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[InetBib] Call for Papers extension - Open Repositories 2018: Sustaining Open

**Please excuse cross posting**

The 13th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2018, will be held on 
June 4th-7th, 2018 in Bozeman, Montana, USA.

Call for papers and scholarships have been extended until the 15th January 2018.

The theme for Open Repositories 2018 is Sustaining Open.


Research and Cultural Heritage communities have embraced the idea of Open; open 
communities, open source software, open data, scholarly communications, and 
open access publications and collections. These projects and communities 
require different modes of thinking and resourcing than purchasing vended 
products.  While open may be the way forward, mitigating fatigue, finding 
sustainable funding, and building flexible digital repository platforms is 
something most of us are striving for.  Submissions this year should focus on 
the how, why, and what it will take to make open sustainable.

While not limited to the below topics, we’re focusing our attention on issues 
around the sustainability of:

·  Open source software - sustainability of software developed locally and 
large open source systems, legacy code

·  Community - reaching out to new audiences, developing a community, governance

·  Content - research data, digital preservation, persistent urls, archiving

·  Teams/People - staff and knowledge within the community, contingency 
planning, training and development, and succession planning

·  Projects - sustainability of projects beyond the grant, maturing communities

·  Infrastructure/Integrations - integrations between systems, changing 
technical environments

·  Policy - national, international, local and community policy and decisions

·  Challenges of sustainability - funding, local, technical, community

·  Rights and Copyright - including Data Protection, sharing and storing of 

·  Reuse, standards, and reproducibility - for example: software, data, content 

·  New open technologies and standards

Submission Process

Accepted proposals in all categories will be made available through the 
conference’s web site https://www.conftool.net/or2018, and later they and 
associated materials will be made available in an open repository. Some 
conference sessions may be live streamed or recorded, then made publicly 

Interest Groups

This year there are no separate interest groups for the different repository 
systems, instead if your 24x7 or presentation submission is related to a 
specific repository system please indicate so in your proposal.


Presentation proposals are expected to be two to four pages (see below for 
submission templates). Successful submissions in past years have typically 
described work relevant to a wide audience and applicable beyond a single 
software system.

Presentations are 30 minutes long including questions.


Panel proposals are expected to be two to four pages (see below for submission 
templates). Successful submissions in past years have typically described work 
relevant to a wide audience and applicable beyond a single software system. All 
panels are expected to include at least some degree of diversity in viewpoints 
and personal background of the panelists. Panel sessions are expected to 
include a short presentation from each panel member followed by a discussion. 
Panels may take an entire session or may be combined with another submission.

Panels can be 45 or 90 minutes long.

Discussion Question and Answer

Discussion Q&A proposals are expected to be two to four pages (see below for 
submission templates). This is your opportunity to suggest members of the 
community to join in a Q&A discussion on various proposed topics.  This is 
meant to be a deep-dive into why a decision was made, how projects got started, 
where an idea came from, or anything else that you want to know more about. 
Imagine this as a 45 - 90 minute grilling at a cocktail party but on a stage in 
front of your peers. Q&As may take an entire session or may be combined with 
another submission. This session will not be video recorded.

Discussion Q&A can be 45 or 90 minutes long.

24×7 Presentations

24×7 presentations are 7 minute presentations comprising no more than 24 
slides. Successful 24x7 presentations have a clear focus on one or a few ideas 
and a narrower  focus than a 25 minute presentation. Similar to Pecha 
Kuchas<https://www.pechakucha.org/presentations> or Lightning Talks, these 24×7 
presentations will be grouped into blocks based on conference themes, with each 
block followed by a moderated question and answer session involving the 
audience and all block presenters. This format will provide conference goers 
with a fast-paced survey of like work across many institutions. Proposals for 
24×7 presentations should be one to two pages (see below for submission 

24x7 presentations are 7 minutes long.


We invite one-page proposals for posters that showcase current work (see below 
for submission templates). OR2018 will feature physical posters only. Posters 
will be on display throughout the conference. Instructions for preparing the 
posters will be distributed to authors of accepted poster proposals prior to 
the conference. Poster submitters will be expected to give a one-minute teaser 
to encourage visitors to their poster during the conference.

Posters presentations will be 1 minute.

Developer Track: Top Tips, Cunning Code and Imaginative Innovation

Each year a significant proportion of the delegates at Open Repositories are 
software developers who work on repository software or related services. OR2018 
will feature a Developer Track that will provide a focus for showcasing work 
and exchanging ideas.

Building on the success of previous Developer Tracks, 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 (see below for submission templates).

The 15 minute presentations can be as informal as you like, but we encourage 
live demonstrations, tours of code repositories, examples of cool features, and 
the unique viewpoints that so many members of our community possess. Proposals 
should be one to two pages, including a title, a brief outline of what will be 
shared with the community, and technologies covered. Developers are also 
encouraged to contribute to the other tracks.

Developer Track presentations are 15 minutes including questions.

Ideas Challenge

OR2018 will also again include the popular Ideas Challenge. Taking part in this 
competition provides an opportunity to take an active role in repository 
innovation, in collaboration with your peers and in pursuit of prizes. The 
Ideas Challenge is open to all conference attendees. Further details and 
guidance on the Ideas Challenge will be forthcoming closer to the conference.

Workshops and tutorials

The first day of Open Repositories will be dedicated to workshops and tutorials.

One to two-page proposals addressing theoretical or practical issues around 
digital repositories are welcomed. See below for Proposal Templates; please 
address the following in your proposal:

·  The subject of the event and what knowledge you intend to convey

·  Length of session (90 minutes, 3 hours or a whole day)

·  A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the session

·  The target audience for your session and how many attendees you plan to 

·  Technology and facility requirements

·  Any other supplies or support required

·  Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the session

Please note, the program committee may consider submissions for other tracks 
and formats, as appropriate.

Submission System


Review Process

All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated according to the criteria 
outlined in the call for proposals, including quality of content, significance, 
originality, and thematic fit.

Code of Conduct

The OR2018 Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy are available at 

Scholarship Programme

OR2018 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 conference dinner) for the conference in Bozeman. The programme 
is open to librarians, repository managers, developers and researchers in 
digital libraries and related fields. Applicants submitting a proposal 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 website.

Key Dates

·  15 January 2018: Deadline for submissions

·  15 January 2018: Deadline for Scholarship Programme applications

·  09 February 2018: Submitters notified of acceptance to Workshops

·  12 February 2018: Registration opens

·  21 February 2018: Submitters notified of acceptance to other tracks

·  21 February 2018: Scholarship Programme winners notified

·  23 February 2018: Submitters notified of acceptance of 24x7, posters, and 
developer track

·  20 April 2018: Close of Early Bird

·  25 May 2018: Presenter registration deadline

·  4-7 June 2018: OR2018 conference

Program Co-Chairs
Claire Knowles and Evviva Weinraub


FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz-Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur GmbH.
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Amtsgericht Mannheim HRB 
Geschäftsführerin: Sabine Brünger-Weilandt.
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDirig Dr. Stefan Luther.

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