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[BOAI] OR2014 Conference Update: Registration Open; New Scholarship Programme

From: Imma Subirats <imma.subirats AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:32:45 +0100


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A message from the Open Repositories 2014 Conference organizers

February 21, 2014
Read it online: http://bit.ly/1mwHBZx

Register for Open Repositories 2014
New scholarship programme aims to expand OR participation

Helsinki, FI  We are pleased to announce that registration for Open
Repositories 2014 is now open. The five-day conference will be held in
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, from June 9 to June 13, 2014. You
will find full registration information on the following page:
http://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=454.

*Open Repositories 2014–registration and fees*

The early registration fee, 320 EUR, will be available until May 4.
After May 4, the registration fee will be 400 EUR. The conference
dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 11, on Valkosaari Island in
Helsinki Harbor (more information here) and is priced separately at 60
EUR. There is also a special Friday evening excursion to Suomenlinna
Sea Fortress (more information here) available for those delegates who
will be staying in Helsinki until Saturday.

The full conference program is expected to be available in late April
once the review process is completed. An early draft version of the
schedule (subject to change) is available here:
https://www.conftool.com/or2014/sessions.php.

The registration process will be handled by TAVI Congress Bureau. If
you have questions related to conference registration, you can contact
them directly at or-2014[at]tavicon.fi.

*Pilot scholarship programme*

A highlight of this year's conference is the availability of delegate
scholarships for the first time. The Open Repositories Steering
Committee is delighted to announce a pilot Scholarship Programme for
OR2014. This programme aims to expand participation by providing
registration support for a small number of delegates to this year's
conference. The scholarship programme is open to librarians,
repository managers, developers and researchers in digital libraries
and related fields.

Please note: the OR2014 scholarship programme provides a full discount
for conference registration and the conference dinner. It does not
cover other costs including accommodation, travel and subsistence. It
is anticipated that the applicant's home institution will provide
financial support to supplement an OR scholarship award.

Only fully-completed applications will be accepted. The deadline for
applications is Sunday, March 14, 2014.

You may apply for funding here: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=412

For more information or to nominate someone for a scholarship, please
contact the Scholarship Committee chair, William J Nixon
(william.nixon AT glasgow.ac.uk).

All the best,

Imma Subirats
Knowledge and Information Management Officer
OEKC, FAO of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome (Italy)

        
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