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
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
István Monok, DSc Director General Library and Information Centre
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Szabó István, Vice President, National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)
Paul Ayris, UCL
Julien Roche, LIBER
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, National Library Finland
Mónika Rusvai, Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Cecile Swiatek, Université Paris Nanterre - ReiSO /MESRI
László Kollár, Secretary-General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Ed Gerstner, Springer Nature
Gabriella Böhm, Akadémiai Kiadó
Lorna M. Stimson, Wiley
Tamir Borensztajn, EBSCO
Connie Munsters, Wolters Kluwer
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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
Lorna M. Stimson, Publishing Director for Germany, 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
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
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 - Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Connie Munsters, Associate Director of Sales Benelux, Eastern and Northern Europe, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
13:45 - 14:10
Rusvai, Research Assistant at Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Interactions of Open Access and the Humanities – Evidence from
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Mónika Rusvai, Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of
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
(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
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, National Library of
Director, Library Network Services, National Library of Finland
Adviser of LIBER (2018–2020), President 2014–2018, vice-president
Member of DORA (The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment)
advisory committee 2018–2021
Member of the Open Science Policy Platform, European Commission
Member of the Digital Heritage Expert Group, European Commission
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
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen has extensive national and international networks related to Open Science; open discovery and digital
Open Science Development in Finland: An Illustration of Open Science
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
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
Educational resources diversity and openness, a key to educational success in the open science
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.
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 ofCivil 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.
Presentation: Open Access - Opportunities and
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
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.
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.
Lorna M. Stimson, Wiley
Dr. Lorna M. Stimson has more than a decade of experience of assessing
the quality of scientific content, conducting peer-review for the Advanced journal family. In March 2019, Lorna became the Publishing Director for Germany with responsibility for partnering with
the German research community, across all research disciplines, and to support the transition to open research in Germany. More recently, Lorna’s role has diversified to support transformational
agreements in all regions of the world.
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.
Presentation: 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.