September 12th 2016,  at Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest


This 1-day seminar will approach two main topics:


  • Using collections at their fullest potential
  • Libraries' role in facilitating and generating new scientific content

The seminar will focus on how the scientific content is used and the advanced role of libraries in making the best of it. We will try to cover aspects about how library can improve the use of their content and how libraries can generate content from their side; the role of libraries in producing further content: Open Access University Presses, libraries' contribution to the development of Open Access.


The list of confirmed speakers is shown below.


Their short professional resumes are attached and reveal great achievements in their careers. More importantly, our speakers realize the importance of contributing to the development of the entire EU Region, thus reducing the information gap between West and East.



8:30 - 9:00 Registration  

9:00 - 9:10 Opening the Symposium. Introduction from organizers. [watch Video]

9:10 - 9:50 Carolyn Alderson, JISC Collections. Ode to data: Usage statistics, Publishing data and OA metadata.Why we need them. [watch Video]

9:50 - 10:10 Royal Society of Chemistry, Claudia Heidrich Insight and Outlook – A Review of the Royal Society of

Chemistry’s Open Access Programme. [watch Video]

10:10 - 10:50 Lars Bjørnshauge, Director of European Library Relations at SPARC Open Access journals, quality, visibility and how DOAJ promotes transparency in OA journal publishing! [watch Video]

10:50 - 11:10 1science, Erik-Jan van Kleef Open Access Is Ready For You. Are YOU Prepared?  [watch Video]

11:10 - 11:50 Zsuzsanna Nagy, director general, Corvinus University Library Open access and academic libraries -

the Hungarian landscape. [watch Video]

11:50 - 12:50 Lunch Break 

12:50 - 13:10 Oxford University Press, Julita Madzio, Oxford Open – Oxford University Press take on Open Access. [watch Video]

13:10 - 13:50 Jeannette Frey, vice president LIBER. LIBER's strategy supporting the roles of libraries in the open science environment. [watch Video]

13:50 - 14:10 ProQuest, Meinhard Kettler. ProQuest: Dissertations, your library’s treasure. [watch Video]

14:10 - 14:50 Melanie Imming, Project Manager at LIBER. Working together towards world class research. [watch Video]

14:50 - 15:10 Alexander Street, Krassimira Anguelova. Does video belong in the academy? Partnership between Publishers, Libraries and Faculty in Academic Multimedia Content Generation. [watch Video]

15:10 - 15:40 Coffee Break  

15:40 - 16:00 Taylor & Francis, Carolyn Kirby. Open Access: the impact on the researcher, the library, and the publisher. [watch Video]

16:00 - 16:40 Dr. Paul Ayris, UCL Library,  UCL Press Open Access University Presses – a future model for scholarly publishing? [watch Video]

16:40 - 17:00 Cambridge University Press, Madeleine Eve How does Cambridge University Press actively support Hungarian researchers? [watch Video]

17:00 - 17:40 Sofie Wennström, Analyst at Stockholm University Library Stockholm University Press – for researchers, by researchers – but what do the library publisher add? [watch Video]

17:40 - 18:00 IoP, Francesca Brazzorotto IOP Publishing and Open Access: Creating a Sustainable Business Model. [watch Video]

18:00 Closing



Brief info about speakers

Dr. Paul Ayris


Dr Ayris has been Director of UCL Library Services since 1997. He is also the UCL Copyright Officer. Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14; he is now Advisor to the LIBER Board on EU matters. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Community of Chief Information Officers. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is the Chair of JISC Collections’ Electronic Information Resources Working Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris also became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL. He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.


Title: Open Access University Presses – a future model for scholarly publishing?



Abstract: This paper will look at the scholarly publishing landscape and suggest that universities can use the Open Access movement to create their own institutional University Presses. The paper will look in detail at the foundation of UCL Press, the UK’s first fully open access University Press, and draw conclusions from its first year of publishing.


