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EPrints User Group meeting (OR07): Call for Presentations (fwd) Stevan Harnad 10 Oct 2006 17:08 UTC

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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 17:19:22 +0100
From: Leslie Carr <>
Subject: EPrints User Group meeting (OR07): Call for Presentations

(Apologies for cross-posting)

You are invited to participate in an EPrints User Group meeting at
the Open Repositories conference (San Antonio, January 2007) at which
EPrints v3.0 will be formally launched. A wide range of potential
themes and topics (technical and managerial) is suggested below.
Proposals for presntations, panels and discussions are invited for
submission by ** Monday, November 13 **.

For full details, including submission instructions, see http://
Les Carr

EPrints has a reputation for ease of building a repository, whilst
maintaining enough flexibility to be adaptable to many different
requirements — scientific data repositories, image collections,
teaching and learning repositories as well as Open Access peer-
reviewed research publications. These isues are reflected in the
themes that we suggest covering:

Embedding EPrints within an Institution
- Interoperability between EPrints and Other Systems
- Portals
- Management Information Systems
- Research Assessment Procedures
- Realistic Costings: how many people does it take to run an EPrints
- Policy Development and Enforcment

Marketing Your Organisation and Its Research
- Branding Your Repository
- Tracking Article Usage (e.g. Google Analytics)
- Co-ordinating Deposits with Press Releases

Practical Experiences and War Stories
- Content Growth: how to stimulate regular deposits
- Gaining Support from Faculty and Senior Management
- Mandates and Recommendations: what works where?
- Best Practice and Otherwise
- Repository Management
- Optimizing Workflows
- Versioning
- Keeping Data and Metadata Fresh and Relevant
- Implementing Achievable Preservation Policies
- Technical Solutions for De-duplication, Metadata Improvement and
other Information Updates

Critical Success Factors: what makes a good repository
- Diversifying your EPrints Repository
- Extending the EPrints biodiversity: image collections, theses, data
collections, e-portfolios, teaching/learning collections
- Managing diversification

Technical Issues and Enhancements
- Web 2.0: Social Tagging and Social Networking?
- Better User Interfaces and Improved User Experience
- Repository Architectures
- Your Improvements and Your Wish List for future features
- NB: EPrints Version 3 will be launched on the second day of the

The above themes are not exhaustive - presentations on other issues
relevant to EPrints users are welcomed