The workshop will follow the successful format of previous editions mixing practical tutorials, presentations from cutting-edge projects and research, discussion groups, posters, and an intense social programme to maximise interaction and communication. It will be possible to register for a part or all of the programme.
The workshop is aimed at those involved in the development of open access (OA) repositories and who can influence the direction of developments either within their institution, their country or at an international level – that includes technical developers of OA bibliographic databases and connected services, research information policy developers at university or library level, funding bodies concerned with access to the results of their research, OA publishers, and influential researchers keen to lead OA developments in their own field.
Previous workshops have built a strong community spirit and the event is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and contact details with a large public connected to the OA movement. The OAI workshops are series of most important international meetings in this field and take place roughly every two years.
Further information will be added to the website, including details on a pre-conference day and the call for posters.