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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Open Repositories conference and its open conference repository

The Open Repositories 2008 conference is now in progress (Southampton, April 1-4, 2008). 

As befits a conference on OA repositories, at the institution responsible for the first and most-used repository software (EPrints), this conference has found an innovative way to share the presentations.  As they are given, the presentations are deposited in a special conference repository, OR08 Publications.  You can track new deposits or browse and search existing deposits. 

What will happen to the repository after the conference ends?

Its long-term status is being discussed by the conference series steering committee, but all eprint URLs are persistent and will be redirected to other repositories or services as required in the future.

Comment.  Congratulations to the organizers for this useful innovation.  I hope other conferences adopt it.