the applications for Fellowships, so we can get notifications out for 23rd March.
Information on the projected registration fee and hotels near the conference venue are now available.
The Open Repositories Host Committee are looking forward to inviting you to Denver this June for our first in-person conference since 2019. We plan to open registration on 25th March with an estimated early-bird registration fee of $300. Considering the challenges of travel and budget approvals during the pandemic, we are making an effort to make registration as cheap as possible as we are working through all the financials.
The Call for Proposals Deadline has been extended to 6th March 2022.
The submission system is available at https://www.conftool.net/or2022.