An event organised by:
Scientific Knowledge Services, Electronic Information Service National Programme / Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and in collaboration with UCL Press and LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)..
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 Workshops
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).
- 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
Additionally, our local partners will be able to delegate a member to join our Steering Committee with reference to the respective event that will take place in their country.
The language of the Workshop will be English.
We look forward to seeing you in November, in what promise to be a stimulating event!
WHEN: 8th November 2022 at 13:00 CEST
WHERE: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Felolvasóterem, Széchenyi István tér 9., 1051 Budapest
This one-day workshop will address the following critical topics:
1. The transition to Open Access
2. Citizen science and its (possible) impact for scholarly communication
(In order to download presentations, please click the titles colored green.)
09:30 - 09:35
|Welcome Notes by István Monok, DSc Director General Library and Information Centre Hungarian Academy of Sciences|
09:35 - 09:40
|Introduction by Tiberius Ignat, Director at Scientific Knowledge Services|
09:40 - 09:45
|Szabó István, Vice President, National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)|
09:45 - 10:10
|Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost in University College London: UCL Press: A Model for the Future of Open Access Scholarly Publishing - Recorded Presentation|
10:10 - 10:30
Sponsor Presentation - Wiley
Graham Woodward, Associate Customer Success Director, Wiley: Advancing to an Open Future
10:30 - 10:55
Julien Roche, LIBER President, Director of Libraries and Learning Center at University of Lille: The French National Plan for Open Science Season 2, Towards the Generalization of Open Science in France
10:55 - 11:15
Sponsor Presentation - Springer
Ed Gerstner, Director of Research Environment Alliances at Springer Nature: Accelerating Open Science with Tools Not Rules
11:15 - 11:40
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, Director at the Library Network Services, National Library of Finland: Open Science Development in Finland: An Illustration of Open Science in Practice
11:40 - 12:05
12:05 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:25
Cécile Swiatek, Director of the library of the University of Paris Nanterre - ReiSO /MESRI: Educational Resources Diversity and Openness, a Key to Educational Success in the Open Science Ecosystem
13:25 - 13:45
Sponsor Presentation - Wolters Kluwer
Connie Munsters, Associate Director of Sales Benelux, Eastern and Northern Europe, Wolters Kluwer: Supporting Researchers in an Open Science World
13:45 - 14:10
Mónika Rusvai, Research Assistant at Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Interactions of Open Access and the Humanities – Evidence from Hungary
14:10 - 14:30
Sponsor Presentation - Akadémiai Kiadó
Gabriella Böhm, Head of Journal Publishing at Akadémiai Kiadó: Not Only Giants Can Do Great Things
|14:30 - 14:55||László Kollár, Secretary-General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Open Access - Opportunities and Threats|
14:55 - 15:15
Presentation - EBSCO
Tamir Borensztajn, Vice President of SaaS & Open Strategy, EBSCO Information Services: A Focus on Open: Decentralizing Knowledge with Open Source and Open Data
15:15 - 15:40
15:40 - 15:45
|Closing Notes by Tiberius Ignat, Director at Scientific Knowledge Services|
About the Speakers
István Monok, DSc Director General Library and Information Centre Hungarian Academy of Sciences
István Monok is the Director General of the Library and Information Centre Hungarian Academy of Sciences and President of the Book History Working Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is co-president of the International Association of Hungarian Studies.
Previously he was appointed Director General of the National Széchényi Library in Budapest and served in this capacity between 1999 and 2009. During his directorship he promoted the international contacts and co-operations of the Library and the digitization of its holdings in the Hungarian Electronic Library. He was also involved in the creation of EUROPEANA as board member of The European Library and he is member of the advisory board of several major European libraries including the Vatican Library.
Beside being a lecturer at Szeged University, EszterházyKároly University he taught as guest professor in Paris at the École pratiques des hautesétudes and the École nationale des chartres (Sorbonne), as well as at the universities of Bologna, Jyväskylä, Cluj-Napoca and Erlangen.
