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Repositories: Big Impact – Small Budget!! at ALA MidWinter 2014

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A reminder that Open Repository, along with colleagues from BioMed Central and Papers, will be exhibiting at the upcoming ALA Midwinter meeting (booth #668), which takes in Philadelphia from January 24-28 2014.

Open Repository will also be hosting a workshop at ALA Midwinter, entitled ‘Repositories: Big Impact – Small Budget!!’ on 26th Jan from 10:30 to 12:30. During this workshop we will share our knowledge of the challenges faced by libraries, open access and repository communities during the present economic climate. If you are interested in attending, please email: workshop@biomedcentral.com to secure your place.

The Workshop will take place at  Pennsylvania Convention Centre (Room 104B) Sunday 26 th January 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm. Breakfast buffet provided. 

Open Repository builds, hosts and customizes enhanced, DSpace repositories …

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Visit Open Repository at the upcoming ALA Midwinter meeting!

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Open Repository (along with colleagues from BioMed Central and Papers ) will be exhibiting at the upcoming ALA Midwinter  meeting (booth #668), which takes in Philadelphia from January  24-28 2014.

Open Repository will also be holding a workshop at this conference entitled ‘Repositories: Big Impact – Small Budget’ on 26th Jan from 10:30 to 12:00. The workshop will focus on how repositories, large and small, have to cope with the internal and external changes to their research landscapes and how Open Repository can help to overcome these problems. If you are interested in attending, please email: workshop@biomedcentral.com before 13 Jan 2014 to secure your place.

Open Repository attends ALA Annual 2012

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The ALA Annual
Conference
(ALA) was as lively as ever for the BioMed Central and Open Repository team. Stationed in a
booth next to the Springer stand, Bob Schatz (North American Sales Manager) and
Sana Mulla (Marketing Executive) welcomed a steady stream of attendees, some
from existing BioMed Central Member
institutes
and others from interested parties.

On Saturday during the conference, a successful Open
Repository workshop was held representing libraries on four continents, which
provided attendees with a comprehensive overview
and analysis …

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ALA Midwinter 2012

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BioMed Central’s Open Repository recently exhibited at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Dallas. Warm and sunny, it was a great change of scenery with excellent food!

In a climate of stretched budgets, attendance at the conference seemed low. However it was great that our representatives: Bob Schatz and Nish Thiru were kept very busy at the booth. It was also fantastic to see the support of open access from the attendees and for us to provide an opportunity to inform them about  how Open Repository’s hosted solution could help them meet their green, open access needs.

Bob Schatz presented a very well-received workshop entitled Institutional Repositories and the Open Repository Solution. Examining the role repositories serve in institutions, …

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Virginia Henderson Library repository launched

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The Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library (VHL) is the latest Open Repository customer to have launched their repository at the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Biennial Convention in Texas last Saturday, 29th October.

STTI offers nurses, in all roles around the globe, online access to reliable nursing information that can be easily utilized and shared. Recent advances in Internet technologies and wider policies regarding mandatory open access to published articles influenced STTI’s decision to expand their online Registry of Nursing Research abstract database into a new, full-text service.

Margie Wilson, Library Manager at STTI stated “When looking to enhance our system, we found that the Open Repository system offered by BioMed Central provided …

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Open Repository attends the RSP Conference and Software Exhibition

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I was very pleased to attend the Repositories and CRIS: working smartly together event that was held at the University of Nottingham last month.  The event  looked at the interaction of repositories and CRIS systems (Current Research Information Systems). 

It was a well attended and interactive event with some great presentations on the current status of repositories and CRIS solutions working together in the UK.  It also covered ‘home grown’ CRIS systems and the CERIF and CERIF4REF standards.  There were many different views within the room but the whole consensus was that we need to look at these integrations in readiness for the REF.

Open Repository has helped its clients through the RAE …

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Developer Challenge at OR11 in Austin

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At the recent Open Repositories 2011 conference in Austin, one of the highlights was the Developer Challenge sponsored by DevSCI and coordinated by Mahendra Mahey. Open Repository’s entry demonstrated how the RESTful API module for DSpace can harvest communities and collections in DSpace
and be browsed in real-time in Joomla. We also demonstrated the ability
to deposit via a combination of SWORD and the RESTful API from Joomla
into a selected repository collection, and based on the credentials, a
specific part of the workflow.

You can see our presentation here:

DevSci Challenge at OR 11
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Open Repository Attends ALA 2011, New Orleans, 23 – 28 June 2011

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Well yet another fantastic event took place at the recent Annual ALA conference. Open Repository just had to attend again and of course, New Orleans is a beautiful city as well!

The Annual Conference is the world’s largest event for the library community, bringing together more than 25,000 librarians, educators, authors, literacy experts and illustrators.  There are hundreds of programs spanning the hot topics and current issues affecting libraries and the communities they serve suitable for attendees from any size or type of library.

Open Repository had its own stand this year which was very well attended.  I had the pleasure of meeting with many librarians from all continents and all types of organizations to …

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Open Repository Attends the DINI/Helmholtz Workshop

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Open Repository had great pleasure to be invited to present at a Helmholtz open access workshop in cooperation with the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI), hosted by Humboldt University Berlin.

About DINI

The development of modern information and communication technology requires a change in the information infrastructure of universities and other research institutions. The German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI) was established to promote and manage this change, including through agreements, cooperation, recommendations and standards.

The Workshop was well attended by representatives of German universities and research institutes and was an opportunity to share best practice and hear initiatives of the institutional repositories that are well established there.  Further information is available here.

Open Repository hosted …

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Irish Health Research Seminar: Collaboration and Partnership for Progress

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The Health Services in Ireland deliver thousands of different health and social services in hospitals and communities across the country, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In November they ran a well attended one day seminar at the Health Services Executive (HSE)  Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin, to explore research taking place in the Irish health sector. It also included presentations from practitioners, policy makers and librarians.

The aims of the seminar were to:

Raise awareness of research in health that takes place outside of the academic setting.
Foster collaboration between the academic and broader health sector.
Promote existing Irish health research.
Profile the role of librarians in facilitating and supporting researchers.

Back in 2008, the HSE partnered with Open …

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