Repositories play a pivotal role in the information landscape. Repository platforms 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.
Through a format that blends DSpace, Fedora, Eprints, and other interest group meetings with general conference sessions, the Open Repositories Conference creates opportunities to explore the challenges faced by global academic libraries, research, preservation, and access communities. The annual Open Repositories Conference brings together users and developers of open digital repository platforms from higher education, government, galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. The Conference provides an interactive forum for delegates from around the world to come together and explore the global challenges and opportunities facing libraries and the broader scholarly information landscape.