Jun 17 – 19, 2015
Graduate Institute & Campus Biotech (University of Geneva)
Europe/Zurich timezone

Pre-Conference DSpace



@mire and DuraSpace invite all DSpace enthusiasts to this DSpace user group meetings on Monday June 15th (French speaking presentations) and Tuesday, June 16th (international presentations) from 9:00am to 5:00pm in Geneva. Taking place right before the OAI9 conference, the meeting will feature sessions on recent DSpace developments, both addressed to repository managers and developers. Many thanks to Duraspace and @mire, a Registered DSpace Service Provider, for sponsoring this meeting.

Click here to register for the international day

Click here for the French day's schedule (June 15th).


1. Location

University of Geneva
Uni Dufour Building
24, rue Général-Dufour
Room 408 (4th floor)
CH - 1204 Genève

Click here for practical information, transport, accommodation.

2. Schedule for the international day

  • 09:00 - 09:20: Publisher OA Policies and you: the quest for full automation by Richard Jones (Cottage Labs)
  • 09:20 - 09-40: Getting digital preservation right in DSpace with Arkivum by Nik Stanbridge
  • 09:40 - 10:45: Repository user stories
    • Integration with internal and external systems - Dr. Marina Muilwijk (Utrecht University)
    • Lessons learned in content digitisation - Andrew Mwesigwa (Makerere University)
    • Managing DSpace & Open Access in Turkey - Sonmez Celik (Dogus University)
  • 10:45 - 11:00: Morning coffee break
  • 11:00 - 12:15: DSpace Statistics: Challenges and Opportunities by Bram Luyten (@mire)
  • 12:15 - 13:15: Lunchbreak
  • 13:15 - 14:45: New and upcoming developments in DSpace 5 & 6
  • 14:45 - 15:45: DSpace Strategy by Tim Donohue and Debra Hanken Kurtz (DuraSpace)
  • 15:45 - 16:15: Coffee break
  • 16:15 - 17:00: RIOXX: standardizing repository metadata in the UK by Neil Jacobs (JISC)
  • 18:00: Lakeside dinner at Buvette des Bains

3. Meeting Registration

The meeting is being sponsored by DuraSpace and @mire and is free to any OAI9 attendee who wishes to participate. For planning purposes, please be sure to register by June 1st. The registration process for this user group meeting is completely separated from the general OAI9 registration.

Click here to register

4. Planning Committee

Bram Luyten - @mire
Benoît Wéry - @mire
Ignace Deroost - @mire

For more information, please contact Bram Luyten at info@atmire.com.