Gdańsk University of Technology
Anna Wałek is an experienced library manager, expert in the field of open access to scientific resources (Open Access), digital libraries as well as organization and management of a scientific library. A graduate of the Institute of Information and Library Science at the University of Wroclaw, where she obtained a PhD in the field of Library and Information Science in 2013. In the years 2007-2016 she worked at the Wrocław University of Technology, where in 2013 as the Rector's Proxy for Organization of the Center for Scientific and Technical Information (CWINT) she developed the concept of organization and functioning of a new university unit, combining the functions of a university library, units responsible for university cooperation with the economy, technology transfer and intellectual property management. From January 2014, she was the first director of CWINT and the director of the Libraries of the Wrocław University of Technology. From November 2014, she was also appointed the manager of the Knowledge Repository Project of the Wrocław University of Technology. In 2014-2015 she was responsible for the implementation of the project Environmental Library of Exact and Technical Sciences for the Need of Innovative Economy (BIBLIOTECH), financed by the European Union under the Innovative Economy Operational Program. Since January 2017, she has been the Director of the Library of the Gdańsk University of Technology, transforming it into a modern scientific library, providing innovative services for the scientific community, including the Open Science Competence Center and the Library Welcome Center, and engaging in national and international projects and initiatives . Member of the Board of Directors IATUL (International Association of University Libraries), SPARC Europe Board of Directors, Task Force Open Science CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research), as well as Research Data Alliance. Plenipotentiary of the Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology for open science during the 2016-2020 term, Substantive coordinator of the Bridge of Data project and Open Access Expert in the Bridge of Knowledge project - implemented by the Gdańsk University of Technology, financed by the Digital Poland Operational Program. Project manager of the "Improving the didactic competence of academic teachers of the Gdańsk University of Technology" project financed from the Operational Program Knowledge, Education Development, and also the GUT manager of the "BE OPEN European forum and oBsErvatory for OPEN science in transport" project financed under the HORIZON 2020 program.
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Open Science Policies in Poland
Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders. One of the signatories of PlanS and members of the consortium is the Polish National Science Center, which in its financed projects successively introduces a policy of openness to scientific publications and research data. Also in 2015, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education issued the document "Directions of development of open access to publications and research results in Poland", recommending to scientific institutions and universities to implement institutional open access policies. The presentation will present the historical outline of the introduction of open access policy in Poland and the current state of its implementation.