Deadline for Proposals Extended to March 4!

The Open Repositories Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to March 4th - get yours in now! More details on the CFP are available here, or you can make your submission here. Website registration is required, conference registration is not.

Victoria Stodden is the Opening Keynote for OR2013

Victoria StoddenWe are very pleased to announce that the opening keynote this year will be Victoria Stodden of Columbia University and co-founder of RunMyCode, an "open platform for disseminating the code and data associated with published results, and enabling independent and public cloud-based verification of methods and findings."

Dr. Stodden is also the creator and curator of SparseLab, and serves on:

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are nearly a month into 2013, which is another month closer to OR2013! At this time, we are pleased to be offering various sponsorship packages for the conference. OR provides an excellent platform to organizations and companies for advertisement and promotion. Please see the attached document for sponsorship packages and additional information.

Happy 2013!

With the holidays passed and the new year beginning, planning for Open Repositories 2013 is shifting into high gear. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our host site for OR2013, The Delta Prince Edward!

Program Chairs: Sarah Shreeves and Jon Dunn

We are pleased to announce the Program Chairs for Open Repositories 2013: Sarah Shreeves and Jon Dunn.

Call for Proposals

This year’s conference theme is Use, Reuse, Reproduce. One of the most important roles of repositories is to enable greater use and reuse of their contents— whether those contents are library collections, scholarly articles, research data, or software—and metadata. The notion of use and reuse can be extended to repository infrastructure as well.

Hotels Deals

Open Repositories 2013 has made arrangements with a number of local hotels to provide reduced rates for our attendees. Check it out on our Accomodations page, along with a number of other recommended options for expanding your stay in PEI next July.

Cavendish Beach Music Festival - Just Before OR2013

If you are arriving early for OR2013 next July, you are in luck. The annual Cavendish Beach Music Festival is slated to be held just before the conference. The lineup of artists is still TBA, but last time around it included Rascal Flatts and Alabama, so if that tickles your fancy, add a few days to your trip and enjoy some music on the beach before you get down to conferencing.

Official Logo and New Look

Open Repositories 2013 Logo

Open Repositories 2013 is very pleased to roll out our official logo. We are retiring our little green puzzle piece to make way for a symbol that captures the spirit of the Repository Island: the lighthouse.

Puzzle Piece Logo

Lighthouses are all about open access. They provide information to any and all who come their way. Our lighthouse is also a part of a network, representing community and collaboration.

A Little Practical Information

Browse around the Location section of the site, and you will find a page that purports to give you Practical Information About PEI. This is a little guide we threw together, following the very helpful page made up by the OR2012 folks in Edinburgh, to cover some basic info about our province and country for those who may not have visited before. Just a few little things, like population stats, emergency phone numbers, and what a Toonie looks like.

Have any suggestions on what we should add? Questions about Canada, or our little island corner of it? Post a comment or shoot us an email!