BioMed Central and Open Repository: A Comprehensive Approach to OA

As a delegate of the 2011 ALA conference in New Orleans June 23-28, BioMed Central and Open Repository are pleased to invite you to an institutional repository workshop that we are holding during the conference. The workshop will discuss the increasingly important topic of institutional repositories and the library’s role in these.Workshop details:
Title: BioMed Central and Open Repository: A Comprehensive Approach to OA
Venue: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Room Napoleon C1
Date: Sunday 26th June (Day 4 of the conference)
Time: 09:00 – 11:00.
Refreshments and snacks will be available during the workshop.

An institutional repository enables organizations and their researchers to openly archive their intellectual output and preserve it for the future. With the growth of open access and increasing funder policies, providing full open access to your institution’s research has never been so vital.

The workshop will provide an overview of BioMed Central’s publishing activities and Open Repository, its hosted repository service, and how they combine to provide a comprehensive approach to open access. The presentation will include a discussion of the growing role of institutional repositories, and how they can be acquired and implemented. The workshop will demonstrate how Open Repository has combined DSpace and non-DSpace applications to provide a robust repository service to its clients.

Space at the workshop will be limited so please confirm your attendance by [email protected] by 1st June 2011 to ensure your place.

BioMed Central will also be exhibiting at ALA, to find out more about our journals and products please visit us at booths 853 and 855 adjacent to each other. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.