Carolyn Alderson

Carolyn has worked in the journals information industry since 1988 when she joined the innovative Faxon Company. From there, she worked for Swets UK, participating in the transition from print to online journals and learning the ropes as a negotiator for the NESLi2 initiative. In January 2010, she joined Content Complete Ltd, negotiating for consortia NESLi2, SHEDL, IReL and global pharmaceutical companies GSK, AstraZeneca and Sanofi-aventis, along with working on a number of Jisc projects. She joined Jisc Collections in January 2010 and was until January 2015 acting Head of Licensing, with responsibilities that included leading the licensing team to deliver value for money agreements for UK members and providing consultancy for a number of overseas consortia. Currently working three days a week, Carolyn manages a number of novel licensing and development initiatives such as NHS and SME Pilots, following the Finch recommendations, plus the global SCOAP3 initiative for the UK. Carolyn is a member of the SCOAP3 governing council, was a member of the UKSG's Main Committee, and was chair of the UKSG's Education Sub-Committee from April 2012 to April 2014. She has an MBA from Warwick University. In her spare time, she enjoys studying for a Masters degree in History, time with family and friends, theatre and reading novels.


Carolyn joined Jisc Collections in 2010 from Content Complete Ltd where she had been a Content Negotiator since 2004. She has been in the serials information industry since 1988, working previously for Swets and Faxon. From August 2011 to December 2014 Carolyn was Head of Licensing with responsibilities that included leading the licensing team to deliver value for money agreements for UK members including the negotiation of pricing and license terms for Jisc Collections and SHEDL, as well as consultancy for overseas consortia. She currently manages a number of special licensing and development initiatives such as the NHS and SME Pilots, following the Finch recommendations. Carolyn is a member of the SCOAP3 governing council, was a member of the UKSG's Main Committee, and was chair of the UKSG's Education Sub-Committee from April 2012 to April 2014.


Title: Ode to data: Usage statistics, Publishing data and OA metadata. Why we need them.


  • How assessing usage data (Access) and APC data (Publishing) of two major publishers has informed the UK academic community about the value of their content
  • Developing OA publisher best practice regarding metadata that supports libraries in managing increased OA (green and gold) publishing (a Jisc activity that is now developing as a global initiative in conjunction with UKSG)



Lars Bjørnshauge


Lars Bjørnshauge has a master degree in political science at Roskilde University, Denmark.


Current positions:

SPARC Europe Director of European Library Relations and Managing Director, DOAJ (Directory of Open AccessJournals


Past positions (selection):

Deputy Director, Acting Director, Technical Information Center of Denmark Technical University of Denmark (1992-2000)

Director of Libraries at Lund University, Sweden (2001-2011)

Former President of the Danish Research Library Association 1992-1994

Former 1st Vice-President of the Swedish Library Association 2005-2011.

Founder of the Directory of Open Access Journals, co-founder of OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories, and co-founder of the Directory of Open Access Books.


Danish, based in Copenhagen.


Title: Open Access journals, quality, visibility and how DOAJ promotes transparency in OA journal publishing!


Abstract: The presentation will focus on the various aspect that are of importance to the quality and transparency of open access journals. The various stakeholders in scholarly communication - researchers, research managers, university management and research funders - need easy tools to judge the processes and performance of open access journals, not to forget libraries and librarians, in their role of providing advice and managing open access publishing funds.


The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ - have during the last 30 months implemented much more detailed inclusion criteria for journals to be or stay listed in DOAJ. In May DOAJ removed 3.000 of the then 11.500 journals, due lack of re-application for staying listed on the part of these journals.


DOAJ is constantly - with the help of the community - reviewing the journals listed. In addition to that DOAJ is involved in activities to promote best practice in (open access) publishing and raising awareness of unethical business behaviour of questionable journals.


The presentation will give an overview of these activities, all contributing to increasing the attractivity of open access journals.


Jeannette Frey


Born April 13, 1962 in Kirchberg, BE, Switzerland. First studied Ancient History, Archeology and Egyptology at University of Fribourg, Switzerland, then worked in the field of academic publishing at Redaction LIMC (Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae) in Basel. 1992, change to the Swiss national museum in Zurich as Head of Photographic Collection. First experiences in digitization of photographic collections in the years 1992-1998. 1998, change for heading the Federal Archive for Historic Monuments in Bern, where other projects for digitization of photographic collection take place. After 2002, works in private sector as Head of Information & Communication, studying in parallel Computer Science and Mathematics at University of Fribourg. 2004, changes to be the Head of Periodicals and Electronic Resources at BCU Lausanne. Director of BCU Lausanne since 2008. Main projects 2015: extension of the main building of the university library, implementation of new ILS for the network of libraries of canton de Vaud (100 libraries). Vice-President of LIBER, and member of the Board of EUROPEANA since 2014.


