You are kindly invited to attend one-day professional event,
which will be held in Ljubljana on November 24th, 2017.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
- 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
- Wilhelm Widmark, Director of Stockholm University Library
and Member of LIBER Board (Association of European Research
- Dr. Sonja Bezjak,
Arhiv za družboslovne podatke, Fakulteta za družbene vede
Univerze v Ljubljani.
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