*A message from the Open Repositories 2014 Conference organizers*

February 21, 2014
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*Register for Open Repositories 2014*
*New scholarship programme aims to expand OR participation*

*Helsinki, FI * We are pleased to announce that registration for Open
Repositories 2014 <> is now open. The five-day
conference will be held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, from June 9 to
June 13, 2014. You will find full registration information on the following

*Open Repositories 2014–registration and fees*

The early registration fee, 320 EUR, will be available until May
4. After May 4, the registration fee will be 400 EUR. The conference dinner
will be held on Wednesday, June 11, on Valkosaari Island in Helsinki Harbor
(more information here <>) and is priced
separately at 60 EUR. There is also a special Friday evening excursion to
Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (more information
available for those delegates who will be staying in Helsinki until

The full conference program is expected to be available in late April once
the review process is completed. An early draft version of the schedule
(subject to change) is available here:

The registration process will be handled by TAVI Congress Bureau. If you
have questions related to conference registration, you can contact them
directly at or-2014[at]

*Pilot scholarship programme*

A highlight of this year's conference is the availability of delegate
scholarships for the first time. The Open Repositories Steering Committee
is delighted to announce a pilot Scholarship Programme for OR2014. This
programme aims to expand participation by providing registration support
for a small number of delegates to this year's conference. The scholarship
programme is open to librarians, repository managers, developers and
researchers in digital libraries and related fields.

*Please note:* the OR2014 scholarship programme provides a full discount
for conference registration and the conference dinner. It does not cover
other costs including accommodation, travel and subsistence. It is
anticipated that the applicant's home institution will provide financial
support to supplement an OR scholarship award.

Only fully-completed applications will be accepted. *The deadline for
applications is Sunday, March 14, 2014.*

You may apply for funding here:

For more information or to nominate someone for a scholarship, please
contact the Scholarship Committee chair, William J Nixon (
[log in to unmask]).