My meeting report of #OR2012 was published in Journal of Information Processing and Management.


In the week of 9th – 13th of July, I attended the Open Repositories 2012 conference in Edinburgh.
1st September 2012, My meeting report of the 7th International Conference on Open Repositories was published in Journal of Information Processing and Management.

BANDO, K, 2012, The 7th International Conference on Open Repositories, Journal of Information Processing and Management, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 445-450. DOI:

In this entry, I summarize the Japanese article in English.

  • via Introduction

The 7th International Conference on Open Repositories, had over 480 registered attendees from over 40 countries, was held at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, from July 9 to 13, 2012. This Annual Conference on Open Repositories is an international gathering of stakeholders engaged in the development, management, and application of digital repositories. The theme and title of the 2012 conference at Edinburgh – Open Services for Open Content: Local In for Global Out – reflects the current move towards open content, ‘augmented content’, distributed systems and data delivery infrastructures.
In this conference 10 Japanese attendants took part in presentations and poster sessions as Japanese representatives. I attended those 2 days main conference to organize a poster session (2nd/2years). In this paper I submit a modest report on OR2012 from my point of Buy Cheapest Viagra Canadian DrugStore view.

  • The abstract from meeting report

The opening plenary’s tile, by Cameron Neylon from the Public Library of Science, is “Network Enabled Research: The possibilities, the path and the role of repositories”.

Well we were at a stage about putting things into the repository, we’ve moved beyond that to thinking about using things in repositories
and understanding that use.

I was inspired deeply by his message which overviews the next stage of repository, from the current state of developing repository to store literature.
What is repository associate differs in terms of situation of the person: librarian, researcher, or developer etc. The conference features especially programs focusing on developer, in my opinion. Developer Challenge represents the feature, which makes a hot atmosphere among the repository community. “Why don’t we engage in developer community to raise and have fun!” That was I felt most of all, attending the conference. Having fun at Developer Challenge is the barometer to assess the conference achievements. It’s the key, it needs to be succeeded to continue the conference.

After much deliberation, the winners of the DevCSI Open Repositories 2012 Developer Challenge have been decided Patrick McSweeney, University of Southampton.

OR2012: Patrick McSweeney from UKOLN on Vimeo.

  • via Conclusion

Repositories: Not Just About Publications Any More

if there was one word that that was woven into almost every presentation, it was this:  DATA.

The words came from Leslie Johnston, the courtesy of Library of Congress Home. Mr. Johnston wrote a official blog post with this title about OR2012 conference. Amazingly, that would be key words of OR2012.
EDINA Director Peter Burnhill also wrapped-up proceedings with a talk illustrated by a tweet-driven word-cloud, built from tweets about the conference, notably the idea that data is now mainstream.

Figure via The News from Edinburgh and Open Repositories 2012 attributed to Adam Field
The Open Repositories Conference Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the Eighth Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2013) will take place on Prince Edward Island in July of 2013. This will mark the first time that Open Repositories has been held in Canada.

Hopefully, Japan serves the next Open Repositories Conference host, since Asian open repository movements expand successfully in Japan. Personally on my network I would like to keep on engaging in open repository movements in wake of the conference.

I would like to thank OR2012 for sending me an original bag of the conference, for I could not get the souvenir at the first. I appreciate your courtesy. 🙂


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