Wider Gauteng IR-Forum Meeting, 11 September 2015

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)

8:00-8:30

Registration

8:30–8:45

Word of welcome

8:45-9:15

Research Data Management in South Africa: Where are we?

Martie van Deventer (CSIR)

9:15-9:45

The New SA  Copyright Amendment Bill  2015 – Does it address our needs?

Denise Nicholson (WITS)

9:45-10:15

Open Journal Software (OJS) – The ASSAf initiative

Ina Smith (ASSAf)

10:15-10:30

TEA BREAK

10:30- 11:00

ORCID – An easy way to populate the empty repository?

Matthew Buys (ORCiD)

11:00-11:30

Why DSpace? Is it still the best Open Source Software for the Institutional Repository?

Hilton Gibson (US)

11:30-12:00

Alternative software for the Institutional Repository – Some examples

Isak van der Walt (UP)

12:00-12:30

Is it time for an IR consortium of some kind? Exploring collaboration among institutions

Leti Kleyn (UP)

12:30-13:30

LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 2 (Afternoon session)

13:30-15:00

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.

All welcome.

RSVP with Leti Kleyn leti.kleyn@up.ac.za or 012 420 3876 before 20 August 2015.