ALA Midwinter 2012

ALA MW 2012BioMed Central’s Open Repository recently exhibited at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Dallas. Warm and sunny, it was a great change of scenery with excellent food!

In a climate of stretched budgets, attendance at the conference seemed low. However it was great that our representatives: Bob Schatz and Nish Thiru were kept very busy at the booth. It was also fantastic to see the support of open access from the attendees and for us to provide an opportunity to inform them about  how Open Repository’s hosted solution could help them meet their green, open access needs.

Bob Schatz presented a very well-received workshop entitled Institutional Repositories and the Open Repository Solution. Examining the role repositories serve in institutions, where they fit in the larger environment of scholarly communication and benefits of a hosted solution, it provided a dynamic and engaging forum of discussion for attendees. It was also nice to catch-up with the recently launched University of Arizona Libraries to receive their feedback on the conference and an update of how their repository has been received at the show.

If you would like to know more about how Open Repository could help your organization or receive a free demonstration of the service, please do get in touch. We look forward to attending ALA Annual 2012 in Anaheim in June!

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