[greenstone-users] Greenstone conference

From Neal, Rick
DateThu, 19 Apr 2007 10:07:14 -0400
Subject [greenstone-users] Greenstone conference
In-Reply-To (4627361E-30702-sdb-org)
Good morning,

I was wondering if others feel that there should be some initiative in
moving toward having a yearly Greenstone conference in the mainland US.


It's a fairly large geographic region with myriad schools and businesses
to partner together. I have attended several conferences now on open
source software and they have all been well attended. ( Fedora, dSpace
) and it just makes sense to me that such a conference should take
place. A model might be the SIGUCCS conference (It is sometimes in
Canada as well as the US). It's not particularly on open source but it
moves yearly from one school to another for hosting purposes. People
volunteer to present and hold sessions. There are also pre-conference
training sessions.

What say you, Greenstone Wizards?

Rick

btw

SIGUCCS info: http://www.siguccs.org/Conference/Fall2006/

Rick Neal
Library Systems Manager
University of Richmond