First DRIVER Summit: Goettingen 16-17 January 2008 Stevan Harnad 16 Jan 2008 03:18 UTC

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First DRIVER Summit: Towards a Confederation of Digital Repositories
16-17 January 2008 Goettingen, Germany

DRIVER responds to the vision that all relevant scientific content
should be easily accessible through internet-based infrastructures.
Achieving this vision reaches beyond technology - it is also the
organisational dimension that allows a stable and trusted network of
content providers. DRIVER is working with repository federations in
Europe, and reaches out to further international communities (for
example in the US, China, India, and Africa) in order to determine the
practical requirements for a confederation of digital repositories.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2008

    13:00-13:15   Opening Address (Norbert Lossau, DRIVER)

    13:15-14:00   Opening Keynote - EC Research Infrastructure &
Digital Repository Roadmap
(Mario Campolargo, EC)

    14:00-14:30   Organising Infrastructures: Experiences from D-Space,
Open Content Alliance and other community efforts
(Michele Kimpton, D-Space Foundation)

Chair: Sylvia van Peteghem, DRIVER

    15:00-15:30   DRIV(ER)ing Research Infrastructures
(Yannis Ioannidis, DRIVER)

    15:30-16:00   Growing Repositories
(Bill Hubbard, DRIVER)

    16:00-16:30   Repository Landscape - DRIVER Studies
(Kasja Weenink, DRIVER)

Chair: Sijbolt Noorda, EUA

    17:00-18:30   Panel Discussion "Open Access and Repository
Infrastructures": Responding to the "Council Conclusions on Scientific

    Thursday, January 17, 2008

Chair: R
Ruediger Klein, ESF (tbc)

Optimising DRIVER Policy for the OA Mandate and Metric Era
(Stevan Harnad, Universite du Quebec a Montreal & University of Southampton )

    09:30-10:00   Challenges in DRIVER-II
(Donatella Castelli, DRIVER)

Chair: Carlos Morais-Pires, EC

    10:00-10:30   Disciplinary Repository Projects

EuroVO-AIDA: Astronomical virtual observatories, repositories and data
access (Sebastien Deriere, Thomas Boch)

METAFOR -- Climate Modelling (Michael Lautenschl

    11:00-12:30   Disciplinary Repository Projects

Genesi-DR -- Earth Science (Luigi Fusco, Donatella Castelli)

D4Science -- Environmental Monitoring (Donatella Castelli)

eCrystals -- Crystallography (Simon Coles, Liz Lyon)

OLAC: The Open Language Archives Community (Gary Simons)

Language Resource Management and Discovery in CLARIN (Peter

Nereus/Neeo -- Economists (Vanessa Proudman)

Chair: Wolfram Horstmann, DRIVER

    13:30-14:45   National & International Repository Networks

EIFL -- Open Access Program (Susan Veldsman, Rima Kupryte)

Open Access Repositories in Finland (Rita Voigt) (Jan Hagerlid)

NORA - The Norwegian Experience (Jan Erik Frantsv

eLABa - Lithuanian Academic e-Library (Vilius Kuciukas)

Local Integration, National Federation: TARA, TCD-RSS, IReL-Open,
Expertise Ireland (Niamh Brennan)

OAI Spain (Alicia Lopez-Medina)

    14.45-15.50   Discussion: Building a Joint Digital Repository

(Moderator: Carlos Morais-Pires, EC; Norbert Lossau, DRIVER)

    15.50-16.00   Wrap-up (Norbert Lossau, DRIVER)