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DSpace User Group Meeting after SPARC

Plans are in the works for a half day DSpace User Group Meeting from 8:30am to 1pm on March 14, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, immediately following the SPARC Open Access Meeting  ( on March 11-13. 

We are in the process of developing the agenda and recruiting presenters.  This has traditionally been a fairly informal meeting with lots of opportunity for networking with other DSpace users. In fact, we highly recommend that if possible you plan to allow time after the session to go to lunch and continue small group conversations around specific areas of interest. 

Plans are still developing, but the meeting will likely include:

  • Update on 1.8.1 and beyond 
  • Innovative uses of DSpace - call for proposals from the community*
  • Structured networking session -- find people or projects of interest to you

If you have specific suggestions for other content (presentations, tutorials, discussions, etc.) to include in the meeting please feel free to email me at

Meeting Registration
The meeting is being sponsored by the DuraSpace organization and @mire, a Registered DSpace Service Provider. The event It is free for anyone who wishes to participate. For planning purposes, please send an email with your name and institution to March 1. 

*Call for Proposals 
We are currently seeking presentation proposals from members of the community with innovative DSpace projects at their institutions. Proposals should be sent to by February 7. Acceptance notification will be sent by February 9.