|The DSpace Community with the collaboration of FAO of the United Nations, CASPUR and CILEA are pleased to announce that DSpace Meeting is going to take place on October 17-19, 2007 at FAO (Rome, Italy). The aim of the DSpace Users Group Meeting 2007 is to bring together the various initiatives and key players that are working on innovative applications and mature installations of DSpace in order to share their experience and to advance in the development of the repository software.
DSpace Users Group Meeting 2007 aims to serve as a discussion forum where DSpace Community will present the last developments achieved. In addition, it aims to outline the rich potential of the DSpace as an open-source platform for accessing, managing, and preserving scholarly works.
The conference programme comprises a workshop and the DSpace Users Group meeting and it starts on Wednesday, 17th October, with a workshop featuring the outcomes of Google Summer of Code and a parallel session on IR and organizational issues, followed by two tutorials on DSpace. The general sessions will start on Thursday morning, October 18th and conclude by 3.30 pm on Friday, October 19th with 12 technical presentations, a poster session and a tutorial about Manakin project.
15 June : Deadline for submission of abstracts
16 June: Start of registration
27 July : Announcement of the program (first draft)
20 September: Deadline for registration
12 October: Deadline to send the ppt
17 October : Workshop
18-19 October : DSpace User Group Meeting
20 October : Social programme