CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI4)
CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI4)
20-22 October 2005 CERN
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26th October 2005: Please help us with our planning for OAI5 by filling out the feedback form [link removed].

23rd October 2005: OAI4 came to a close yesterday. We hope everyone enjoyed the workshop and the organisers wish all the participants a safe journey home.

21st October 2005: a mysterious and major power cut brought the morning session to a premature end just 15 minutes before it was due to finish anyway. Power has been restored since coffee time and the afternoon session is scheduled to begin at the normal time (2pm) but starting with the last part of the final morning presentation from Andrea Powell. We apologise for any inconvenience.

21st October 2005: a successful first day ended yesterday with a wonderful buffet reception last night (here's some unedited photos).
The web cast video files will be cut into individual presentations after the workshop. For the moment, all the presentations between each break are grouped into one video and linked from the top of the agenda and from the first talk in each session.

19th October 2005: OAI4 is about to start! Watch the webcasts of the presentations from CERN's main auditorium starting around 13:30 on Thursday 20th October. Video files will become available by the side of each talk in the agenda approximately 5 minutes after that talk has ended.

30th September 2005: Breakout groups announced! Read more details and sign up.

23rd September 2005: New Saturday social events are announced: a tour of Geneva old town and traditional Swiss evening meal. Sign up by using the email link for each event.

31st August 2005: Decisions concerning all submissions have now been communicated. We hope to announce details of the breakout groups at the end of September. The agenda has been finalised.

11th July 2005: We have started to contact authors concerning programme decisions. Please be patient - this might take a few days.

6th July 2005: Decisions concerning abstract submissions are more or less finalised. Authors should hear news in the next few days.

6th July 2005: The web pages containing arrival notes, information for participants having arrived at CERN and instructions for registering laptops are now updated. Follow the links from the left-hand menu.

8th June 2005: We are extremely saddened to hear of the untimely death of Dr T.B. Rajashekar. His attendance at previous OAI Workshops is remembered with affection. He was very enthusiastic about Open Access and energetic in his commitment. We are all very sorry that we will not now see him at our forthcoming Workshop in October. It is thanks to the championship of Open Access by colleagues such as Dr Rajashekar that institutions and consortia across the globe are openly endorsing the Open Access movement.

1st June 2005: The abstract submission option has now been closed. The programme committee are deliberating and hope to announce additions to the agenda at the end of the month.

4th May 2005: Registration and call for contributions are now open.

Keep up to date with who's coming by checking out the list of registrants.

20th April 2005: You are warmly invited to attend the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI4) organised by LIBER, CERN, SPARC and SPARC Europe, OSI, and the OAi . This fourth workshop in the series, which began life as the Open Archives Initiative Workshop in 2001, is a forum for technical issues associated with scholarly communication.

Registration for attending the workshop will open from 2nd May (follow the link in the side menu bar). The cost of attending is 200CHF which should be paid on arrival at CERN. This includes a welcome buffet dinner and coffee breaks during the workshop. Attendees should pay their own travel, accommodation and other living expenses. No bursaries are available from the organisers. Those requiring a visa to enter Switzerland should make their own arrangements with their local Swiss embassy; letters confirming workshop registration for accepted participants are available on request but CERN cannot issue invitations.

As for OAI3 last year, a selection of optional tutorials are offered during the first morning with limited places. Registration for these is also required (using the registration form) but there is no extra fee.

For the first time, a call for contributions is being made and a poster session will be held during the workshop. Due to the growing community it is impossible for the organising committee to be aware of all the great work around the world. So, a number of slots have been made available during the workshop for submitted contributions. If you would like to come and share your work or ideas with everyone, please submit an abstract summarising your project for consideration as a presentation, as a breakout discussion group, or simply as a poster. Decisions about the final agenda should be made by the end of June.

OAI4 will be held at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland from the 20th to the 22nd October 2005.



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