Currently he is also the head of Comenius Institute Department of Cultural Heritage Studies at Tokaj University, leading the Speculum research group of the University and also the leader of the “From treasury to library: studies on the library and patronage of Palatin Pál Eszterházy” research group funded by the National Scientific Research Fund Programme.
István Szabó, Vice President, National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)
István Szabó PhD is the vice president for science and international affairs at the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. An economist and researcher by profession, as VP at NRDIO Dr Szabó primarily focuses on the improvement of the national innovation ecosystem and is dedicated to making Hungary’s world-class RDI-output visible and accessible on an international level. Dr Szabó is an active researcher with special emphasis on research infrastructures and also a lecturer in the field of RDI at a number of higher education institutes like the Budapest Business School and the University of Pannonia. As the devoted ambassador of Open Science he has a plan of ever widening the network of OS-supporters throughout Hungary. Dr Szabó likes to spend as much of his free time with his family as possible. As an impassioned cyclist, he rides his bicycle to and from work almost every day.
Paul Ayris, University College London, UK
Dr Ayris is Pro-Vice-Provost (LCCOS – Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science) in UCL (University College London). He joined UCL in 1997.
Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14. He was Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) INFO Community for 10 years, ending in 2020. He also chaired OAI12 – The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the UUK High-Level Strategy Group on E-Resource purchasing for the Jisc community. He has served two terms of office as a member of the President’s and Provost’s Senior Management Team in UCL. In 2015, Dr Ayris launched UCL Press as the UK’s first fully Open Access University Press and in 2020 both the UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarship and the UCL Research Institute for Collections.
Dr Ayris has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies. In 2019, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
UCL Press: a model for the future of Open Access scholarly publishing
This presentation looks at how UCL manages the move to Open Science in UCL via the newly-formed UCL Office for Open Science. UCL Press is the UK’s first fully Open Access University Press and has 3 publishing platforms: research monographs, journals and Open Access textbooks. The paper will place scholarly publishing in the context of UCL’s portfolio of activities in the Open Science landscape. Looking particularly at UCL Press, the paper will examine the success of its research monograph programme, analyze the new model for open journals which the Press has established, and describe how the covid-19 pandemic accelerated the Press’s move to produce Open Access textbooks.
Julien Roche, LIBER
Julien Roche served as Director of the libraries of the University of Lille – Sciences and Technologies from 2005 to 2018. Following a merger of Lille’s three universities he became, in March 2018, director of libraries at the newly enlarged University of Lille.
From 2010 to 2016, Julien served on LIBER’s Executive Board. He was also Chair of the LIBER Steering Committee on Reshaping the Research Library and led the Leadership Working Group, which is responsible for two leadership programs: the Emerging Leaders programme and the LIBER Journées programme. In July 2018, he was elected as LIBER Vice-President. In July 2022, he was approved as LIBER President.
Julien Roche also has several national responsibilities including co-chair of the “European and international” college of the French Open Science Committee since July 2018 and member of the scientific board of the French National Bibliographic Agency for Higher Education – ABES.
He authored more than 30 scientific publications in medieval history as well as in library and information science and has been an invited speaker in many conferences.
The French National Plan for Open Science Season 2, towards the Generalization of Open Science in France
France has set a first advanced and dynamic policy for Open Science through the introduction of a national Plan in 2018. 3 years after, the initial Plan has been completed to deliver a comprehensive strategy and achieve the ambition of 100% open access publications by 2030. In order to generalise the practice of Open Science, the scope has been extended to include new actions, like opening up and promoting sourcecode produced by research and further promotion of data sharing and openness through the creation of the “Recherche.Data Gouv” initiative, a national federated research data platform. Substantial progress has been made in the three years since the Open Science policy was introduced. The Plan now involves initiating a process of sustainable transformation in order to ensure that open science becomes a common and shared practice among the research communities, supported by the whole ecosystem of higher education, research and innovation in France. The paper will present the lessons learnt from the first national Plan and the ambition of the second one.
