The list of confirmed speakers is shown below:
Ayris, PhD; University College London, UK
Dr. Ayris has been Director of UCL Library Services
since 1997. He is also the UCL Copyright Officer.
Dr. Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of
European Research Libraries) 2010-14; he is now
Advisor to the LIBER Board on EU matters. He is
Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research
Universities) Community of Chief Information
Officers. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for
the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly
Communication. He is the Chair of JISC Collections’
Electronic Information Resources Working Group. On 1
August 2013, Dr Ayris also became Chief Executive of
UCL Press. He is also a member of the Provost’s
Leadership Team in UCL.
has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes
on English Reformation Studies.
Earney, JISC Collections, UK
Mr. Earney has worked at Jisc Collections since 2003
as collections manager, collections team manager and
head of licensing, in which roles he was involved in
the negotiation and licensing of a wide range of
e-content agreements on behalf of universities,
colleges and museum libraries. He has also been
involved in a large number of projects associated
with copyright and licensing, especially the
adoption of machine readable licences, as well as
providing consultancy and advice to the NHS, the
Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and
a variety of overseas consortia on the negotiation
and procurement of e-content.
Most recently he was seconded to lead the Knowledge
Base+ project building a shared academic community
knowledge base for UK organisations.
well as the UK education sector, Liam has worked
with the NHS and museum library sectors and a number
of overseas consortia, providing advice on the
procurement and licensing of scholarly content.
Carolyn Alderson, JISC Collections, UK
Carolyn joined Jisc Collections in 2010 from Content
Complete Ltd where she had been a Content Negotiator
since 2004. She has been in the serials information
industry since 1988, working previously for Swets
From August 2011 to December 2014 Carolyn was Head
of Licensing with responsibilities that included
leading the licensing team to deliver value for
money agreements for UK members including the
negotiation of pricing and license terms for Jisc
Collections and SHEDL, as well as consultancy for
She currently manages a number of special licensing
and development initiatives such as the NHS and SME
Pilots, following the Finch recommendations. Carolyn
is a member of the SCOAP3 governing council, was a
member of the UKSG's Main Committee, and was chair
of the UKSG's Education Sub-Committee from April
2012 to April 2014.
Susan Rilley, MSc; LIBER, UK
Susan Reilly, MSc, became
the Executive Director of LIBER in October 2014. Ms
Reilly joined LIBER in 2011 as EU Projects Officer.
Since that time, she has been EU Projects Manager
and Advocacy and Project Manager.
Educated in Ireland,
Ms Reilly has a BA (Hons) in Information and Library
Studies and Art History from the University of Wales
in Aberystwyth, Wales, and an MSc in Information
Management from the University of Sheffield.
Before taking up
her first post with LIBER in 2011, Ms Reilly was
Head Librarian of the Irish Management Institute in
Dublin. She has also worked in other libraries in
Bjørnshauge, MSc; SPARC, Danska
SPARC Europe Director of European Library Relations
and Managing Director, DOAJ (Directory of Open
Past positions (selection):
Deputy Director, Acting Director, Technical
Information Center of Denmark Technical University
of Denmark (1992-2000), Director of Libraries at
Lund University, Sweden (2001-2011). Former
President of the Danish Research Library Association
1992-1994 and former 1st Vice-President of the
Swedish Library Association 2005-2011.
Founder of the Directory of Open Access Journals (www.doaj.org),
co-founder of OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access
and co-founder of the Directory of Open Access Books
Masters degree, political science, Roskilde
Danish, based in Copenhagen.
Alenka Kavčič - Čolić, PhD; Slovenija
Dr. Alenka Kavčič Čolić is the Head of Library
Research Centre of National and University Library
She is Chief-in-Editor of the Slovenian
scientific journal Knjižnica, which is accessible
free of charge. She is investigating the
possibilities to publish this journal in open
Since 2001 Alenka Kavčič-Čolić took part in many
European and national research projects as
researcher and as manager. Her field of research and
work is primarily digital preservation of digital
heritage (web archiving and digital preservation
methodologies). From 2012-2013 she took part in the
national digital preservation working group
supported by the Ministry of Culture aimed to the
preparation of the national guidelines for
digitisation, preservation and access to digital
cultural heritage, task.
Alenka Kavčič-Čolić is also very active in IFLA. She
was member of the Standing Committee of the IT
Section: from 2009-2011 she was elected Secretary of
the Standing Committee and from 2011-2013 she was
the Chair of the Section. Since 2013-2017 she was
elected as member of the IFLA Preservation and
Dr. Alenka Kavčič Čolić
studied Spanish Language and Literature at the
University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, and has
been graduated at the University of Belgrade in
former Yugoslavia. She holds a MSc in Information
Sciences and a PhD in Library Sciences from the
University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Legat, MSc; Slovenija
Dunja Legat is an expert on a field of scholarly
communication, focused on a bibliographic research,
bibliometric methods and open access for research.
Formerly head of the the periodicals management
currently she is the assistant director of the
University of Maribor Library. She is very active on
developing the DKUM repository of University of
Maribor. She is member of a task group appointed by
the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport to
prepare the document “Open Access in Slovenia
2015-2020: Principles and Regulation Regarding the
Open Access for Scientific Publications and Research
Data in Slovenia” which is now in a process of
She holds a BA on Textiles, Graphic Arts and Design
and MSc. on Librarianship and Information Science
from University of Maribor and University of Ljubljana
Miro Pušnik became director of the CTK in 2009.
Before his current position, he was director adviser
on digital libraries and electronic resources.
He led a project on setting up and operating the
Digital Library of the University of Ljubljana.
Mr. Pušnik is also member of a research group which
runs projects on methods for evaluation of research
He has BA in Zootechnics and MSc on Scientific and
Technical Informatics from the University of