Category: Conference

OR2023 Fellowships Announcement

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is pleased to support four additional fellowships to attend Open Repositories June 12-15, 2023 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

In order to support attendance for colleagues, fellowships will cover airfare, hotel, transportation, registration, and food costs in order to attend Open Repositories 2023.

Although all applications will be considered, preference will be given to applicants living and working on the African continent and those applicants impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Please complete this application form for consideration for the fellowshipsThe deadline for application is February 1, 2023. Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2023.

More details are available on the Open Repositories 2023 website.

OR2023 Announcement

It is with pleasure that we invite you to the 18th Open Repositories Conference (OR 2023). The conference will be held from 12-15 June 2023 at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, close to Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The theme for the conference will be Repositories unlocked for machine and humankind.

More information on the theme and the Call for Papers will be made available in forthcoming announcements.

Registration fees (registration will open in 2023):
Early bird: R5 800 (Before 21 April 2023)
Regular: R6 300 (21 April until 2 June 2023)

Looking forward to welcoming you in June 2023!

For the Host Organising Committee:
Ellen Tise, Mimi Seyffert-Wirth, Marié Roux

For the Open Repositories Steering Committee:
Claire Knowles and Torsten Reimer

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Open Repositories 2021 will be virtual only

The Open Repositories Steering Committee and the Stellenbosch University hosts have decided to postpone the in-person conference planned for summer 2021 in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and to hold a completely virtual conference instead. The uncertainty around the continuing pandemic, travel restrictions, and the budget crises many of our institutions are in have all contributed to this decision. For many of us the true value of Open Repositories is the international conversations and community that it fosters; we felt strongly that, even if conditions improve, an in-person conference or a hybrid virtual/in-person would not be successful given the likely poor attendance.

The program committee will be working to reshape the conference into a virtual one including reaching out to those who had their 2020 OR proposals accepted and deferred. We appreciate your patience as we do this work.

We want to reaffirm our plan to hold an Open Repositories conference in South Africa. After working with both our Stellenbosch and our Denver hosts (who were slated to host the 2022 OR), we have decided to continue to plan for Denver for 2022 and to plan for Stellenbosch in 2023. Our deepest thanks go to both hosts – Stellenbosch University Libraries and the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries – for their flexibility and commitment to Open Repositories.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me as Chair or Claire Knowles as Vice-Chair of the OR Steering Committee if you have questions.

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