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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: <http://openrepositories.org/>.

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 <http://openrepositories.org/program/speakers>
The Conference Plenary Sessions <http://openrepositories.org/program/presentations>.
DSpace User Group Sessions <http://openrepositories.org/program/dspace>
Fedora User Group Sessions <http://openrepositories.org/program/fedora>
Eprints User Group Sessions <http://openrepositories.org/program/eprints>
The Conference Poster Session <http://openrepositories.org/program/posters>

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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