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






Videoprenos posameznih sklopov/ Videostream of each session

https://youtu.be/O1cJFEx4vmQ   9.00-11.00
https://youtu.be/IzKqUr0vJxg       11.00-12.45
https://youtu.be/bFuJ7UH1aPQ    13.30-15.45
https://youtu.be/n4HvkJT3wBA     15.45-18.00

Dear colleagues,

You are kindly invited to attend one-day professional event, which will be held in Ljubljana on November 24th, 2017.

The 7th Conference of Slovenian Consortia for International Scientific Literature will address three important and intertwining topics in the field of open science.

In the first segment, the concept of Citizen Science will be introduced. The first definitions of this term originate from the mid-nineties of the previous century. Alan Irwin - a British sociologist and author of the book ‘Citizen Science’ (published in 1995) at that time already spotlighted the imperative for the opening of science and scientific policy to broader public. The concept of co-operation and inclusion of the general public into the scientific process nowadays enjoys an eager international support, and it is also endorsed by documents of EU institutions. Open science allows the interested public to be involved in the entire scientific process – in the process of data collection, their presentation and their reuse. The importance of the incorporation of the general public into scientific work is multi-layered; it permits the education of individuals, the promotion of research activities in social media and the democratization of science itself. At the conference, good practices in several research spheres will be introduced with a special emphasis on the part and importance of libraries in higher education and special libraries in the performance of this activity.

In the second segment, practical aspects of the management and use of open research data will be demonstrated. Speakers will address some topical issues in this area: How to prepare research data in a way that makes a meaningful  integration in the content paradigm of open science? What tools can be used for that? What is the importance of open research data in the evaluation of research work? What are the needs of different stakeholders, e.g. funders and research policy makers? What is the role of higher education and special libraries?

The last segment will concentrate on the analyses of the current situation in transition from the classical subscription based licensing system for the access to international scientific literature to licensing systems of open science. The topic will focus on open access to international scientific literature, the economic aspects of offseting contracts etc.  We will hear about the case of United Kingdom and their licensing models in the light of Brexit and speakers will also inform us about the current developments in this field in Germany.

The event is also supported by the Association of European Research Libraries LIBER. Representatives from LIBER will present the strategy of this organization in the period 2018 – 2022, the ways of its implementation in practice and the expected effects.

Three key stakeholders will meet at this event:

- representatives of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia,
- experts - representatives of libraries, consortia and other professional organizations,
- publishers.

Each of them will contribute  their views on current developments and trends in the area under consideration.

Why to attend this seminar?

- It is the opportunity to learn how these topics are managed in other countries / consortia, what challenges they face and what are their solutions;
- You will have the possibility to share your ideas, experiences and expectations with experienced lecturers from abroad and other participants in the meeting;
- The meeting will also be a place to learn about the views and opinions of publishers in this field.

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), Adviser to the LIBER Board;
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Wyler, Delegate of the President for Strategic Projects at University of Zürich;
  • Dr. Ignasi Labastida i Juan, Head of the Research and Innovation Unit of the CRAI at the University of Barcelona;
  • Carolyn Alderson, Deputy Director of Jisc Collections, UK;
  • Colleen Campbell, Partner Development in the Global OA2020 Initiative at Max Planck Digital Library;
  • Wilhelm Widmark, Director of Stockholm University Library and Member of LIBER Board (Association of European Research Libraries);
  • Dr. Sonja Bezjak, Arhiv za družboslovne podatke, Fakulteta za družbene vede Univerze v Ljubljani.

 ... more about the speakers


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