This year’s Open Repositories conference takes place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada between Monday, July 8 and Friday, July 12 at the Delta Prince Edward hotel.
We are very pleased to announce that the opening keynote this year will be Victoria Stodden of Columbia University and co-founder of http://www.runmycode.org. See more about Dr. Stodden here: http://www.stodden.net
This year’s conference theme is Use, Reuse, Reproduce. One of the most important roles of repositories is to enable greater use and reuse of their contents— whether those contents are library collections, scholarly articles, research data, or software—and metadata. The notion of use and reuse can be extended to repository infrastructure as well. Many repositories are based on open source software that can be freely reused and adapted to serve local needs; other efforts are also emerging both in conjunction with and outside traditional repository platforms to encourage discipline or community specific reuse and sharing of software, services, and infrastructure. In addition there is a growing interest and need to document and share the code and workflows used to produce research results - particularly in computationally intensive fields - in order to promote reproducible research.