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Your registration for the OR11 main conference (June 8-11) does NOT apply to the pre-conference events listed below.

 

Space is limited at these events. If you plan to attend any of the pre-conference events, you must RSVP to the workshop leader listed. The workshop leader will provide you with additional information about attendance.

 

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Pre-Conference Schedule

 

Monday, June 6

Workshop Info Description Registration Contact
DSpace Committers Meeting 

8 AM – 4 PM

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 1.339

DSpace Developers meeting to discuss our DSpace 2011-2012 RoadMap. Anyone is welcome, but you must sign up in order to attend. Space is limited. For more information, or to sign up to attend this meeting, please visit: 

 

https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DevMtg+2011-06-06+-+OR11+Meeting

Fedora Committers Meeting 

8 AM – 4 PM

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 4.102

At this meeting, technical contributors and committers will discuss the future of the core Fedora Repository software and improvements to our community-driven development process. All are welcome to attend, but we have limited space. 

For more information, and to sign up to attend, please visit:

DuraSpace Wiki

For more information, and to sign up to attend, please visit: 

DuraSpace Wiki

Eprints Group 

 

This pre-conference meeting has been cancelled.

 

Please see the EPrints User Group Schedule (June 10-11) for EPrints conference activities.

This pre-conference meeting has been cancelled.

 

Please see the EPrints User Group Schedule (June 10-11) for EPrints conference activities.

 
CURATEcamp 

8 AM – 3:30 PM

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 1.124

CURATEcamp is a series of unconference-style events focused on connecting practitioners and technologists interested in digital curation. CURATEcamp #OR11 will focus on data curation tools and microservices, exploring such issues as: community consensus on the tools, specifications, and microservices that are most needed; use cases for those tools, specs, and services; and interoperability among tools and repositories/digital asset management systems. As an unconference, the agenda is entirely in the hands of its attendees, so discussion needn’t be restricted to these topics; one of the unconference model’s strengths is the serendipity and opportunity presented by the open agenda and format. For more information, see: http://curatecamp.org/. Register for this meeting at: http://curatecampor11.eventbrite.com
Hydra Partners (continued on Tuesday) 

8 AM – 5 PM

Eastwoods Room (2.102), Union Building (UNB)

The partners in the Hydra Project (http://wiki.duraspace.org/display/Hydra) will be holding their quarterly meeting on Monday and Tuesday. The meeting is by invitation only, and is open to current project partners and individuals from currently active Hydra institutions to coordinate development plans. On Tuesday from 2 PM – 4 PM, there will be a Hydra “unseminar”, open to any interested attendee, that will provide an exposition of the project’s technical and community framework, and allow for intensive interaction of potential community members with current project partners. This preconference event, the LibDevConX-Mini, will be open and appropriate to any interested participants. See its description in the program for more details. To register for this meeting, please contact: Tom Cramer 

 

 

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Tuesday, June 7

 

Workshop Info Description Registration Contact
Writing and Deploying Your Own Curation Task in DSpace 

8 AM – 10 AM

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 1.124

There are numerous activities required to store and maintain the digital assets of an institution. Dspace provides functionality to support many of these activities through its core distribution. What can be done, however, when some event requires a task that is not already built into the administrative gui or command line functions of the software? The answer, write a curation task using the new curation system. The curation system provides a simple, extensible way to manage routine content operations on a repository. In this two-hour tutorial/workshop, participants will learn how to write a curation task, as well as deploy and configure it to run. To register for this workshop, please contact: Wendy Bossons
Building a Fedora Website with Python/Django  

10 AM – Noon 

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 1.124

“Building a Fedora Website with Python/Django” is a tutorial session on how to use the suite of Python tools and utilities created at Emory University Libraries (EULcore) for interacting with XML and the Fedora-Commons repository with Python & the Django web framework. This session is primarily intended for software developers or other technical users. 

Participants who wish to get the most out of this session should have some familiarity with Python and Django; at minimum they should work through the Django introductory tutorial available online.   Attendees should bring their own computers with Python & Django installed (Mac OSX or Linux is recommended due to the difficulty of installing some of the EULcore Python dependencies in Windows). Participants may want a local test installation of the Fedora-Commons repository for development, but this will not be required. Participants may want to bring a small set of files as test content for ingest into Fedora (e.g., around 10 or so of one type of file such as image, audio, or PDF – for simplicity, they should all be one file type, e.g. all JPEGs or MP3s).

To register for this workshop, please contact: Rebecca Sutton Koeser
Best Practices When Developing with DSpace Services 

12 PM – 2 PM

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 1.124

The DSpace Service Manager is currently the most significant, important, but possibly the most misunderstood contribution to DSpace to come out of the DSpace 2.0 funded prototype. It is clear that without community education on how to properly utilize the Service Manager, it will go overlooked when developers are implementing their own customizations and contributions to DSpace.   To rectify this situation, a tutorial has been designed that will provide a foundation for working with the Service Manager and leave the participants with sufficient knowledge to reuse the Service Manager within their own projects. To register for this workshop, please contact: Mark Diggory
DuraCloud Workshop 

2 PM – 5 PM

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 1.124

The DuraCloud Workshop intends to familiarize attendees with the DuraCloud service offering and open source technology, as well as demonstrating the options available for integrating DuraCloud with both the DSpace and Fedora repository systems. The majority of the workshop will focus on DSpace-DuraCloud and Fedora-DuraCloud integration options and strategies. To register for this meeting, please contact: Andrew Woods
Sword Course 

8 AM – 12 PM

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 4.102

This half-day course presents an overview of SWORD from the basics such as use cases and an introduction to web services, to the specifics such as packaging format issues and deposit URLs, to hands-on exercises to create new and customized SWORD clients using a web-based toolkit and the reference implementation Simple SWORD Server. To register for this meeting, please contact: info@swordapp.org
The Fascinator – Fedora + Solr Repository Toolkit 

This workshop has been cancelled.

