From: Kathleen Shearer <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:50:37 -0500
Please join us in the beautiful city of Porto, Portugal for this
conference bringing together the global library community to discuss
trends and issues in scholarly communication.
Connecting Research Results, Bridging Communities, Opening Scholarship
SPARC and COAR are delighted to announce their upcoming joint
conference, Connecting Research Results, Bridging Communities, Opening
Scholarship on April 15th and 16th in Porto, Portugal. Registration is
Click here to register for the 2015 COAR-SPARC Conference
Co-hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
(SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the
meeting will offer a thought-provoking program with dynamic speakers
from around the world to discuss the opportunities and challenges for
libraries in a world of open science and open content, provide a
valuable opportunity for participants to make connections, and learn
best practices from colleagues around the world.
The conference is deliberately structured to deliver both an overview
of the most important policy and philosophical developments as well as
pragmatic sessions to help participants become more effective in their
roles on a day-to-day basis. Featured keynote speakers include:
John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks
Dominique Babini, Coordinator of Open Access Projects, CLACSO
The intended audience for the conference are library directors,
librarians and repository managers, researchers, university
administrators, funding agencies, and students.
Space is limited, so please register early! 100 places are reserved
for COAR and SPARC members.
The early bird conference rates if you register before March 13, 2015:
€55.50 EUR for COAR and SPARC members (approximately $65 US)
€105.50 EUR for non-members (approximately $120 US)
After March 13, 2015
€80.50 EUR for COAR and SPARC members (approximately $92 US)
€155.50 EUR (approximately $180 US)
Please visit the SPARC and COAR websites for more details and to
register for the conference.
The conference will offer a poster session. Posters can be submitted
while registering for the conference or emailed to Maxie Putlitz at
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We hope to see you there.
Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)
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Skype: kathleenshearer2 - twitter: @KathleeShearer