Currently Chief of the Library System Coordinating Staff at the University of Messina and member of the CRUI National Open Access Group. In 2004, in collaboration with a National Committee, she organized “The Italian Workshop on Open Access” which led to Messina Declaration and, in 2014, “The Messina Declaration 2.0: the Italian road to Open Access” which led to Open Access Road Map 2014-2018.
All Sessions by Benedetta Alosi
Lightning Talks and Discussions
Open Access Policies and Italian Universities Chair: Luciano Saso 1) Benedetta Alosi, Messina University: Making a virtue of necessity: University Library System & Research, a strategic partnership. Abstract: The presentation will briefly illustrate the “reverse” approach we used to adopt the Open Access Policy. The constructive collaboration between the University Library System and the Research Office put in place to respond to the needs of the National Research Assessment Exercise resulted in an effective strategy to pave the path to the adoption and the implementation of the OA policy. 2) Paola Galimberti, Milano University: Open Science in practice: the case of the University of Milan. Abstract: It is a challenge (It takes time and resources) to make openness a common practice for the research workflow (research production, validation, dissemination, evaluation) in a multidisciplinary University. It is very difficult in a national context that does not provide policies and rewards for open scholarships. The University of Milan established its strategy in open science years ago and reoriented it according to European developments. This talk will present the results of actions undertaken. 3) Elena Giglia, Torino University: From Open Access to Open Science: a demanding transition. Abstract: Starting with a short overview of the OA policy adopted by the University of Turin, the author discusses facilities and barriers to OS both at national and international levels. 4) Marisol Occioni, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice: Fostering Open Science in Italy: the role of IOSSG. Abstract: IOSSG is an informal, not-for-profit Italian working group of experts with different skills from different areas (research support, ICT, digital libraries, Open Science, legal, communication) promoting the culture of Open Science, with a special focus on EOSC. IOSSG started up in 2016 and it aims to bring about and support changes that accelerate the transition to more effective Open Science and Open Innovation: in order to pursue this goal, IOSSG is producing DMps, policy models on research data, guidelines, education materials etc, adopts a bottom-up approach and shares its deliverables in Open Access with the Italian Research community. 5) Ilaria Fava, Göttingen State and University Library: What is the EOSC and how do research libraries fit into the picture. Abstract: The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a recent initiative of the European Commission that aims at changing the way researchers do research in their daily work. Research libraries play an essential role in promoting the EOSC underlying principles and in filling in the blanks when it comes to the skills researchers need to fully exploit all the opportunities offered by the EOSC. 6) Daniela Luzi, National Research Council, Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies: The OpenUP project. Abstract: The primary objectives of the European project OpenUp -Opening up new channels for Scholarly review, dissemination, and assessment – are to: Identify ground-breaking mechanisms, processes and tools for peer-review for all types of research results (e.g. publications, data, software), Explore innovative dissemination mechanisms with an outreach aim towards business and industry, education, and society as a whole, and Analyse a set of novel indicators that assess the impact of research results and correlate them to channels of dissemination. An overview of the project together with some preliminary results in the three OpenUp pillars: peer-review, innovative dissemination and altmetrics will be presented. Moreover, our experience in the development of a pilot study on data sharing in the Social sciences will be shortly outlined. – More info on the project: http://openup-h2020.eu/ – “OpenUp in a nutshell”, video available at: https://www.openuphub.eu/community/blog/item/openup-in- a-nutshell?category_id=3 – Resources and references on peer-review, innovative dissemination and altmetrics are available on the OpenUp Hub: https://www.openuphub.eu/ 7) Emma Lazzeri, Institute of Information Science and Technologies: OpenAIRE and RDA: the Italian side of the story. Abstract: OpenAIRE Advance and RDA Europe 4.0 projects are presented showing their activities in the Italian Landscape: OpenAIRE Italian National Open Access Desks and RDA Italian Node. OpenAIRE-Advance continues the mission of OpenAIRE to support the Open Access/Open Data mandates in Europe. By sustaining the current successful infrastructure, comprised of a human network and robust technical services, it consolidates its achievements while working to shift the momentum among its communities to Open Science, aiming to be a trusted e-Infrastructurewithin the realms of the European Open Science Cloud. In this next phase, OpenAIRE- Advance strives to empower its National Open Access Desks (NOADs) so they become a pivotal part within their own national data infrastructures, positioning OA and open science onto national agendas. The capacity building activities bring together experts on topical task groups in thematic areas (open policies, RDM, legal issues, TDM), promoting a train the trainer approach, strengthening and expanding the pan-European Helpdesk with support and training toolkits, training resources and workshops. It examines key elements of scholarly communication, i.e., co-operative OA publishing and next-generation repositories, to develop essential building blocks of the scholarly commons. On the technical level OpenAIRE-Advance focuses on the operation and maintenance of the OpenAIRE technical TRL8/9 services, and radically improves the OpenAIRE services on offer by a) optimizing their performance and scalability, b) refining their functionality based on end-user feedback, c) repackaging them into products, taking a professional marketing approach with well-defined KPIs, d) consolidating the range of services/products into a common e-Infra catalogue to enable a wider uptake. RDA Europe 4.0 designs Europe’s contribution to the implementation of an effective governance model and strategy in RDA global while ensuring that RDA delivers on locally relevant issues. RDA Europe 4.0 focuses on the need for open and interoperable sharing of research data & on the need to build social, technical and cross-disciplinary links to enable such sharing on a global scale. It strives to do this with its community-driven and bottom-up approach launched since 2012. In fact, RDA Europe 4.0 directly builds on the current RDA Europe effort, by efficiently bringing in the organisations that implemented RDA Europe since 2012. The scope of RDA Europe 4.0 is to become the centrepiece for an EU Open Science Strategy through a consolidated European network of National Nodes, bringing forward an RDA legacy in Europe, providing skilled, voluntary resources from the EU investment to address DSM issues, by means also of an open cascading grant process. The ambitious, 27-month project is implemented by 5 beneficiaries (Trust-IT Services, Gottingen State University Library, the Digital Repository of Ireland at the Royal Irish Academy, the Digital Curation Centre and the RDA Foundation), skillfully supported by 9 National Nodes (with Italy represented by CNR) which carry out specific operational activities & act as national champions for their respective region. One of the specific goals of RDA Europe 4.0 is to complete a capillary European network by on-boarding additional 13 nodes by project end.