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Colleagues, Microsoft Research will be hosting a workshop at the Open Repositories '09 meeting in Atlanta, GA on from 1-6pm on Thursday, May 21st (https://or09.library.gatech.edu/workshops.php). A preliminary description below, with a more detailed agenda to be made available shortly.

Registration is open now (email us at scho...@microsoft.com<mailto:scho...@microsoft.com >); we are able to accommodate up to 50 attendees. We hope you will join us!

"Tools for Repositories - Microsoft Research & the Scholarly Information Ecosystem"

Microsoft External Research strongly supports the process of research and its role in the innovation ecosystem, including developing and supporting efforts in open access, open tools, open technology, and interoperability. We partner with universities, national libraries, publishers, and governmental organizations to help develop tools and services to evolve the scholarly information lifecycle. These projects demonstrate our ongoing work towards producing next- generation documents that increase productivity and empower authors to increase the discoverability and appropriate re-use of their work. This workshop will provide a deep dive into several freely available and open source tools from Microsoft External Research, and will demonstrate how these can help supplement and enhance current repository offerings.

Come learn more about how the Microsoft Research tools can help extend the reach and utility of your repository efforts. Each session during the half-day workshop will include a hands-on component so that attendees can gain a deeper technical understanding of the available tool-set, which includes the following resources:

  * Article Authoring Add-in for Word 2007
     o Structured document authoring (based on
       the NLM-DTD)
     o Ontology integration and markup
     o Repository search integration
     o ORE Resource Map authoring
     o Article repository submission workflow
       (via REST and SWORD interfaces)
  * Microsoft eJournal Service - a hosted
    peer-review workflow system
  * Zentity - Our v1.0 research-output
    repository platform
  * Research Information Centre - a
    collaboration space for researchers
  * Windows Live Machine Translation Service
  * Document Conversion Service

More information on each of these tools can be found at: 

To register, please email us at scho...@microsoft.com<mailto:scho...@microsoft.com >

We look forward to having you join us!

Lee Dirks
Director, Education & Scholarly Communication
Microsoft Corporation - External Research
ldi...@microsoft.com <mailto:ldi...@microsoft.com>
(425) 703-6866

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