Title: LIBER's strategy supporting the roles of libraries in the open science environment


Abstract: LIBER is currently formulating its strategy for the years 2017-2022. The presentation will give insights in LIBER's vision for 2022 and the goals of the LIBER strategy. It will further describe the current strategy process, results of interviews of researchers and stakeholders, and how LIBER libraries have already and still can participate in the process. It will then focus on the changing roles of research libraries, activities that will probably be less important or disappear in the years to come, new activity fields in which research libraries should go into, and last but not least, the fields in which research libraries currently are strong and should remain strong in the future.


Melanie Imming


As EU projects manager at LIBER Melanie is responsible for LIBER’s overall management of EU projects. Before joining LIBER in 2014, Melanie worked as a Senior Project Manager at the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) where she has led several innovative projects focused on the development of the digital library; she has also led the Sub Project Take Up team in the FP7 SCAPE Project. Melanie is experienced in dissemination, communications and translating more technical themes to the greater public. She has a background in audio-visual media, which was sparked by her experience at the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision, one of the largest memory institutions of the Netherlands. Melanie has a MA in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.


Title: Working together towards world class research


Abstract: As part of our work to connect and represent research libraries in Europe, LIBER initiates and participates in strategic and innovative European projects. At the moment, LIBER is involved in nine EU projects, all to do with our three strategic directions: to enable open science, to lead in changings scholarship, and to shape innovative research.


Sofie Wennström


Sofie Wennström is working as an Analyst at the Department of Quality at the Stockholm University Library. She has over ten years of experience from working at one of the large academic publishers, and brings that know-how into the library to further develop Stockholm University Press into a high quality publishing service for peer-reviewed Open Access books and journals. She is also involved in teaching library and information services and scholarly communication strategies to students at basic and advanced level. Sofie is also a postgraduate student in education at Stockholm University, working on a master’s thesis about motivation and learning in higher education.


Title: Stockholm University Press – for researchers, by researchers – but what do the library publisher add?


Abstract: The rationality of the research process is about communication. The communicative practice, which is intrinsic in the research process, is facilitated via the publication process. This should also be the governing principle of a university press or library publishing program (Wennström, 2015). What is it then that we, as a library, can add to the scientific practices? What kind of services are relevant to provide?


The current scholarly communications landscape is changing on a global level towards a more open dissemination of research results and data, where sharing and reuse of scientific information is seen as a key feature for future development. The assignment of a university library is supply its users with research, by organizing and providing information resources. To provide research information through Open Access seems like a given considering democratic values and that most research in Sweden is government funded. The open approach to publishing and sharing has also proven to increase dissemination and thereby citations to scientific records and bridging economical inequalities.


In order to support this, Stockholm University decided to start a fully open university press for the dissemination of peer-reviewed books and journals in 2013. The library was assigned to the task, with a demand for focus on openness, quality assessment and affordable publishing fees. The publishing platform created is designed take care of the practical part of publishing and make space for the researchers to concentrate on their expertise as writers and reviewers. The task of the publisher is thus to support, enhance and drive development to support the social nature of the science-making process and the strategic drivers for the university as a whole (Wennström, 2016). This presentation will show how Stockholm University Press is built on this foundation, and will also explain what we add to the process on different levels by collaboration and developing best practices to support the meaning-making of science.


Zsuzsanna Nagy



Zsuzsanna Nagy studied economics but after graduation soon started work in the Library of the then Karl Marx University of Economics, now Corvinus University of Budapest as a subject librarian. She has been involved in subject indexing and thesaurus building then moved on to managing web-based information services and customized research support services. During the 2000s she was a registered expert of European ICT programmes and assisted in the evaluation of different ICT projects. In October 2011 Zsuzsanna was appointed director of Corvinus University Library. As a library director now she strongly supports open access and open science. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the National Library and is President of the Association of Hungarian Academic Librarians.



Title: Open access and academic libraries - the Hungarian landscape




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