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Thanks to everyone who made the Open Repositories 2010 Conference successful. We had over 400 attendees from 36 countries. The Conference presentations will be soon available.

Highlights from the 2010 conference


About the Open Repositories Conference

Repositories increasingly play a pivotal role in the emerging information landscape. Through the format of blending general conference sessions that cover cross-cutting and overarching issues, followed by open user group meetings for DSpace, Fedora, and Eprints, Open Repositories attempts to create an opportunity to explore the challenges faced by user communities and others in today's world.

Repositories are being deployed in a variety of environments (education, research, science, cultural heritage) and contexts (national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal). Regardless of setting, context or scale, repositories are increasingly expected to operate across administrative and disciplinary boundaries and to interact with distributed computational services and social communities. It is the aim of the Open Repositories Conference to bring together individuals and organizations responsible for the conception, development, implementation and management of digital repositories, as well as stakeholders who interact with them, to address theoretical, practical, and strategic issues.

The many repository platforms available today are changing the nature of scholarly communication. Institutions such as universities, research laboratories, publishers, libraries, and commercial organizations are creating innovative repository-based systems that address the entire lifecycle of information-from supporting the creation and management of digital content, to enabling use, re-use, and interconnection of information, to ultimately ensuring long-term preservation and archiving.


FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología), the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, contributes to the strengthening of the Spanish science and technology system by adding value through the integration of scientific research and technological innovation activities, and cohesion between public and private institutions.

The Foundation operates as a non-profit entity with functional autonomy. Its mission is to provide flexible services to the Spanish science and technology system and to foster international projection of Spanish research, in the European science arena in particular. Its strategic aims are: to promote activities of excellent technological research and development, to favor collaboration between national and international agents of science and technology system and to promote the spreading of the scientific culture, as a tool of competitiveness and improvement of the life quality of citizens. Furthermore, FECYT supports the Ministry in S&T policy making and operates as an intermediary body for the Ministry with the relevant stakeholders in areas such as information management, scientific dissemination, R&D indicators, etc

About UNED

UNED is a Spanish public university that provides distance education at national and international levels. UNED is the largest university in Spain with more than 170.000 students enrolled in its different modalities of education and training.

The difference between the UNED and the other universities in Spain lies on its geographic dimension (national and international – 14 Study Centers abroad) and on the use of distance methodology and complementary pedagogical tools (Television, Radio, Video and Virtual University Campus). 1.300 full time teaching staff, 6.000 tutors and 1.300 administrative and technical staff make all this happen.

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