CREATIVE CAST TO AUDITION IDEAS AT SPARC REPOSITORIES MEETING INNOVATION FAIR
Washington, DC – October 16, 2008 – Diatomscapes, personal repositories, depositor reluctance, Amazon.com, and theses are a few of the themes repository champions will introduce at the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 Innovation Fair. Twenty presenters from four countries will voice the creative and innovative tactics used to cement local support and bolster repository growth to more than 1,100 sites worldwide. The SPARC meeting will be held November 17 and 18th at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, USA.
Inspired by Open Repositories’ “Minute Madness,” the Innovation Fair invites participants to present, in no more than two minutes, unusual approaches to: use of repository content; discovery of research outputs; value-added services; and repository promotion. Presenters were identified through a rigorous selection process led by the meeting program committee.
Presenters at the 2008 fair are:
• Aaron Birkland, National Science Digital Library - Using Fedora 3.0 CMA for the NSDL NCORE
In addition to the live presentations on November 17, presenters have posted their projects to the meeting Crowdvine Web site at http://sparc08.crowdvine.com, inviting the wider community of repository advocates and challengers to comment, build, and expand on the ideas constructively through their own posts and graphics.
The SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting is supported by a growing number of sponsors. The organizers are grateful for major contributions from Microsoft (Conference Sponsor); Berkeley Electronic Press, BioMed Central, DC Lab, and EPrints, (Breakfast & Luncheon Sponsors); and by additional contributions from sixteen coffee break and supporting sponsors.
Registration fees will increase to on-site rates on November 1. To register and for more details, visit the meeting Web site athttp://www.arl.org/sparc/ir08.