Open Repository recently sponsored and attended OAI6 conference, CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, organised and hosted by the University of Geneva and CERN, last week June 17th to the 19th. The city of Geneva and the Alps were certainly a magnificent backdrop for the lofty ideas that were being generated by the 236 delegates attending from all over the world.
The delegates consisted of repository managers, developers, and representatives from the Open Access community and there great networking opportunities, both informal and planned events, one notably taking place at CERN, the site of the Large Hadron Collider, and the setting for the opening sequences in the the current Dan Brown film, Angels and Demons.
Apart from the socialising, the tutorials and breakout sessions were well received and covered a wide range of topics, with something for everyone, whether a new or propective repository manager looking at various solutions, or developers working on the latest standards or ingestion methods.
Some photos of the event are posted on the CERN site.