Last information before your arrival at OAI7 - advance information for arrival - 2011-06-20
Dear OAI7 participant,
OAI7, the 7th Cern Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, at https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?ovw=True&confId=103325, is being held on 22-24 June 2011 in the University of Geneva. OAI Workshops are THE Open Access event in Europe in the year in which they are held. They bring together a community of librarians, IT specialists, publishers, funders and researchers and are a real community occasion. A full programme of papers and posters has been prepared by the Organising Committee for this event. A new development for OAI7 is the introduction of a session on Open Access publishing, the first time this subject has received such treatment at OAI Workshops. The full programme of Tutorials and Papers can be found at https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceTimeTable.py?confId=103325#20110622.
Registrations are proceeding apace and we encourage you to register quickly at https://indico.cern.ch/confRegistrationFormDisplay.py?confId=103325 to ensure you have a place at the event. There is a Social Programme to accompany OAI7, which will include a visit to the Cern Laboratories, with the opportunity to tour some of the exhibitions there, as well as a buffet and the now-traditional drinks sharing, where every attender is invited to bring something to drink and share which represents their home country. A second social occasion will be the drinks aperitif on the rooftop of the University buildings, giving panoramic views across the city.
We look forward to meeting you in Geneva in June.
OAI7 Workshop Organising Committee
The deadline for submitting a poster to the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI7) is 1st April 2011.
See all information related to the conference and to the posters on the webpage: https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceCFA.py?confId=103325.
OAI7 Organising Committee
The Organising Committee of the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI7) is now welcoming poster submissions for the Workshop to be held at the University of Geneva on 22-24 June 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The deadline for submissions is 1st April 2011.
Posters are invited on projects directly related to the themes of the workshop and decisions on acceptance will be communicated on an ongoing basis and no later than the end of April. Further information is found under the Posters link on the webpage: https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceCFA.py?confId=103325.
Please consult the Workshop website for more information: https://indico.cern.ch/event/oai7.
There will be a prize for the best poster, as selected by the delegates. Also, authors of posters selected for display at OAI7 will have the opportunity to link a short video describing their work on the Workshop website.
The OAI series of workshops is one of the biggest international meetings of technical repository-developers, repository managers, librarians, policy makers, and the funders and researchers that they serve. The programme contains a mix of practical tutorials given by experts in the field, presentations from cutting-edge projects and research, posters from the community, breakout discussion groups, and an intense social programme which has helped to build a strong network amongst previous participants. The event is almost unique in bringing together these scholarly communication communities and is proud to continue this tradition with the OAI7 workshop in 2011.
On behalf of the Organising Committee
Registration for OAI7, the 7th Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication is open. This event will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th June 2011. Please register with the online form you can find on the website of the conference along with the full programme : https://indico.cern.ch/event/oai7.
The workshop will follow the successful format of previous editions mixing practical tutorials, presentations from cutting-edge projects and research, discussion groups, posters, and an intense social programme to maximise interaction and communication. It will be possible to register for a part or all of the programme.
The workshop is aimed at those involved in the development of open access (OA) repositories and who can influence the direction of developments either within their institution, their country or at an international level - that includes technical developers of OA bibliographic databases and connected services, research information policy developers at university or library level, funding bodies concerned with access to the results of their research, OA publishers, and influential researchers keen to lead OA developments in their own field.
Previous workshops have built a strong community spirit and the event is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and contact details with a large public connected to the OA movement. The OAI workshops are series of most important international meetings in this field and take place roughly every two years.
Further information will be added to the website, including details on a pre-conference day about Duraspace and the call for posters.
The committee looks forward to welcoming you to Geneva.
OAI7 Organising Committee
OAI7, the seventh CERN workshop is meeting in the University of Geneva on 22 to 24 June 2011. The theme of the workshop is innovations in scholarly communication with particular attention to technical infrastructures and protocols, Open Access publishing, and community developments and solutions.
To maximise the impact of this workshop, the Organising Committee urges our communities to propose:
- overall themes for conference sessions,
- ideas for individual talks and names of speakers,
- themes for tutorials and names of presenters.
You can propose yourself, a project or a colleague which would be of interest for this workshop. Please submit your ideas using the webform on https://indico.cern.ch/event/oai7 by the 15th of September at the latest.
The Committee will award one free registration to the person who makes the best suggestion. The result will be publicised on the programme.
OAI7 Organising Committee
First announcement - 2010-08-04
The next CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI7), will be held at the University of Geneva on 22-24 June 2011.