Open Repository Attends ALA 2011, New Orleans, 23 – 28 June 2011

OR at ALA 2011Well yet another fantastic event took place at the recent Annual ALA conference. Open Repository just had to attend again and of course, New Orleans is a beautiful city as well!

The Annual Conference is the world’s largest event for the library community, bringing together more than 25,000 librarians, educators, authors, literacy experts and illustrators.  There are hundreds of programs spanning the hot topics and current issues affecting libraries and the communities they serve suitable for attendees from any size or type of library.

Open Repository had its own stand this year which was very well attended.  I had the pleasure of meeting with many librarians from all continents and all types of organizations to discuss their views and requirements for hosted repositories and how we can work in partnership with them to fulfil their needs.

Bob Schatz, North American Sales Manager and I also conducted a well received workshop: BioMed Central and Open Repository: A Comprehensive Approach to Open Access. It provided 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 also discussed the growing role of institutional repositories, and how they can be acquired and implemented. The slides are now available for review.

For further information on how we can help organizations with their hosted repositories needs, please do get in touch.

Claire Bundy, Open Repository Specialist

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