Open Archives Forum Workshop announcement

From: Philip Hunter <lispjh_at_UKOLN.AC.UK>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 12:27:21 +0100

The first workshop of the Open Archives Forum: Creating a European Forum on
Open Archives Initiatives, will be held in Pisa, Italy on 13-14 May 2002.
The Open Archives Forum provide a focus for dissemination of information
about European activity related to open archives and, in particular, to the
Open Archives Initiative. The first workshop seeks to bring together
researchers, technical implementers and project managers who are
experimenting, or are willing to experiment, with the open archives
approach, in order to establish a basis for sharing experience and solutions
among projects and initiatives.

The workshop combines presentations by invited speakers with the opportunity
to work together in small groups on issues of concern to the open archive
community, including those who are or who are considering implementing the
Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. On Monday the
workshop starts at 10.30, preceded by coffee and registration between
09.30-10.30. On Tuesday, the end of workshop is at 15.15. Although
participants will have to fund their own accommodation and travel cost, the
only charge for the workshop itself is 60 Euros to cover lunches and coffee
breaks and an optional conference dinner at an additional charge of 50
Euros. The booking deadline is 19 April.

Further information and online registration for the workshop are available
If you have queries please do not hesitate to contact Donatella Castelli
(tel. +39 050 3152902, or Francesca Borri (tel. +39
050 3153470,

The Open Archives Forum (OA-Forum) is funded as an accompanying measure
within the Information Societies Technology (IST) Programme, a theme of the
European Union's Fifth Framework Programme managed by the Information
Society Directorate-General of the European Commission.

Leona Carpenter
University of Bath tel: +44 (0)1225 383618
Bath, BA2 7AY, UK fax: +44 (0)1225 826838
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