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Tag for RepoCamp is "repocamp" <-shocking

Follow RepoCamp on Twitter, here: http://twemes.com/repocamp


RepoCamp is a one-day free and open event where folks who are interested in managing and creating digital repository software and their contents can gather and share ideas, innovations, trials and tribulations...and have a drink or two afterwards. One of the key goals of the event is to explore interoperability between repository software and other services.


NEW: Prizes will be given for best prototypes!

    • CRIG Challenge - All expenses paid trip to the JISC Academic Developer Conference in January! - see Event.
    • ORE Challenge - $2000 prize for best prototype that uses and promotes OAI-ORE, see announcement and results.





Friday, July 25th, 2008


Coffee, donuts, and bagels will be served at 8am-ish; we'll look to begin around 9am. Keep checking back here for updates. Also plan on staying afterwards for when the real ideas begin over a couple of beers (best hacks get free beer)!




Montpelier Room

Madison Building

101 Independence Avenue SE

Library of Congress

Washington, DC 20540

map with Metro lines



For an introduction to "What is RepoCamp" see here CRIG RepoCamp @ Library of Congress.


DRAFT schedule for the day:

  • 8.00am - group of us sitting on the steps of LoC (people with laptops out), building doesn't open until 8.30
  • 8.30am - Bagels, Donuts and Coffee
  • 9am - People start to wake up
  • 9am'ish - Welcome and intros
  • 9.30 - Prizes up for grabs: Announcement of what prizes we will be offering for best prototypes and how the judging process will occur.
    • due as a screencast, August 8th
  • 10.00 - Elevator Pitches ("Lift Pitches" in the Anglican): which should consist of a five minute chat (you will be timed) about a topic of your choosing (preferably no PPT), just you (and a friend or two if you like), a flipchart, and a lot of fast drawing (think Pictionary). You'll have as long as you like for Q&A with the group after your five minute pitch.
    • 10.00 - Pitch no.1: SWORD (Jim Downing, Savas)
    • 10.15 - Pitch no.2: OAI-ORE (Ben O'Steen, Stephan)
    • 10.30 - Pitch no.3: Low-Level Storage API (Richard Rodgers, Ben O'Steen and Dave Tarrant)
    • 10.45 - Pitch no.4: Putting Repositories in Their Place (Matt Zumwalt)
    • 11.00 - Pitch no.5: BagIt (holey bags) at LoC (Leslie Johnston, Ed Summers, Brian Vargas) - http://www.cdlib.org/inside/diglib/bagit/bagitspec.html
    • 11.15 - Pitch no. 6: Authoring/Versioning/Collaboration - Nathan
  • 11.30 - Open Space Technology Time: will consist of flipcharts around the room where people can come together to pitch their own prototype ideas to one another for the competition (or just because they have a good idea that should be heard).
    • Lunch will be served around 12.30 (during the Open Space Tech time)
  • 13.00 - Review of morning session conversations (free t-shirts for anyone who give a review)
    • node 1: SWORD + ORE
    • node 2: REST-ORE
    • node 3: Hardware: XAM (SNIA)
    • node 4: BagIt
    • node 5: Repository Architecture Drawing (non-stack)

*14.00 - Prototyping Sessions: It is expected that at this time, teams who are competing in the competition can get together to decide upon how to win the prizes, how they are going to do it, and who is going to do the various coding.

  • 17.30'ish - Movement of event to bar for "community building"
    • Going to the Hawk and Dove Pub|. Go East on Independence Avenue until it turns into Pennsylvania Avenue, go past 2nd and 3rd Street. Pub will be on the right side. 5 minutes walk away.
  • 23.00 - End of all sensible thinking for the day
  • 23.59 - Solved all the world's problems... ;-)


Regarding competition and prizes: The prizes are meant to provide some fun motivation for the day and are not intended to be proprietarily competitive. The focus should be upon sharing and the judges will take into account the teams that work together collaborativley.


It is expected that the prototypes for the competition will be due a fortnight after the BarCamp (August 8th?). A screencast should be submitted for the competition entry (pref Jing) which will be decided upon by a panel of judges.


