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Please join us September 23 & 24, 2019 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for the 2019 DSpace North American Users Group Meeting.

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This meeting will provide opportunities to discuss ideas, strategies, best practices, use cases, and the future development of DSpace 7 with members of the DSpace community including repository developers, technology directors, and institutional repository managers. We anticipate a variety of discussions, presentations, lightning talks, and workshops as part of the program. We encourage members of the wider open repository community and those interested in learning more about the open source DSpace repository platform to participate.

The 2019 DSpace North American User Group Meeting is jointly sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Texas Digital Library.


Preliminary Schedule



Monday, September 23, 2019
9:00 - 10:30Getting Started with DSpace 7 Workshop
10:30 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:30Getting Started with DSpace 7 Workshop, cont.
12:30 - 1:30Lunch (Provided)
1:30 - 2:30DSpace 7 - The Power of Configurable Entities
2:30 - 3:00DSpace 7 - The Angular UI from a User's Perspective
3:00 - 3:15

Break

3:15 - 3:45DSpace 7 REST API
3:45 - 4:30Lightning Talk Presentations
5:00 - 7:00Reception

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
9:00 - 10:00How to enhance your DSpace repository
10:00 - 10:45

DSpace for Research Data

10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:45Workflows for DSpace
11:45 - 12:30Birds of a feather breakout session
12:30 - 1:30Lunch (Provided)
1:30 - 2:30SAFCreator workshop

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Registration and Accommodations

Register Here

Meeting location
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, University of Minnesota campus (West Bank)

Registration
Registration page now open. A $50 registration fee will help to offset costs and provide you with breakfast, lunch, and coffee.

Accommodation options

The per night prices below reflect the University of Minnesota rate when booking over the phone

West Bank:

A room block has been set up at Aloft Hotel. You may book online here or by calling 1-888-627-7079 and asking for a room in the DSpace Meeting, U of MN Room Block. Closes August 21.

East Bank:

Getting here

A light rail connects the airport terminals to both Minneapolis and St. Paul and to the University of Minnesota campus for $2.00 each trip or $2.50 during rush hours. Payment kiosks (cash or credit) are located at each station. To reach campus from the MSP airport, take the Blue line to the US Bank Stadium stop, and switch to the Green Line.

A cab or rideshare from the airport costs about $35 each way.

Public transportation information: Metro Transit light rail and bus service
Campus transportation information: maps, parking, transit

Event accessibility
There is a section in the registration form for accessibility requests of any nature. Elmer L. Andersen Library is an accessible building equipped with elevators. A quiet room can be provided upon request.


Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is closed.

The 2019 DSpace North American Users Group planning committee invites proposals for the upcoming meeting which will be held September 23 & 24, 2019 at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

This meeting will provide opportunities to discuss ideas, strategies, best practices, use cases, and the future development of DSpace 7 with members of the DSpace community including repository developers, technology directors, and institutional repository managers.

We are looking for proposals to cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • DSpace 7 development and integration
  • Upgrading or migrating to DSpace
  • Accessibility
  • DSpace for research data
  • DSpace for cultural heritage
  • Analytics and assessment
  • Institutional repositories / scholarly communication issues
  • “Show and Tell” - share your success and challenges
  • Anything else you would like to share with the community!

We are seeking proposals in the following formats:

  • Lightning Talk (5-10 min) - a brief, freestanding presentation, with or without slides, including Q&A
  • Presentation (20 min) - a more comprehensive, freestanding presentation, including Q&A
  • Discussion Panel (45 min) - a collection of brief presentations on a topic or area, including a moderated Q&A or open discussion
  • Workshop - an instructor-led workshop on a topic or tool
  • Birds-of-a-feather - breakout sessions for attendees to engage in a particular topic

Submit a proposal by June 28, 2019. The call for proposals is closed.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by July 15, 2019.

Need some ideas? Check out past North American user group meeting programs on the conference wiki!

Questions? Contact us at dspace-user-group-meeting@umn.edu.


2019 Planning Committee

  • John Butler, University of Minnesota
  • Ed Warga, Texas Digital Library
  • Erik Moore, University of Minnesota
  • Lisa Johnston, University of Minnesota
  • Bill Tantzen, University of Minnesota
  • Valerie Collins, University of Minnesota
  • Emily Janisch, University of Minnesota
  • Mary Gibney, University of Minnesota

Contact us at dspace-user-group-meeting@umn.edu

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