WIDER GAUTENG IR-FORUM MEETING
A day of discussion for
Institutional Repository Managers, Open Scholarship Officers and Open Access Supporters on the theme of
Institutional Repositories at a cross-road in South Africa?
Friday 11 September 2015
Merensky library, University of Pretoria
SESSION 1 (Morning session)
Word of welcome
Research Data Management in South Africa: Where are we?
Martie van Deventer (CSIR)
The New SA Copyright Amendment Bill 2015 – Does it address our needs?
Denise Nicholson (WITS)
Open Journal Software (OJS) – The ASSAf initiative
Ina Smith (ASSAf)
ORCID – An easy way to populate the empty repository?
Matthew Buys (ORCiD)
Why DSpace? Is it still the best Open Source Software for the Institutional Repository?
Hilton Gibson (US)
Alternative software for the Institutional Repository – Some examples
Isak van der Walt (UP)
Is it time for an IR consortium of some kind? Exploring collaboration among institutions
Leti Kleyn (UP)
SESSION 2 (Afternoon session)
Discussions on DSpace, Open Source Software and the technical nitty-gritty of IRs with
Hilton Gibson (US), Shaun Donovan (Teqcle) & other role players from the Open Source community.
RSVP with Leti Kleyn firstname.lastname@example.org or 012 420 3876 before 20 August 2015.