7th Conference of Slovenian Consortia for International Scientific Literature

Focus on Open Science
Citizen Science, Research Data, Access to Knowledge and Beyond 


Ljubljana, November 24th 2017





The list of confirmed speakers is shown below:

Dr. Paul Ayris, PhD; University College London, UK

Dr. Tiberius Ignat, Scientific Knowledge Services, Germany

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.

Dr Tiberius Ignat runs Scientific Knowledge Services, a company which specialises in supporting libraries in central and eastern Europe to embrace new technologies and ways of working. He is a long-time individual member of LIBER and has a personal interest in Open Science, particularly Citizen Science. He has a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Bucharest.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Wyler, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Born 1949, Diploma in Physics 1974, PhD 1977.
Various research activities in theoretical particle physics and astroparticle physics.
Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Zurich, 1987-2015.
Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences. Vice President for Science and Medicine at the University of Zürich 2008-2015.
Activities in science outreach and contacts to society.
Present position: Strategic advisor to the President of the University of Zürich.

Activities in citizen science and open science:

  • Two years of involvement in citizen science. Main activities in formulating guidelines and principles for sustainable and high quality projects and the incorporation of citizen science at universities with an eye on the general setting of science in society and academia.

  • Author and initiator of LERU paper on citizen science and universities (2016).
    Initiator and organiser of a Citizen Science Center in Zürich (ETH and University of Zürich).

  • Author of a book chapter for ECSA (European Citizen Science Association) on citizen science at universities (2017).

  • Several articles and talks on citizen science at meetings, including the ECSA annual meeting in Barcelona (2015) and at a meeting of the advisory group SWAFS (2016).

  • Organizing conferences and meetings on citizen science:
    - November 2015 Zürich, Standards and recommendations for citizen science
    - October 2016: Kick-off meeting for Zürich Citizen Science Center

  • Involvement in the Swiss Network for Citizen Science.

  • Contacts to citizen science organizations in Europe and worldwide.

  • Member of EUA expert group on open science.

  • Co-organizer of open science activities of Swiss Academy of Natural Science

  • Member of Swiss working group on Open Access strategy.

  • Participation in conferences on Open Science.

Colleen Campbell, Max Planck Digital Library, Germany

Collen Cambell recently joined the Max Planck Digital Library to lead Partner Development in the global Open Access 2020 Initiative. Previously, Director for Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships in Europe for JSTOR and Portico, she has over 20 years’ experience working in various roles within the scholarly communications sector. She is presently serving a 3-year term as an elected member of the UKSG Main Committee and recently co-edited an issue of Against the Grain on the Future of the Monograph. Combining her passions for books and people, she began work in Library acquisitions while pursuing a Theatre degree from Indiana University. She later completed an MA in Italian Studies from Middlebury College and settled near Florence, Italy.

Dr. Ignasi Labastida i Juan, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Ignasi Labastida is the Head of the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge at the University of Barcelona where he is also leading the Research Unit at the CRAI (Learning and Research Resource Center). From this Office he is leading different projects towards openness related to open educational resources, open access and open data within his own institution and partnering with external institutions. He has been a member of the OCW Consortium Board of Directors on behalf of Creative Commons and a member of the Administrative Council of Communia, an International Association on the Public Domain built on the eponymous Thematic Network. Currently, he is engaged in the LEARN project funded by the European Commission aimed at the implementation of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the CIO Community of the LERU.

Carolyn Alderson, Jisc Collections, UK

Carolyn is deputy director at Jisc Collections, the negotiation and licensing service of Jisc in the UK. Carolyn has participated in the scholarly communications information industry since 1988, working for subscription agents Faxon, Swets and SwetsBlackwell before moving to undertake consortia licensing activity for the UK academic community at Content Complete Ltd in 2004 and then Jisc Collections in 2010. She has experienced the changes in the information industry from print subscriptions and CD-ROMs to the more recent developments and requirements of Open Access for journals and ebooks. Her responsibilities include ensuring Jisc Collections provides a continuing fit for purpose, licensing and negotiation service for its consortium of library customers, offering value, cost saving and efficiency.

Wilhelm Widmark, Stockholm University Library, LIBER Board (Association of European Research Libraries)

Wilhelm Widmark has a master in library and information science and a master in literature from Uppsala University in Sweden. He has worked at Stockholm University since year 2000 and has been the Library Director since 2011. He has been a member of LIBER Executive Board since 2012 and has the Chair of the Advocacy and Communications Steering Committee. In Sweden he is engaged in the movement towards Open Science and is the vice chair of Bibsam consortia. He is also a member of different steering groups within SUHF, The Swedish Association of Higher Education.

Dr. Sonja Bezjak, ADP Social Science Data Archives

Dr. Janez Štebe, ADP Social Science Data Archives

Sonja Bezjak, PhD, employed in the ADP since 2012; she deals with various topics: open data, policy, citation, research data management etc. In addition, she is involved in training of data depositors and data users on the national and international level.

Janez Štebe, PhD, head of the ADP; he participated in numerous international and national projects on research data infrastructures, and acts as an advisor of digital preservation and open access policy issues.

Massimiliano Carloni, Clarivate Analytics

He graduated in Electronic Engineering at Tor Vergata, E-MBA at MiB in 2008, aged 47, married, two daughters, has been operating for over 18 years in Sales & Marketing in different sectors and markets. 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 defense multinational Northrop Grumman, dealing with strategic marketing, business development and institutional relations.


Krassimira Anguelova, Alexanderstreet

Krassimira Anguelova is Sales Director, Europe for Alexander Street, a Proquest Company - a leading streaming video publisher. Krassimira has over 10 years of experience in academic publishing and international sales, having managed sales and business development in all Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has extensive knowledge and experience in managing geographically disperse territory which encompasses a diverse range of professional, educational and social cultures and associated sales-generation and sales-support needs, allied with strong languages skills, as well as with relevant social and cultural awareness.


Cristina Garcia Pozuelo Sánchez, Taylor and Francis eBooks

Cristina Garcia-Pozuelo Sanchez is the Sales Executive for Ebooks working in Oxfordshire for the prestigious Taylor and Francis publisher. Cristina has been in the academic publishing world for 7 years after working as a secondary school language teacher in the South East of England. Together with her great people’s skills and numerous languages, Cristina loves the face to face contact and teamwork, enjoying very much her time at Taylor and Francis, where she takes care of Central and Eastern Europe.

Eva Czegledi, Account Manager, ProQuest, South East Europe

Eva as the main contact point to content such as databases, archives, ebooks and videos provided by ProQuest, has been in this position for more than four years: Her responsibilities cover the South East European countries such as Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo. Previously Eva worked for Ovid. Eva, having graduated in the Corvinus University, Budapest, aims to support the scientific communities in the new EU and accessing countries in the Balkan area.

Nicolo Pierini, Taylor & Francis

Nicolo’ Pierini works with institutions and consortia across Europe for the development of Open Access publishing with Taylor & Francis. Passionate about Open Research and how to find ways to bring academic research to the public, his long-term goal is drawing a strategy with authors and librarians to identify the best practices on how to make results of academic research understandable to the public. Graduated in Law, his other great passions are Jazz and Blues music, which he tries to pursue by playing the piano in various venues around Europe