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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Apologies for cross posting. View this text online:
<a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.openrepositories.org%2F2019%2F02%2F25%2Feoi-2021%2F&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Ce041bf9b307247e9fc9208d69cc4b6b0%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=ZvomETQjpPPwRoUfuolU0Eq1bgVSb31pgKWR5PcRPKE%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalSrc="https://www.openrepositories.org/2019/02/25/eoi-2021/" shash="P8c0gz3uh2R7F7CFt8tVhk/94rI662VvlIrIAGu400Irp0qXtiDCCQrlB/CBhuwsGAtvK/vmLgvamr0CcQAHDzfqyQcP+UA6NrPWXsyx8Jh5FO71yb14xZCK+/GKQoiMkHhRuLGqcR5odaGt+kf7qvuGQOsZAAIkAjoAUyDdY0M=">https://www.openrepositories.org/2019/02/25/eoi-2021/</a></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) from candidate host organizations for the 2021 Open Repositories Annual Conference series. Proposals from the Americas
 will be given first consideration.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<h2><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Important dates</span><o:p></o:p></h2>
<p><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The Open Repositories Steering Committee is accepting Expressions of Interest (EoI) to host the OR2021 conference until April 30th, 2019. Shortlisted sites will be notified by the end of May 2019
 and invited to submit a full proposal.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<h2><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Background</span><o:p></o:p></h2>
<p><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Candidate institutions must have the ability to host at least a four-day conference with up to 450 attendees (see the
</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.duraspace.org%2Fdisplay%2For11%2FOpen%2BRepositories%2BConference%2BHandbook%23OpenRepositoriesConferenceHandbook-OpenRepositories%3APast%2CPresent%2CandFuture&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Ce041bf9b307247e9fc9208d69cc4b6b0%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=eIxI1VeHuwN7bTHvsqOmGeYeXpRfEIeiHtvfMcpRI3w%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalSrc="https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/or11/Open+Repositories+Conference+Handbook#OpenRepositoriesConferenceHandbook-OpenRepositories:Past,Present,andFuture" shash="jY25siRgvjGE+qU74BelkVeU4jOrlfUl/Nhuc+oMbW0SGL2A/qRWMo5ZwEMfDZzRzJicCYrdPR6UevOQZc9TvTHOuUuVEp9C6f+pNAUREJi/64GKx5FU9EBphq83WFsJCTgW2JEGdCGM3TQ0+foFnSzxabTDqxVxare/bNSazY4="><span lang="EN-US">list of past conferences</span></a>
</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">which includes the number of attendees where available). This includes appropriate access to conference facilities, lodging, and transportation, as well as the ability to manage a range of supporting
 services (food services, internet services, and conference social events; conference website; management of registration and online payments; etc.). The candidate institutions and their local arrangements committee must have the means to support the costs
 of producing the conference through attendee registration and independent fundraising. In addition, candidate institutions should consider the
</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.openrepositories.org%2F2018%2F02%2F27%2Fopen-repositories-statement-on-inclusion-and-openness%2F&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Ce041bf9b307247e9fc9208d69cc4b6b0%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=joR8TYP13ZDcrUuaXp%2BXG%2Fn8Bcp8LA%2F2cuuVJk1W2DY%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalSrc="https://www.openrepositories.org/2018/02/27/open-repositories-statement-on-inclusion-and-openness/" shash="tADtheK/zvvYey0iKbUKGQhy04QVSeogkc6L87BrzXN9pMxcfNjTveve4XScg+OivEvIZe+aoU89beQ9Dmu1NqV5EOMMNPQXk1VHpnH3Kh/tIzkMy4ALo1Zjnl2D4a+IZU+Bn7pW7iUAv5mRCZWpbmZoJj40L08Mo/OTi2FKdE4="><span lang="EN-US">OR Statement on Inclusion and Openness</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">
 as well as our </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.duraspace.org%2Fdisplay%2For11%2FOpen%2BRepositories%2BCode%2Bof%2BConduct&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Ce041bf9b307247e9fc9208d69cc4b6b0%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=LV%2FwWqlIgbj0cPSirgFKDb%2FPovT6dVTTB4Gt9iDMDaE%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalSrc="https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/or11/Open+Repositories+Code+of+Conduct" shash="Ka6khbSirD3In4m8DH3NJRAGt1xKGLaRnhbO86dVw6Qvqi4AQEqWG8DHHA83F3lm0g8Mcx02WG8ZiE7pAESw5ozOp024bkvi8IUryABpETOERPUXr3+9uKnAsASlcPIgyY/OmCLxR0KqXfDarqCGksk2deVby9WdA7W1tWRA1w8="><span lang="EN-US">Code of Conduct</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">
 to determine whether there are conditions in the local environment that might conflict with these positions or prevent travel for large portions of the attendees.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Fuller guidance is provided in the
</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.duraspace.org%2Fdisplay%2For11%2FOpen%2BRepositories%2BConference%2BHandbook&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Ce041bf9b307247e9fc9208d69cc4b6b0%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=vUmYEKDqDzVZgY10GUCfUho0wlCslwBtiywpFlKghRs%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalSrc="https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/or11/Open+Repositories+Conference+Handbook" shash="aT86shkQSVaNP2bUZa0+9QGC5lM8LiMpIAzrI9AUphWE/qtxcajmz6TnlbK1osYsnDdibZ4bQq+s789mLBxopVHauDvl6MJx2sdMPlFtCsqVvx7Yv+cmhT66rhL+GyMCxod8oKvs23l5xZeJEE/5ZKBj+ye9sVn5amSHTl8BQU0="><span lang="EN-US">Open Repositories Conference Handbook</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">
