Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories

Du 8 au 11 juin 2015 - Indianapolis, États-Unis

Publié le 13 novembre 2014, par Thérèse Hameau

Call for Proposals

OR2015 is the tenth OR conference, and this year’s overarching theme reflects that milestone : Looking Back/Moving Forward : Open Repositories at the Crossroads. It 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. We welcome proposals on this theme, but also on the theoretical, practical, organizational or administrative topics related to digital repositories. We are particularly interested in :

1. Supporting Open Scholarship, Open Science, and Cultural Heritage Online

Papers are invited to consider how repositories can best support the needs of open science, open scholarship, and cultural heritage to make research as accessible as possible, including :

  • Open access, open data and open educational resources
  • Scholarly workflows, publishing and communicating scientific knowledge
  • Compliance with funder mandates
  • Considerations for cultural heritage and digital humanities resources

2. Managing Research (and Open) Data

Papers are invited to consider how repositories can support the needs of research data. Areas of interest are :

  • Data registries
  • Storage
  • Curation lifecycle management
  • Management and digital preservation tools


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