Who? (go ahead and add yourself (the password/invite key is c4mp))


If you'd like to add some kind of link to a picture/profile so we can identify one another later on?


  1. Aaron Birkland, NSDL, Fedora Commons
  2. Bill Branan, Fedora Commons
  3. Peter Cliff, UKOLN
  4. Daniel Davis, Fedora Commons
  5. Tim DiLauro, Johns Hopkins University
  6. Stephan Drescher, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  7. Nat Eiseman, American Geophysical Union
  8. Gabriel Farrell, Drexel University
  9. David Flanders, JISC CRIG twitter: http://twitter.com/dfflanders
  10. Mike Giarlo Library of Congress
  11. Wayne Graham College of William and Mary
  12. Ethan Gruber, The University of Virginia Library
  13. Sean Hannan, Johns Hopkins University
  14. Mark Hedges, King's College London and WoCRIG
  15. Susie Henderson Florida Distance Learning Consortium
  16. Alvin Hutchinson, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
  17. Greg Jansen, UNC Chapel Hill University Library
  18. Mark Johnson, United States Naval Academy, Department of Computer Science
  19. Leslie Johnston, Library of Congress
  20. David Kennedy, University of Maryland
  21. Michele Kimpton, DSpace Foundation
  22. Daniel Krech, Library of Congress
  23. Carl Lagoze
  24. Michael R. Levy, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  25. Justin Littman, Library of Congress
  26. Mark Matienzo, New York Public Library
  27. Brad McLean, DSpace Foundation
  28. Elliot Metsger, Johns Hopkins University
  29. Chad Mills, Rutgers University Libraries
  30. Carol Minton Morris, Fedora Commons, National Science Digital Library
  31. Erik Mitchell, Wake Forest University
  32. Andrew Nagy, Villanova University
  33. Ben O'Steen Oxford University
  34. Savas Parastatidis, Microsoft
  35. Sandy Payette, Fedora Commons
  36. Bess Sadler University of Virginia Library
  37. Jim Safley, Center for History and New Media
  38. Nathan Sarr
  39. Doron Shalvi, National Library of Medicine
  40. Seth Shaw, Duke University Archives
  41. Eddie Shin, Fedora Commons
  42. Ed Summers Library of Congress
  43. Dave Tarrant, ECS, University of Southampton, UK
  44. Brian Vargas, Library of Congress
  45. Matt Zumwalt, MediaShelf


The event has been sponsored by JISC Common Repository Interfaces Working Group  and the Library of Congress


Topics - add your ideas: invite/password is c4mp



Interesting Tools to discuss, look-up or be aware of.


(E.g. tools, services and software that might be useful that some may not be aware of)





First of all, please edit this wiki page with your ideas, and add your name if you are interested in attending. invite/password is c4mp We also have a discussion list where we'll cover logistics, which you'll want to get on. If you'd like to keep up with changes to this page, but don't want to see all the changes that are going on at BarCamp, subscribe to the rss for the RepoCamp Yahoo Pipe




Participants will need to make their own hotel arrangements. Capitol Hill Suites is definitely the closest hotel to the Library of Congress. (Just across the street from the Madison Bldg). If money is no object, you might want to stay in the Dupont Circle area, where there are many nice places to eat and drink. They are close to the Dupont Circle metro stop on the Red Line. Also, for people who are looking to save some money by staying in a hostel here is a list. The William Penn House looks decent and is very close to the Library of Congress. Some other recommended hostels are the International Guest House and International Hostel.






View Library of Congress Campus Map


Metro Subway


Closest Metro Stop: Capitol South (orange/blue line)





Visit MapQuest for turn-by-turn directions


Thomas Jefferson Building

1st Street SE, between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Streets


James Madison Building

101 Independence Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20540


John Adams Building

2nd Street SE, between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Streets


Parking Options


  • VERY, VERY Limited two-hour zone and metered parking on streets
  • Public parking lots


By Train






From Area Airports


Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) – 4.4 miles, closest to the Library


  • Shuttle service or taxi
  • Subway (Metro) – blue line


Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 31.2 miles



Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – 32.4 miles