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, National Library of Finland
Director, Library Network Services, National Library of Finland 2000–
Adviser of LIBER (2018–2020), President 2014–2018, vice-president 2010–2014
Member of DORA (The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) advisory committee 2018–2021
Member of the Open Science Policy Platform, European Commission 2016–2018, 2018–2020
Member of the Digital Heritage Expert Group, European Commission 2017-2021
Member of the Finnish Open Science strategy group 2017–2020
Member of the Finnish Publication Forum steering group 2020-2023
Member of the steering committee of the Research information hub - a new window into Finnish research 2017–2020
Member of the steering committee of the Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative 2014–2017 Member of the National Digital Library steering committee 2010–2017
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen is the director of Library Network Services at the National Library of Finland (NLF). She is a director who leads the development of national infrastructure services for HE institutions, public libraries, archives, museums, and other public sector institutions.
The Library Network Services provides national infrastructure services for libraries, archives, museums and for the public sector as a whole. The services can be divided into two main categories:1) services that improve access to information and 2) metadata and bibliographic services as well as interoperability services.
She is the former President and adviser of LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries. Fostering Open Science is a priority of LIBER, which represents 400+ research libraries across 40 countries in Europe. LIBER has been actively fostering Open Science especially in the fields of Open Access, Research Data Management, FAIR Data, Digital Humanities, as well as leadership and skills development. Advocacy related to the copyright reform, raising awareness, building strategic partnerships and being active in EU projects related to Open Science are also among the duties of LIBER.
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen has been a member of the Open Science Policy Platform of the European Commission. She is the only person representing libraries in the expert group. The OSPP consists of 25 high-level representatives of European Open Science stakeholders. The OSPP has published a final report in 2020.
She has been a member of steering committees of the Open Science and Research Initiative as well as the National Digital Library in Finland. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture coordinated the Open Science and Research Initiative (ATT) for the term 2014–2017. The objective was for Finland to become one of the leading countries in Open Science and Research.
The National Digital Library of Finland developed the availability and usability of digital cultural heritage; preservation of digital cultural heritage; digitisation of cultural heritage and collaboration between libraries, archives, and museums. The National Library of Finland is responsible for the development of the National Discovery Service Finna (finna.fi). Based on external evaluation, Finna has been the most successful of the NDL services.
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen has extensive national and international networks related to Open Science; open discovery and digital cultural heritage.
Open Science Development in Finland: An Illustration of Open Science in Practice
Open Science is being implemented in many countries in Europe. Research is global and also the development of policies, infrastructures, sharing of best practices etc. must happen in international collaboration. Each nation also has the responsibility to foster and implement Open Science.
Finland aims to be a leading country in Open Science. The development of the basic building blocks was started already in 2010 in a national initiative. In 2018 the responsibility of national coordination of Open Science was given to the Federation of Learned Societies in accordance with the recommendations of the Open Science Policy Platform. The National Library of Finland (NLF) has an active role in implementing several Open Science services.
The presentation will discuss European and national level policies and give some practical examples of implementing OS principles.
Cécile Swiatek, Université Paris Nanterre - ReiSO /MESRI
Cécile Swiatek is Director of the library of the University of Paris Nanterre, France. She is interested in accessible knowledge, information skills, pedagogy and digital innovation in higher education. Member of the Executive Board of the European league of research libraries (libereurope.eu) and SPARCEurope, former Secretary General of the French academic libraries association ADBU (adbu.fr, 2016-2021), she takes a curious and critical look at Open Education issues through her work at SPARCEurope, OERGlobal Francophone and with the UNESCO. From 2020 to 2022, she participated in the French EDUCAUSE delegation. Since 2021, she has been mandated as a permanent national expert on Open Educational Resources (OER) in the French International Open Science Network (ReiSo) for the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI).
