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The call for proposals is now open for the Digital Commons International Conference! This is your chance to be part of an enriching and collaborative event. Elsevier welcomes proposals from the Digital Commons community that share insights, expertise, and innovative ideas.  

Theme:  Innovate, Showcase, and expand your reach: Strategies to elevate your institutional content

Submission deadline:  June 21st, 2024

We invite proposals on, but not limited to, the following topics:     

  • Strategies for showcasing institutional content in your repository 

  • The future of repository trends and technologies 

  • Preserving institutional knowledge in the digital age 

  • Promoting institutional content best practices and case studies 

  • Engaging your institutional communities across the globe 

  • Data management and analytics for institutional repositories 

  • Accessibility in institutional content and ensuring inclusivity 

  • Digital Humanities in institutional content 

  • Collaborative content creation: tools and techniques 

  • Content curation: strategies for organizing and presenting institutional collections  

  • Communities: research information exchange at a regional or national level  

  • Partnership and innovation (Industry and Academia)  

 The format of sessions at the conference includes:   

  • Presentation (20 – 30 mins, including Q&A) 

  • Lightning Talks (7 mins, plus group Q&A) 

Submit your proposal  

Your proposal should include the title of your presentation or lightning talk and a detailed summary (abstract) of the session you wish to present at the conference.  The information should provide sufficient information to help delegates choose which sessions to attend.  You can make modifications to your submission; however, please be advised that final submissions are due by June 21, 2024.

If your proposal is approved, you will receive an e-mail from the Conference Content Review Committee during the last week of July.   

Terms and conditions

  • The proposal must be submitted in English.   

  • The text of the proposals along with the names and affiliations, PowerPoint presentations and/or other supporting documents will be published on the conference website, and this will not raise any copyright issues.   

  • The Conference Content Review Committee reserves the right to ask presenters to modify presentation type to create a more cohesive conference program.   

  • As this is an in-person event, presenters/panelists are expected to travel to and be present in Berkeley, CA 

  • Presenters will be recorded. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides will be published online and made available to the Digital Commons global user community and in some instances publicly.    

  • The main presenter is responsible for submitting the proposal. They are the main contact with responsibility to communicate with other co-authors and ensure they are all registered to be included in the program.   

  • All presenters must arrange their own travel and accommodation. Find our recommended hotel linked hereopens in new tab/window