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CALL: Journal of Digital Information (JoDI): Special Issue on Open Repositories

College Station, Texas 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.  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.
The 4th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR 2009) brought 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. Conference
presentations addressed issues in the following thematic areas: Data, Repositories, and Infrastructure; Repositories in the Organization; Interoperability and Data Networks; Services, Interfaces, and Scholarly Communications; and, Repository Use Cases and Case Studies.
As a presenter at OR 2009, the OR Steering Committee solicits your contribution to this special issue of the Journal of Digital Information (JoDI: We invite expanded papers based upon the accepted presentations in the General
Conference Sessions. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed; accepted papers will appear in a single issue of JoDI later this year.
Important Dates
Deadline for declaring intent to submit: August 15, 2009
Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2009
Please advise us of your intent to submit a paper by August 15, 2009. The deadline for submissions to this special issue of JoDI is September 15, 2009. Please send notice of your intent to submit and  submissions to Scott Phillips: scott@lib- Please address other questions to John B. Howard, Editor, Special Issue at