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From William Nixon and Stuart Macdonald, On behalf of OR2012 Programme Committee

Edinburgh, Scotland We are counting down to the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2012) on 9-13 July, 2012 and are delighted to announce that we are able to extend the Early Booking rate until Monday 18 June. The Early Booking rate is £295 with a full-price rate of £350 thereafter. There is also a day rate of £115.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-06-11 10:59

New partners, expanded communities mean more learning opportunities for librarians, repository managers, researchers, and technologists

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-06-05 10:36

Edinburgh, Scotland The Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories will take place July 9-13, 2012. The OR2012 Programme Committee has announced that the draft program is now available at:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-06-01 15:02

From Imma Subirats Knowledge and Information Management Officer, OEKC - FAO of the United Nations

Rome, Italy A Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Access Repositories, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures will be offered as part of the Sixth International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR'12) November 28-30, 2012 in Cádiz (Spain)


Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-05-29 12:01

Ithaca, NY The World Bank recently announced adoption of an Open Access policy thereby joining institutions, organizations and advocates around the world who are making research outputs broadly accessible. The policy will go into effect on July 1, 2012.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-05-25 11:05

From Rebecca Fairbairn, Public Relations Manager, BioMed Central

London, UK Open access publisher BioMed Central presented the Open Access Advocate of the Year award at their recent 6th Annual Research Awards ceremony held at Emirates Stadium, UK on Thursday 17th May. Dr Helena Asamoah-Hassan, University Librarian of the Kwame University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana and a Fellow of the Ghana Library Association was only the second individual winner of this prestigious award.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-05-25 10:18

Ithaca, NY The 2nd annual conference of the US Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) will be held June 13-15, 2012 in Boston. Registration is open until June 6th and the Marriott Conference hotel discount is available through May 29th. Michele Kimpton, Gregory Crane, and Ed Fox will each be keynote speakers.
More information about USETDA is available at

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-05-24 10:08

Ithaca, NY The DuraCloud team will host the third in a new series of web events to familiarize customers and the general public with DuraCloud features this Wednesday, May 30th at 12:30pm ET. Wednesday's brown bag session will detail the content health checking capabilities in DuraCloud, how they automatically run over your content as it is stored in DuraCloud, and how you can access the health reports directly from the online DuraCloud dashboard.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-05-23 11:37

From Stuart Macdonald on behalf of OR2012 Organizing Committee

Edinburgh, UK Registration for OR2012 workshops on Monday July 9 and Tuesday July 10 is now open and available at Please note that the workshops are free but you will need the EDN number from your receipt from ePay registration system ( to register for the workshops.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-05-18 15:06