This one-day Round Table will address the following critical topics:

  • The drivers of change: FAIR Data and Open Access

  • Citizen Science

  • Open Science and the Management of A Cultural Change.

An event organised by: Scientific Knowledge Services,  Central Technological Library at the University of Ljubljana (CTK) and University of Maribor in collaboration with UCL PressLIBER (Association of European Research Libraries).


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About event

The Challenge of Open Science

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 Workshops

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.

The 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.

Steering Committee
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.

 Steering Committee are:

  • 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 Library
  • 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 Services
  • Miro Pušnik,  Director of the Central Technological Library at the University of Ljubljana 

The language of the Round Table will be English.

We look forward to seeing you in September, in what promise to be a stimulating event!


* The times are shown in CET.

Chapter VI: Ljubljana 09-11-2018
08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:15

Opening Notes

09:15 - 09:50

Open Science and academic libraries: managing the change

This presentation looks at the 8 pillars of Open Science as defined by the European Commission. LERU (League of European Research Universities) has issued a Roadmap, which makes 41 Recommendations for European universities on how they might embrace Open Science principles, policies and practices. This paper will look at the 8 pillars of Open Science and some of the Recommendations LERU makes for libraries to support the Open Science movement, concentrating on Open Access publishing, Research Data Management and the responsible use of metrics in research evaluation. Fundamental to the introduction of Open Science is the cultural change necessary to enable universities to embrace such significant change. Open Science has the power to change the way scholarship and discovery are performed and practised in Europe; libraries have a key role to play in effecting this change.

09:50 - 10:25

The Foundations of an effective Open Access strategy

Open Access is a necessary component of Open Science, and while we work to build an Open Science environment, the foundations of Open Access have not yet been consolidated. All stakeholders involved in research and the dissemination of results must recognize their role in laying those foundations, and libraries, in particular, are equipped and empowered with the tools to shape and engineer a solid open access strategy.

10:25 - 10:45

Slovenia and Open Access adoption: findings from Clarivate solutions

Clarivate paved the way for making Open Access much more discoverable, integrating Unpaywall and disseminating it for the first time in the researcher workflow and in several solutions. After almost one year since this project inception, Clarivate will be here presenting data and critical analysis concerning Slovenian adoption. Is Open Access production really bumping and above all is really supporting the research landscape in making a bigger impact?

10:45 - 11:15

University of Maribor Press – a challenge to complete the university scientific communication cycle

11:15 - 11:35

Open Science, FAIR data and effective data management

The ambition to open up data and make them FAIR, requires effective Research Data Management. Libraries are equipping themselves to support researchers’ data needs, but are often confronted with the lack of proper infrastructures, technical knowledge gaps and various degrees of resistance in academic communities. It’s clear that for Open Data to thrive, a cultural change and specific skill sets are required. This presentation will focus on the results of the Open Data: The Researcher Perspective report, and look at the role and needs of librarians in research data management.

11:35 - 12:15

Networking and Refreshments Break

12:15 - 14:30

Panel Discussion

Chair: Miro Pušnik. Panellists: Dr. Paul Ayris, Colleen Campbell, Dunja Legat, dr. Ana Slavec, dr. Luka Šušterišč (To be confirmed), Federica Rosetta, Massimiliano Carloni

14:30 - 14:40

Closing Notes


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Colleen Campbell

Max Planck Digital Library

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Dunja Legat

University of Maribor Library

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Massimiliano Carloni

Clarivate Analytics

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Paul Ayris

UCL (University College London)

Lightning Talks

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– Trust
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