It is already next week that the Annual Open Repositories Conference will take place in Edinburgh, UK. COAR is delighted being among the supporters of this event.
To get started for the conference week, a workshop on the COAR Repository Interoperability Roadmap will be hosted by Eloy Rodrigues. The workshop will take place on Tuesday morning, July 10 at Appleton tower. Eloy will present the latest outcomes of the COAR interoperability project in order to help participants to make sense of the interoperability landscape, understand which standards and protocols support which services. Participants will be also invited to get involved in the next stages of COAR interoperability project. If you are interested in attending, a few places are still available. Have a look at http://or2012coar-eorg.eventbrite.com/ to register.
Additionally, come visit the COAR exhibition stand in the cafeteria area during the midday networking breaks. Here you will have the chance to network with fellow COAR members, discuss with colleagues and hear about latest updates on COAR activities. Katharina Mueller will be there and happy to answer your questions.
At the same time, the International Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics will take place in Bangalore, India. The programme includes a session dedicated to COAR activities. Norbert Lossau, who is as well a member of the international Programme Committee, Alicia Lopéz Medina, and Ikuko Tsuchide will conduct this workshop together with experts from India and Sri Lanka. Presentations will include the status-quo of Open Access Repositories in several countries as well as highlights of COAR working group activities.
We look forward to meeting you in Edinburgh and Bangalore and wish you an interesting conference week.