Educational Resources Diversity and Openness, a Key to Educational Success in the Open Science Ecosystem
Educational resources are part of the academic production and offer a wide possibility for enhancing knowledge openness. They are considered by UNESCO as a component of the open science ecosystem, and enter the field of the European Education Area that is aiming at “removing barriers to learning and improving access to quality education for all”.
Setting up a policy and determining a strategy for digitising and opening up educational resources can be used as a driver for leading your institution and network towards augmented pedagogy and resource sharing. How can institutions and their libraries build momentum in the field of open educational resources? What are the key points and basic skills needed for entering the way towards a successful project? What are the benefits (and pitfalls) to be expected ? This presentation offers an insight and provides some guidelines on how to make first steps in OERs in order to build an open educational resources strategy, and develop sustainable partnerships with stakeholders already active with open educational resources.
Mónika Rusvai, Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Mónika Rusvai is a research assistant at the Department of Science Policy and Scientometrics in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is engaged in the scientometric analysis of social sciences and humanities (SSH), with special focus on the difficulties of mapping the structure of this field and on the possibilities of creating an SSH-specific metrics. Her published articles discuss the hardships of research evaluation within the SSH. Her background links her to the humanities: she owns a BA and an MA degree in English literature, and she is currently working on a doctoral thesis on contemporary English speculative fiction.
Interactions of Open Access and the Humanities – Evidence from Hungary
Open Access (OA) is a rapidly evolving publication model that fuels the democratization of global science by offering a broader platform for research communication. Within the European Union, multiple initiatives have formulated the intention to open up scholarly communication for a wider audience. However, the success of these initiatives comes down to researchers’ underlying perceptions, motivations and behaviours regarding OA publishing. The present study follows in these lines and addresses OA attitudes within the humanities in Hungary. The perceptions of this publication model has been scarcely analysed among humanities scholars on an international level, and never before in Hungary. Our research covers two perspectives regarding OA attitudes: we conducted interviews with publishers that offer significant OA publishing possibilities for scholars in the humanities and recorded focus group discussions with researchers. Transcripts were processed and coded, then subjected to discourse network analysis. The project strives for a multidimensional outcome that includes both the scholarly community’s evidence-based, aggregated landscape of attitudes and a detailed picture of the field’s internal structure. A systematic analysis of interactions of OA and the humanities is yet unparalleled in Hungary, therefore our findings will hopefully influence future policy-making.
László Kollár, Secretary-General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
László Péter Kollár civil engineer, academician, Secretary General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and professor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Structural Engineering.
He received his diploma from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Civil Engineering in 1982, and joined the faculty of his alma mater where he was Vice President from 2015 to 2017. He has also served as Visiting Professor at Stanford University.
He became a corresponding member at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) in 2001 and was elected a full member of the HAS in 2007, and is member of the Academia Europaea since 2012.
He has performed leading roles at several bodies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and of other international scientific bodies and journals. He served as President of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) for five years until 2014.
In 2008 he won the Ipolyi Arnold Award for his contribution to scientific research management and was awarded the Széchenyi Prize in 2015 for his scientific career.
His main areas of research are composites, earthquake engineering and structures.
Open Access - Opportunities and Threats
Graham Woodward, Wiley
I am your dedicated Customer Success Manager (CSM) who works alongside your Account Manager, to ensure you and your end users have the resources and support needed to gain the most value from your Wiley partnership. My job is to provide you personalized support and custom resources for the Wiley products your institution uses. I will work for you to discover innovative ways Wiley can support your researchers and your institution’s leaders I have over 20 years Marketing and Customer Success experience, working in diverse and global subject and product based teams
Advancing to an Open future
Research published open access is presented without barriers, enabling a wider dissemination of information among academics and the public alike at a time when public health, environmental challenges, food and energy security, and a host of pressing, global issues require evidence-based solutions. Over recent years the transition to open access has been accelerated through the provision of transformational agreements that offer authors a straightforward, funder-compliant mechanism for open access publication. In this presentation, we look at how these agreements and a wider open access strategy are shaping the future of research communication at Wiley.
