Focus on Open Science

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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.


Steering Committee

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).

- Frank Manista, European Open Science Manager, Jisc, UK.

- Jeannette Frey, Director of BCU Lausanne and 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 promises to be a stimulating event!

WHEN: September 11th 2018  

WHERE: Centralna Tehniška knjižnica univerze v Ljubljani


 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


Confirmed speakers

  • 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)
  • Colleen Campbell, Open Access 2020 Initiative, Max Planck Digital Library
  • Dunja Legat, University of Maribor
  • Federica Rosetta, Director Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier
  • Massimiliano Carloni, Solution Consultant, Clarivate Analytics


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08.00 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.15 Opening Note. Miro Pušnik, Director CTK
09.15 - 09.50

Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost UCL Library Services, Open Science and academic libraries: managing the change

09.50 - 10.25 Colleen Campbell, Open Access 2020 Initiative, The Foundations of an effective Open Access strategy
10.25 - 10.45

Massimilliano Carloni, Solutions Consultant, Clarivate Analytics, Slovenia and Open Access adoption: findings from Clarivate solutions

10.45 - 11.15 Dunja Legat, University of Maribor, University of Maribor Press - challenge to complete the university scientific communication cycle
11.15 - 11.35

Federica Rosetta, Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier, Open Science, FAIR data and effective data management

11.35 - 12.15

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12.15 - 14.30

Panel - Chair: Miro Pušnik. Panelists: Dr. Paul Ayris, Colleen Campbell, Dunja Legat, dr. Ana Slavec, dr. Luka Šušterišč (To be confirmed), Federica Rosetta, Massimiliano Carloni

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 and Advisor to the LIBER Board until 2018. 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.



Open Science and academic libraries: managing the change


This presentation looks at the 8 pillars of Open Science as defined by the European Commission. LERU (League of European Research Universities) has issued a Roadmap, which makes 41 Recommendations for European universities on how they might embrace Open Science principles, policies and practices. This paper will look at the 8 pillars of Open Science and some of the Recommendations LERU makes for libraries to support the Open Science movement, concentrating on Open Access publishing, Research Data Management and the responsible use of metrics in research evaluation. Fundamental to the introduction of Open Science is the cultural change necessary to enable universities to embrace such significant change. Open Science has the power to change the way scholarship and discovery are performed and practised in Europe; libraries have a key role to play in effecting this change.

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. 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.



The foundations of an effective Open Access strategy


Open Access is a necessary component of Open Science, and while we work to build an Open Science environment, the foundations of Open Access have not yet been consolidated. All stakeholders involved in research and the dissemination of results must recognize their role in laying those foundations, and libraries, in particular, are equipped and empowered with the tools to shape and engineer a solid open access strategy.

Federica Rosetta, Elsevier


As Director of Global Strategic Networks at Elsevier, Federica Rosetta is involved in the development of strategic initiatives and external collaborations with the academic community and science policymakers in the Nordic countries and the EU. In this capacity, she publicly engages in debates around open science, from data innovation to citizen science, open access and alternative metrics. Her experience in scientific publishing, earned in 14 years at Elsevier, spans from marketing communications to publishing and business development. Her passion for publishing traces back to her master’s degree in Literature, Press and Publishing History from Università degli Studi di Milano.


Open Science, FAIR data and effective data management

The ambition to open up data and making them FAIR, requires effective Research Data Management. Libraries are equipping themselves to support researchers’ data needs, but are often confronted with the lack of proper infrastructures, technical knowledge gaps and vary degrees of resistance in academic communities. It’s clear that for Open Data to thrive, a cultural change and specific skillsets are required. This presentation will focus on the results of the Open Data: The Researcher Perspective report, and look at the role and needs of librarians in research data management.

Massimiliano Carloni, Clarivate Analytics


Massimiliano Carloni (47) graduated in Electronic Engineering at Tor Vergata, E-MBA at MiB in 2008. He has been operating for over 18 years in Sales & Marketing in

different sectors and markets. Massimiliano is married and a father of two daughters.

Since March 2013, he has been working in Clarivate Analytics (at that time Thomson Reuters) as Solution Consultant being in charge of pre- and post- sales customer support for

European customers. Previously he was in charge of the Italian Top Accounts of Elsevier.

He has developed a deep knowledge of the academic publishing market, paying particular attention to digital platforms.

Previously, he served for five years in the defence industry, at a multinational company (Northrop Grumman), dealing with strategic marketing, business development and institutional relations..


Slovenia and Open Access adoption: findings from Clarivate solutions


Clarivate paved the way for making Open Access much more discoverable, integrating Unpaywall and disseminating it for the first time in the researcher workflow and in several solutions. After almost one year since this project inception, Clarivate will be here presenting data and critical analysis concerning Slovenian adoption. Is Open Access production really bumping and above all is really supporting the research landscape in making a bigger impact ?



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