An event organised by:
Scientific Knowledge Services in cooperation with Central Technological Library at the University of Ljubljana (CTK) and University of Maribor are the official partners of this event.
The Challenge of Open Science
Science describes the current transition in how research is undertaken, how the outputs are stored and disseminated, how researchers collaborate, how success is measured and how researchers are rewarded for Open approaches. Open Science has the potential to transform the research landscape. What is the role of academic libraries in supporting this transition? Is there indeed a role for libraries at all? What are the current views and agendas in various European countries? How do we differentiate regionally and nationally?
The aim of the Focus on Open Science Events
Started in 2015, we aim through these workshops to address the challenges posed by Open Science, using the 8 pillars of Open Science identified by the European Commission in its Open Science Policy Platform.
The mission statement for the workshops is: "Promote the concept of, values and best practices in the Open Science to European communities, with particular reference to libraries."
Why are these Workshops important?
We believe that such Workshops offer a practitioner experience, grounded in the principles of Open Science, and opportunities for networking at the local level. The Workshop format offers both on-the-spot interactions and follow-up opportunities.
Our team is happy to announce a Steering Committee that will help us select the annual topics, the invited speakers and advise on best practices for delivering successful events.
The members of Open Science Workshops Steering Committee are:
- Dr. Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice- Provost (UCL Library Services), Chief Executive, UCL Press, co-Chair of the LERU INFO Community (League of European Research Universities), Adviser to the LIBER Board.
- Frank Manista, European Open Science Manager, Jisc, UK.
- Jeannette Frey, Director of BCU Lausanne and Vice-President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries).
- Colleen Campbell, Open Access 2020 Initiative, Max Planck Digital Library.
- Dr. Ignasi Labastida i Juan, Head of the Research and Innovation Unit of the CRAI at the University of Barcelona
- Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Director of Scientific Knowledge Services
- Miro Pušnik Msc., Director of the Central Technological Library at the University of Ljubljana
The language of the Round Table will be English.
We look forward to seeing you in September, in what promise to be a stimulating event!
WHEN: September 11th 2018
WHERE: to be announced soon
This one-day Round Table will address the following critical topics:
1. The drivers of change: FAIR Data and Open Access
2. Citizen Science
3. Open Science and the Management of A Cultural Change
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About the Speakers
Dr. Paul Ayris, University College London, UK
Dr Ayris is Pro-Vice- Provost (UCL Library Services). He joined UCL in 1997.
Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14; he is now Advisor to the LIBER Board. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) INFO Community. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern-Unige Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is also the Chair of JISC Collections’ Content Strategy Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris 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.
Colleen Campbell, Max Planck Digital Library, Germany
Colleen Campbell leads outreach and advocacy for the Open Access 2020 Initiative, a global effort of national research councils, university rectors’ conferences, libraries and consortia across five continents, working to transform the current subscription publishing system to new open access publishing models that ensure articles are open and re-usable and that the costs associated with their dissemination are transparent and economically sustainable. Our vision is to finally and rapidly achieve the benefits of open access promised 20 years ago: the advancement of science powered by the full potential of our digital environment and barrier-free access to knowledge. Previously European Director for Strategic Partnerships for JSTOR and the digital preservation service, Portico, she has over 20 years’ experience across all areas of the academic information sector. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and serves as an elected member of the UKSG Main Committee and the Summit Group of the Open Scholarship Initiative. Formerly an actress, she holds a BA in Drama and an MA in Italian Studies. Mother, traveller, runner, punk-rock singer and tap dancer, she lives near Florence, Italy.