The 2007 Open Repositories Conference took place in San Antonio, Texas, January 23-26. This was a compelling meeting on the important topic of repositories and digital preservation. Over 350 people participated in the user groups, workshops, presentations and poster sessions.
Photograph © Ryan “Zieak” McFarland.
Attached as PDF please find my notes on some of the key talks. Open Repository Notes by Michael Ashley
From their site,
Repositories increasingly play a pivotal role in the emerging information landscape. With its theme of “Achieving Interoperability in an Open World”, OR07 will create an opportunity to explore the challenges faced by user communities and others in today’s world.
During the three-and-a-half day conference, Open Repositories 2007 will continue the very successful format of Open User Group meetings for DSpace, Fedora, and Eprints, followed by general conference sessions that cover cross-cutting and overarching issues.
The many repository platforms available today are changing the nature of scholarly communication. Institutions such as universities, research laboratories, publishers, libraries, and commercial organizations are creating innovative repository-based systems that address the entire lifecycle of information—from supporting the creation and management of digital content, to enabling use, re-use, and interconnection of information, to ultimately ensuring long-term preservation and archiving.
For more information, or to browse the list of accepted presentations, posters, and speakers, see the conference program.