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Monday, February 3, 2014

Digital Initiatives Symposium, hosted by OMA April 9 at the Copley Library, UCSD

Digital Initiatives Symposium, hosted by OMA

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM ,  at the Copley Library at UCSD, San Diego, CA
OMA is hosting their first symposium “Digital Initiatives” at the Copley Library at the University of San Diego is excited to announce the first annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, a day-long event focused on digital elements of library ecosystems.  The inaugural year will focus on digital initiatives and institutional repositories. With the growing popularity of institutional repositories, libraries are looking for new and increasingly diverse ways to integrate them more fully into library and university systems: as platforms for library publishing, as components of research data management plans, and as part of long-term preservation solutions.

With these new uses come possibilities and questions: How do libraries integrate repositories into workflows? How can new and emerging disciplines and cross-disciplines like digital humanities take advantage of repository services? How can repositories be used for instruction and pedagogy?

The day will feature two panel discussions and a number of concurrent sessions to explore these and other questions about institutional repositories. We welcome participants from all sizes and types of institutions and at all stages of IR development, from those running robust programs to those just exploring the idea of repositories.
The symposium will feature two keynote addresses: Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of the University of Kansas Libraries and Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University.

The day will end with a bepress Digital Commons user group session. This session will be led by bepress and is intended for people already working with Digital Commons and those interested in learning more.
Event Registration $35.00 athttps:/

Info: Danielle Susalla Deery, Director of Marketing/Curator | Oceanside Museum of Art and President or the San Diego Museum Council.  (858) 414-0792 or visit               and

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