Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference
The Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference (SMIRC) is an opportunity for Institutional Repository (IR) managers to come together and learn about new ideas and strategies that their colleagues are using at their institution to meet the needs of their faculty, staff, and students. It is also a chance for institutions that do not currently have an IR to discover the benefits that an IR can offer in terms of promoting the scholarship and research of their university.
SMIRC consists of speakers, panel discussions, and workshops that will address topics ranging from the basics of IRs to new ideas for longtime IR managers. The presentations will also include speakers who use a variety of different IR platforms, thus allowing attendees to compare the different options that are available to them.
SMIRC 2020 will take place on April 23-24, 2020. Registration is free and will include a light breakfast and lunch on April 24. Registration will open in January 2020.
UPDATE: Due to travel restrictions and concerns about COVID-19, SMIRC 2020 will take place fully online this year. More information will be available soon.