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Digital Initiatives Symposium

Digital Initiatives Symposium
University of San Diego
April 9, 2014

*Register Here by March 25, 2014

About The Program| Schedule|Session Abstracts|Meals| Travel Information| Contact Information


About the Program (Symposium Flyer PDF)

The first annual Digital Initiatives Symposium, a day-long event focused on digital elements of library ecosystems and featuring a bepress Digital Commons user group meeting, will be hosted by Copley Library at the University of San Diego on April 9, 2014.

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.
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
Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University

The day will conclude 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.


View schedule [PDF Document]

Session Abstracts

View detailed descriptions of each session [PDF Document].

Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Please contact Kelly Riddle ( or 619-260-6850) with dietary restrictions.

Getting to USD
Trams run between USD and the Old Town Transit Center from 6:45 to 10:15 A.M. and from 3 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. each day. The morning of the symposium, a Copley Library representative will be at the tram stop to assist with directions. For more information and maps, please visit the USD Tram Services Page.

Directions to USD
View a map and directions at

If you are driving to USD's campus, enter the West Campus Entrance and stop at the kiosk for a permit. Please tell the attendant that you are attending the Digital Initiatives Symposium. You will be directed from there.

For more information, please consult the Parking Services webpage on guest parking, available at A map of campus is available here:

Nearby Hotels
Best Western Hacienda Hotel Old Town
4041 Harney Street
San Diego, California, 92110-2866
Phone: 619-298-4707
Fax: 619-298-4771
Toll Free Reservations: 800-888-1991

Courtyard Marriott San Diego Old Town
2435 Jefferson Street
San Diego, California 92110
Phone: 619-260-8500

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town
3900 Old Town Avenue
San Diego, California 92100

Contact Information
Comments, questions, and requests for more information should be directed to Kelly Riddle, Digital Initiatives Librarian, at or 619-260-6850.