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REGISTER NOW for the Open Repositories Conference 2007 (OR07),  
January 23-26, 2007/San Antonio, Texas

Advance registration for Open Repositories 2007 will be available  
until December 22, 2006. Registration information and an at-a-glance  
conference schedule is available at: <>.

Keynotes: James Hilton, Vice President and Chief Information Officer  
at the University of Virginia,  and Tony Hey, Corporate Vice  
President for Technical Computing, Microsoft, will discuss the  
opportunities and challenges in making human knowledge accessible and  
interoperable world in keynote addresses at the Open Repositories  
Conference on January 24 and January 26, 2007.

Program: OR07 will bring user communities and others closer to  
understanding the pivotal role that repositories play in the emerging  
information landscape by creating an opportunity to discuss the  
challenges inherent in the conference tagline, "Achieving  
Interoperability in an Open World" during the three-and-a-half day  
conference . Dspace, Fedora, and Eprints repositories are changing  
the nature of scholarly and commercial information communities of  
practice. 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 about the Conference program please visit:

Keynote Speakers <>
The Conference Plenary Sessions < 
DSpace User Group Sessions <>
Fedora User Group Sessions <>
Eprints User Group Sessions < 
The Conference Poster Session < 

The Conference is sponsored by Texas A&M University, Texas Tech,  
University of Texas, SPARC, Microsoft and the University of Houston  
in cooperation with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and  
the Fedora Project.


Sayeed Choudhury
Associate Director for Library Digital Programs
Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge Center
Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
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