 on the </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.duraspace.org%2Fdisplay%2For11%2FOR%2BSteering%2BCommittee%2BHome&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Ce041bf9b307247e9fc9208d69cc4b6b0%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=qAXTX%2BliMeQubGewed%2B%2B8gzq5y97blppOCCjy%2B9XtHw%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalSrc="https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/or11/OR+Steering+Committee+Home" shash="H6eK4vrE8PonhhVl3IrZjqv+DgHhtS2vUUe7deIyenmCocYvf0R2C5/7xjCrQKh6Ms4bRHdgAtCWblkcOLgzOeuoB6nXC4MRItjDwqIX+aLlOQTEWNIhTDVj857zFGxet+PhtA5T1YkglhwOUXwaA7F2XD8zbuYuTMd5OnsKrL8="><span lang="EN-US">Open Repositories wiki</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<h2><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Expressions of Interest Guidelines</span><o:p></o:p></h2>
<p><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Organisations interested in proposing to host the OR2021 conference should follow the steps listed below:</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3">
<span lang="EN-US">Expressions of Interest (EoIs) must be received by April 30th, 2019. Please direct these EoIs and any enquiries to OR Steering Committee Chair Elin Stangeland – elin.stangeland at ub.uio.no.</span><o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3">
<span lang="EN-US">As noted above, the Open Repositories wiki has a set of pages at
</span><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.duraspace.org%2Fdisplay%2For11%2FOpen%2BRepositories%2BConference%2BHandbook&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Ce041bf9b307247e9fc9208d69cc4b6b0%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=vUmYEKDqDzVZgY10GUCfUho0wlCslwBtiywpFlKghRs%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalSrc="https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/or11/Open+Repositories+Conference+Handbook" shash="aT86shkQSVaNP2bUZa0+9QGC5lM8LiMpIAzrI9AUphWE/qtxcajmz6TnlbK1osYsnDdibZ4bQq+s789mLBxopVHauDvl6MJx2sdMPlFtCsqVvx7Yv+cmhT66rhL+GyMCxod8oKvs23l5xZeJEE/5ZKBj+ye9sVn5amSHTl8BQU0="><span lang="EN-US">Open Repositories Conference Handbook</span></a><span lang="EN-US"> which offers guidelines for organising an Open Repositories conference. Candidate
 institutions should pay particular attention to the pages listed at “Preparing a bid” before submitting an EoI.</span><o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3">
<span lang="EN-US">The EoI should be fairly brief (1-2 pages, or email length), and must include:
</span><o:p></o:p></li><ol start="1" type="1">
<li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l1 level2 lfo3">
<span lang="EN-US">the name of the institution (or institutions in the case of a joint bid)</span><o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l1 level2 lfo3">
<span lang="EN-US">an email address for the first point of contact</span><o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l1 level2 lfo3">
<span lang="EN-US">the proposed location for the conference venue with a brief paragraph describing the local amenities that would be available to delegates, including its proximity to a reasonably well-served airport</span><o:p></o:p></li></ol>
<li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3">
<span lang="EN-US">The OR Steering Committee will review proposals and may seek advice from additional reviewers. Following the review, one or more institutions will be invited to submit a detailed proposal.</span><o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3">
<span lang="EN-US">Invitations to submit a detailed proposal will be issued by the end of May 2019; institutions whose interest will not be taken up will also be notified at that time. The invitations sent out will provide a timeline for submitting a formal
 proposal and details of additional information available to the shortlisted sites for help in the preparation of their bid. The OR Steering Committee will be happy to answer specific queries whilst proposals are being prepared.</span><o:p></o:p></li></ol>
<h2><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">About Open Repositories</span><o:p></o:p></h2>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Since 2006 Open Repositories has hosted an annual conference that brings together users and developers of open digital repository platforms. For further information about Open Repositories and links to past conference
 sites, please visit the OR home page:&nbsp;</span><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.openrepositories.org&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Ce041bf9b307247e9fc9208d69cc4b6b0%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=GklbU3DROW9xPBvnp8dwfIKb%2BXgD%2FhJz2ZAV%2BEcH33s%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalSrc="https://www.openrepositories.org" shash="ZR5l6DIvUNd2lvZEjzDICzRv2f8iN31Tc9jHfYAfxmv5R77sMiJtRFjMbwOU5RJyivQ1XbS0z2xAJh+YJg3c4D8udjYHksqj6JMWwAejkJs08vdhtIr/XTVz5v97qABBQHN5JJPZTaBqOluuRSsjxoYymFwOdttcwDEpvh9TjVM="><span lang="EN-US">https://www.openrepositories.org</span></a><span lang="EN-US">.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Subscribe to announcements about Open Repositories conferences by joining the OR Google Group:
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<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Please feel free to reflect this&nbsp;call&nbsp;for Expressions of Interest out through your communities.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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