UNT's 2nd Annual Symposium on Open Access will be held on May 20th in Denton, Texas at the UNT Willis Library.
This year the conference will feature speakers that will discuss current trends in the Open Access movement and specific ways that open sources software tools (repository and e-journal software platforms in particular) are improving access to scholarship.
Conference registration includes meals and conference materials:
- Register early by April 30th: $90.00
- Regular registration starts May 1st: $120.00
- Student registration: $75.00
Session: Ultimate DIY: Islandora Software and Virtual Research Environments at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)
Kirsta Stapelfeldt | Repository Manager, Islandora Project
(VRE) service at UPEI, which uses UPEI's homegrown Islandora software to build custom digital repositories to support campus research and digitization projects. This presentation will present a high-level overview of the software, and showcase its functionality in current projects. In addition, the workflow and management surrounding UPEI's projects will briefly be discussed, as well as funding strategies, and the ongoing challenge of sustainability. UPEI's VRE service reflects the changing needs of researchers, and the transformation of grounds from which libraries and librarians perform traditional roles of stewardship and service.