REGISTER for Open Repositories 2014: New Scholarship Programme Aims to Expand OR Participation

Thu, 2014-02-20 18:14 -- carol

A message from the Open Repositories 2014 Conference organizers

Helsinki, FI  We are pleased to announce that registration for Open Repositories 2014 is now open. The five-day conference will be held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, from June 9 to June 13, 2014. You will find full registration information on the following page: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=454.

Open Repositories 2014–registration and fees
The early registration fee, 320 EUR, will be available until May 4. After May 4, the registration fee will be 400 EUR. The conference dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 11, on Valkosaari Island in Helsinki Harbor (more information here) and is priced separately at 60 EUR. There is also a special Friday evening excursion to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (more information here) available for those delegates who will be staying in Helsinki until Saturday.

The full conference program is expected to be available in late April once the review process is completed. An early draft version of the schedule (subject to change) is available here: https://www.conftool.com/or2014/sessions.php.

The registration process will be handled by TAVI Congress Bureau. If you have questions related to conference registration, you can contact them directly at or-2014[at]tavicon.fi.

Pilot scholarship programme
A highlight of this year's conference is the availability of delegate scholarships for the first time. The Open Repositories Steering Committee is delighted to announce a pilot Scholarship Programme for OR2014. This programme aims to expand participation by providing registration support for a small number of delegates to this year's conference. The scholarship programme is open to librarians, repository managers, developers and researchers in digital libraries and related fields.

Please note: the OR2014 scholarship programme provides a full discount for conference registration and the conference dinner. It does not cover other costs including accommodation, travel and subsistence. It is anticipated that the applicant's home institution will provide financial support to supplement an OR scholarship award.

Only fully-completed applications will be accepted. The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 14, 2014. You may apply for funding here: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=412

For more information or to nominate someone for a scholarship, please contact the Scholarship Committee chair, William J Nixon (william.nixon@glasgow.ac.uk).