Project meetings

Fourth Project Meeting, 9th to 10th May 2012, Maison Française, Oxford.

Wednesday 9 May 2012, 2.30pm to 7.00pm

Public Programme:

2.30pm           Antonio Lamarra (CNR, Rome)

2.50pm           Deirdre Smith (The Wittgenstein Archives, Bergen)
Agora Philosophical Collections

3.30pm           Annamaria Carusi (OeRC, Oxford)
Agora Experiments and Evaluation Strategy

4.00pm           Tea/Coffee break

4.20pm           Paolo D’Iorio / Nathalie Ferrand (CNRS, Paris)
Scholarly Interlinking Experiments

4.50pm           Cristina Marras (CNR, Rome)
Open Peer Review Experiment

5.20pm           Alessio Piccioli (Net7, Pisa)
Linked Open Data Experiment

5.50pm           Fedja Koob (Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt)
Open Access Business Model Experiment

Convener: Paolo D’Iorio (ITEM/CNRS)

Wednesday 10th May, Internal Programme including an assessment of progress made by the project, and any required revisions to the description of work.

Third Technical Meeting and Project Meeting, 1st to 2nd December 2011, Innsbruck

Agora project members met in order to discuss progress made on the project during its first year.

Included in the Agenda were:

  • Progress made on the preparation of content;
  • Finetuning of the editorial guidelines, mark-up and stylesheets;
  • Editorial roles on the two new journals;
  • Progress made so far towards the five Agora Experiments;
  • Practical sessions on the Open Journal System for the two new journals, the ‘Agorisation’ of metadata, and the new Muruca platforms.


Fittingly,  the meeting was held in the Research Institute of the Brenner Archives, at the University of Innsbruck, where project members were also treated to a guided tour of the Archives, by Agora project member, Joseph Wang. Planning the archives of the digital age, surrounded by an archive of a more material form.

meeting  table

Our meeting table with sleeping laptops, as we turned our attention to the material archive Joseph was showing us (below).

joseph in the archive

Second Technical Meeting and Project Meeting, 4th to 8th July 2011, Lecce

Members of the AGORA project consortium met in Lecce from 4th to 8th July, for a technical meeting and a project meeting. On the agenda were a discussion of the Open Journal System, a review of the Talia content instances, and roundtables on the experiments. We also had overviews of the experiment evaluation strategy and of the content preparation guidelines.

First Technical Meeting, 31st March to 1st April, Pisa

Agora content providers met in Pisa on March 31 to April 1 to discuss metadata coordination. Discussion focussed on the “Open Journal System” (workflow, metadata, markup) and on the requirements for data conversion between the partners.

AGORA Kick-off meeting, 14th to 15th February, Vienna

The AGORA Kick-off meeting took place in Vienna on February 14th and 15th, 2011.

kick-off meeting gallery