Participants will receive an overview of The Fascinator platform and its uses. The Fascinator’s development support infrastructure (Subversion, Maven and Trac) will also be discussed so that participants can engage with the software after attending the workshop. 

 

Participants must bring a laptop with the following:

 

(1) A clean Ubuntu 11.04 installation — This could be running as a virtual machine via VirtualBox (or similar). — The Ubuntu installation must be capable of downloading and installing packages.

 

(2) Netbeans will be the primary IDE utilised during the workshop

Make your own Islandora Repository – Installing and Working with Islandora  

8 AM – Noon

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 1.339

Islandora is a digital asset management system that provides out-of-the-box repository solutions (Solution Packs) for a wide range of digital collections and research domains. Islandora combines the Drupal CMS and the Fedora repository software, together with additional open source applications, to deliver a wide range of functionality. Islandora’s architecture and design philosophy will be described using examples of production installations at UPEI and elsewhere. The proposed workshop will provide users with information about the Islandora software framework, and allow users to install the system in a Virtual Machine or EC2 image.   This session is intended for all audiences and levels. No prior knowledge of Islandora or repositories is required. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops for the installation component of the session. All software required for installation will be provided at the session on removable media. Laptops should be capable of running a VMWare environment and the Islandora software stack (e.g. minimum 2 GB RAM and 2+ GB free HD space.) If users wish, they can come with digital objects they would like to add (PDF or Image collections preferred) and describe in a repository, although sample collections will be provided.

To register for this meeting, please contact: Mark Leggott
Microsoft Repository Tools  

1 PM – 4:30 PM 

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 1.339

Microsoft Research Connections will provide a half-day workshop covering several freely available tools from Microsoft and Microsoft Research, and will demonstrate how these can help supplement and enhance current repository offerings. Come learn more about how these Microsoft tools and technologies can help extend the reach and utility of your repository efforts. To register for this meeting, please contact: Alex Wade
Microsoft Academic Search 

9 AM – Noon

Eastwoods Room (2.102), Union Building (UNB)

Microsoft Academic Search (MAS) – http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ – is an emergent service built on the data collected from millions of papers across multiple domains. Key features of Microsoft Academic Search include searching for papers, finding other related papers, exploring an author’s co-authorship graph, finding upcoming conferences’ Call for Papers deadline, simple rankings, etc. The half-day workshop will include an end-user session on the basics of how to use the website and various tips and tricks across the interface. Another developer-focused session will cover our open API in detail, with a high-level review of projects in flight as well as plans for the future. We hope to have a few specific case studies presented by developers currently working with the Academic Search API. The API allows developers to build applications and experiences on top of the MAS service, by obtaining access to the data they are interested in allowing repositories to integrate these data-streams as a part of compelling features for their own users. To register, please email scholar@microsoft.com. To register for this meeting, please contact: scholar@microsoft.com 

 

LibDevConX mini: An Introduction to Hydra and the Hydra Community 

2 PM – 4 PM

Eastwoods Room (2.102), Union Building (UNB)

This workshop is an ideal opportunity to learn how to get involved in the Hydra community or how to start using Hydra technologies. It is also an opportunity to learn about the innovative approaches our community has taken to the social mechanics of (open source) repository systems. The tone will be one of informal exchange of ideas and solutions.   In the spirit of open, collaborative exchange of ideas and solutions, the content of this workshop will be equally appropriate for people with technical/developmental and design/managerial backgrounds. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops. To register for this workshop, please go to: http://libdevconxmini.eventbrite.com/
Hydra Partners (continuation from Monday) 

9 AM – 1 PM

Quadrangle Room (3.304), Union Building (UNB)

The partners in the Hydra Project (http://wiki.duraspace.org/display/Hydra) will be holding their quarterly meeting on Monday and Tuesday. The meeting is by invitation only, and is open to current project partners and individuals from currently active Hydra institutions to coordinate development plans. On Tuesday from 2 PM – 4 PM, there will be a Hydra “unseminar”, open to any interested attendee, that will provide an exposition of the project’s technical and community framework, and allow for intensive interaction of potential community members with current project partners. This preconference event, the LibDevConX-Mini, will be open and appropriate to any interested participants. See its description in the program for more details. To register for this meeting, please contact: Tom Cramer

Developer Challenge

Tuesday-Thursday, June 7-9

Various Locations

The JISC funded DevCSI project, managed by UKOLN is organising the Open Repositories Developer Challenge (#or11dev #devcsi). Microsoft Research are kindly sponsoring this year’s challenge, which is “Show us the future of repositories.”

 

A Developer Lounge will be available for entrants beginning Tuesday, June 7, in Private Dining Rooms 1 & 2 of the Carillon Restaurant in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The Lounge will be open from 10 AM to 10 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 10 AM to 3 PM on Thursday.

A Show and Tell session will be held Thursday afternoon and winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner on Thursday evening.

 

For more information about the Developer Challenge, including details on how to enter, visit the Developer Challenge website hosted by DevCSI

For more information about the Developer Challenge, including details on how to enter, visit the Developer Challenge website hosted by DevCSI

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