Ed Gerstner, Springer Nature
Ed Gerstner is the Director of Research Environment Alliances at Springer Nature. He has over 20 years of scholarly publishing experience, including 11 years as a journal editor, with stints at Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, and Nature Communications. From 2012 to 2018, he helped found and build Nature's first mainland China office in Shanghai.
From 2019 to 2022, he was the Director of Journal Policy & Strategy and was responsible for the development and implementation of policy and strategy across the entire Springer Nature journal portfolio. In his current role, he is responsible for building alliances with research institutions and community organizations that are working to improve the way research is done through initiatives that contribute to better research ethics, rigour and integrity, more effective and fairer research assessment, greater academic diversity, equity and inclusion, support for those working in interdisciplinary research, international collaborations, and those seeking solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Accelerating Open Science with Tools not Rules
The movement to make research more open is decades old. Although we are finally seeing real progress, with more and more researchers opening up their papers, peer reviews, data, protocols, code and other research outputs, to those of us who have been campaigning for greater openness in research the pace of progress has been frustratingly slow. In this talk, I’ll look at some of the key milestones on the long road to open science. And I’ll describe how tools rather than rules are helping researchers improve the transparency, reproducibility and integrity of their research.
Connie Munsters, Wolters Kluwer
Connie Munsters is the Associate Director of Sales, covering the Benelux, Eastern and Northern European region at Wolters Kluwer | Ovid. She has been working for 25 years in publishing, in various roles, working with academic, medical, and clinical institutions in multiple regions, providing Ovid's research and clinical solutions designed to support research, help fuel new discoveries, increase productivity, and improve patient outcomes.
Supporting Researchers in an Open Science World
At Wolters Kluwer we are exploring the concepts and values of Open Science through the specific lens of Open Medicine, or the sub-category of Open Science that pertains to biomedical and clinical research. The three main pillars of Open Medicine that we are pursuing are: Open access to scholarly publications (open access, OA) , Open data sharing (open data) and Open sharing of procedures, methodologies, algorithms, and software (open source/open code).
Gabriella Böhm, Akadémiai Kiadó
Dr Böhm, in 2020, traded a research career for the position of the Head of Journal Publishing at Akadémiai Kiadó. All the experience she gained as an author, peer reviewer and Editorial Board member support her mission to harmonise the 200-year-old tradition of Akadémiai Kiadó with the present-day call for Open Science.
Dr Böhm has a PhD in mathematical physics and a DSc degree in pure mathematics.
Not Only Giants Can Do Great Things
The commitment of a publisher to Open Science should not depend on the size of their portfolio. Still, since the same tools may not be available to them, smaller publishers may need more creativity to achieve the same level of openness. In the talk, the various Open Access models, the authors’ preferred choices, and the observable results of Open Access publications in Akadémiai Kiadó’s journals will be overviewed.
Tamir Borensztajn, EBSCO
Tamir Borensztajn has served as EBSCO’s Vice President of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Strategy since 2014. In this role, Tamir helps inform and present EBSCO’s software strategy while working with libraries worldwide to understand their systems and software needs. Prior to joining EBSCO, Tamir served as Executive Director, Public Sector Innovation EMEA at Infor. He is a graduate of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds a master’s degree in Library Science from Simmons University in Boston.
A focus on Open: Decentralizing Knowledge with Open Source and Open Data
Open source and open data provide for unique opportunities to decentralize knowledge. Anyone can access and use open-source software and share knowledge to create better workflows and deliver much-needed innovation for libraries. With open data, libraries can more readily share information and disseminate knowledge. This presentation will discuss EBSCO’s approach to open-source software and its support for the FOLIO open-source library services platform. The presenter will further discuss how open linked data enables better collaboration, the sharing of knowledge, and the delivery of information to any user anywhere.