Kristiina Hormia- Poutanen
National Library of Finland
Director, Library Network Services, National Library of Finland 2000–
Adviser of LIBER (2018–2020), President 2014–2018, vice-president 2010–2014
Member of DORA (The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) advisory committee 2018–2021
Member of the Open Science Policy Platform, European Commission 2016–2018, 2018–2020
Member of the Digital Heritage Expert Group, European Commission 2017-2021
Member of the Finnish Open Science strategy group 2017–2020
Member of the Finnish Publication Forum steering group 2020-2023
Member of the steering committee of the Research information hub - a new window into Finnish research 2017–2020
Member of the steering committee of the Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative 2014–2017
Member of the National Digital Library steering committee 2010–2017
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen is the director of Library Network Services at the National Library of Finland (NLF). She is a director who leads the development of national infrastructure services for HE institutions, public libraries, archives, museums, and other public sector institutions.
The Library Network Services provides national infrastructure services for libraries, archives, museums and for the public sector as a whole. The services can be divided into two main categories:
1) services that improve access to information and 2) metadata and bibliographic services as well as interoperability services.
She is the former President and adviser of LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries. Fostering Open Science is a priority of LIBER, which represents 400+ research libraries across 40 countries in Europe. LIBER has been actively fostering Open Science especially in the fields of Open Access, Research Data Management, FAIR Data, Digital Humanities, as well as leadership and skills development. Advocacy related to the copyright reform, raising awareness, building strategic partnerships and being active in EU projects related to Open Science are also among the duties of LIBER. Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen has been a member of the Open Science Policy Platform of the European Commission. She is the only person representing libraries in the expert group. The OSPP consists of 25 high-level representatives of European Open Science stakeholders. The OSPP has published a final report in 2020.
She has been a member of steering committees of the Open Science and Research Initiative as well as the National Digital Library in Finland. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture coordinated the Open Science and Research Initiative (ATT) for the term 2014–2017. The objective was for Finland to become one of the leading countries in Open Science and Research.
The National Digital Library of Finland developed the availability and usability of digital cultural heritage; preservation of digital cultural heritage; digitisation of cultural heritage and collaboration between libraries, archives, and museums. The National Library of Finland is responsible for the development of the National Discovery Service Finna (finna.fi). Based on external evaluation, Finna has been the most successful of the NDL services.
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen has extensive national and international networks related to Open Science; open discovery and digital cultural heritage.