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Open Repositories 2018
4th Jun 2018 - 7th Jun 2018
Research and Cultural Heritage communities have embraced the idea of Open; open communities, open source software, open data, scholarly communications, and open access publications and collections. These projects and communities require different modes of thinking and resourcing than purchasing vended products. While open may be the way forward, mitigating fatigue, finding sustainable funding, and building flexible digital repository platforms is something most of us are striving for. Submissions this year should focus on the how, why, and what it will take to make open sustainable.
While not limited to the below topics, we’re focusing our attention on issues around the sustainability of:
- Open source software – sustainability of software developed locally and large open source systems, legacy code
- Community – reaching out to new audiences, developing a community, governance
- Content – research data, digital preservation, persistent urls, archiving
- Teams/People – staff and knowledge within the community, contingency planning, training and development, and succession planning
- Projects – sustainability of projects beyond the grant, maturing communities
- Infrastructure/Integrations – integrations between systems, changing technical environments
- Policy – national, international, local and community policy and decisions
- Challenges of sustainability – funding, local, technical, community
- Rights and Copyright – including Data Protection, sharing and storing of content
- Reuse, standards, and reproducibility – for example: software, data, content types
- New open technologies and standards