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International Conference on Developing Digital Institutional Repositories: Experiences and Challenges

There is a growing interest among academic and research libraries in the establishment of digital repositories that allow global access to scholarly outputs and learning contents created by their institutions. A number of digital institutional repositories in the U.S., Europe, and Asia will be highlighted at this conference. They are chosen to accentuate different IR implementation models adopted by diverse institutions to motivate the archiving, management, and disclosure of scholarly outputs and intellectual assets across a wide range of disciplines found within academic and research institutions. Co-organized by the California Institute of Technology Libraries and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library, overall the program is designed to help conference attendees to envision and implement a plan at their own institution which builds on the experiences of others and tries to minimize complexity and cost of a digital IR implementation.

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Kimberly Douglas, University Librarian, California Institute of Technology Libraries

Presenters/Discussion Leaders

California Institute of Technology / CODA, an Eprints Open Digital Archive
Eric Van de Velde, Director of Library Information Technology, California Institute of Technology Libraries
Cambridge University / DSpace@Cambridge
Peter Morgan, Project Director, Cambridge University Libraries
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology / Digital Institutional Repository
Diana Chan, Head of Reference, HKUST Library
K.T. Lam, Head of Library Systems, HKUST Library
Massachusetts Institute of Technology / DSpace Institutional Repository
MacKenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology, MIT Libraries
University of California / eScholarship Repository
Catherine Candee, Director, Publishing and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Scholarly Communication, California Digital Library
University of Virginia / Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture
Thornton Staples, Director of Digital Library Research and Development, University of Virginia Libraries


9 – 10 December 2004


Lee Wing Tat Lecture Theater (Lecture Theater D), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Venue Map


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  • Registration fee is US$100 (HK$780) on or before October 1, 2004 and US$125 (HK$975) after October 1, which includes a welcoming reception and 2 lunches. Since seats are limited, registration will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. No on-site registration.
  • You may register by filling out the conference registration form(Closed) and providing credit card information or by sending a completed registration form (with a check payable to “HKUST”).
  • Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.


Two hotels in Hong Kong will offer special room rates to conference participants. They are conveniently located in Tsimshatsui, the heart of Kowloon, and have public transportation easily to other parts of H.K. (see Tsimshatsui map) Buses will be provided to international attendees between conference hotels and the HKUST campus.

Please make reservation directly with the hotels by faxing a completed hotel room reservation form to your chosen hotel before October 1, 2004.

“The Salisbury” YMCA HK$660 (about US$85) — standard room
HK$880 (about US$113) — harbor view room
The Salisbury room reservation form
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel HK$850 (about US$109)– superior room
HK$1,150 (about US$147) — harbor view room
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel room reservation form
(Rates include taxes and service charge and all rooms are for single or double occupancy.)

Further Information

Contact Ms. Alice Ho of the HKUST Library (e-mail:, fax: 852-2358-1043, phone: 852-2358-6707).

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last modified 06 December 2016