Recently (ok, VERY recently, as in less tha 24 hours ago), we here at the Alliance submitted three different program proposals for the upcoming Open Repositories 2011 conference in Austin later this summer. The proposals, ranging from a consortial panel to a seven-minute/twenty-four-slide overview of our soon-to-be-launched ADR Basic repository software platform built on Islandora and supported by DiscoveryGarden, capture much of the good that has emerged from the not-so-good ADR drama of 2010 - and yes, apparently we can have drama in repository services. Even if the sessions are not accepted, the process of preparing them has been beneficial to our activities here, it has codified our understanding of day-to-day work we do, and helps us think about how we approach that work.
I’ll share the proposals’ working titles here and note that we are also listed on proposals from UPEI and DuraCloud – you can “read between the lines” if you’d like. if you want the full story, buy us the proverbial “drink” at Open Repositories…or an LTO4 tape or two, or some RAM for the VM boxes…come to think of it, a couple of cloud-based terabytes would be much appreciated, too!
OR2011 Program Proposal Titles:
Working Together Out West: Conosrtial Repository Services and Local Implementations
The Occasional (Un)Realities of Managing, Manipulating, and Migrating a Conosrtial Digital Repository Service
ADR Basic Digital Repository Platform: One to One…to Many