|Petr Knoth, The Open University
Dr. Petr Knoth leads the Big Scientific Data and Text Analytics group (BSDTAG) at the Knowledge Media institute, The Open University in the UK. He is the founder and Head of CORE (core.ac.uk), a service with over 30 million monthly active users providing access to the world’s largest collection of full text open access research papers aggregated from data providers around the world. Petr has a deep interest in the use of AI to improve research workflows and is a relentless advocate of open science. He has led the team developing the fosteropenscience.eu e-learning platform which has become widely used for training European researchers. Petr has also been involved as a researcher and as a PI in over 20 European Commission, national and international funded research projects in the areas of data science, text-mining, open science and technology enhanced learning and has over 80 peer-reviewed publications based on this work.
Presentation: PIDs for open access metadata records
|Pekka Olsbo, Jyväskylän University Open Science Centre
Mr. Pekka Olsbo is the director of the Open Science Centre in the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He´s been an active member of Finnish open science coordination and open access development since late 1990s. He is the chairman of the Finnish open access monographs working group, member of the board of the Finnish National Library and vice chairman of FUN Finnish University Libraries’ Network.
Presentation: The Finnish model for coordinating Open Science
Policies of open science and research in Finland outline in detail the strategic principles, objectives and action plans necessary to achieve the objectives set out in the Declaration for Open Science and Research. The policies are drafted for four areas: culture for open scholarship, open access to scholarly publications, open access of research data and methods, and open education and open access to educational resources.
Coordination is strongly based on the cooperation of the entire research community. The coordination includes universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes, financiers, libraries and archives. All in all the coordination of Finnish open science gathers hundreds of people working together for more open and more responsible science in Finland. https://avointiede.fi/en
|Sofie Wennström, Stockholm University Library
Sofie Wennström (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1229-7019), Analyst at the Stockholm University Library; with an assignment as Managing Editor for Stockholm University Press, a non-profit library publishing house for peer-reviewed and open access books and journals. Sofie is also Chair of the LIBER Working Group on Open Access, aiming to share knowledge and best practices among European research libraries. Sofie is also involved in teaching about publishing, open licensing and peer-review.
Presentation: What is in a university press? – Stockholm University Library as a publishing agent
The transformation for university libraries from curating print book collections into knowledge hubs for open science is also challenging but at the same time a needed change. Library-based publishing entities have been increasing in the past ten years, showing an interest in providing local services with global reach. But, how is this done in practice? What does it mean for a press to belong to an organisation of experts in organising information for knowledge, and at the same time be competing with commercial companies that are already serving quite a few of the users’ needs? How can we provide a relevant publishing platform with small means?
Over the years, we have learned a lot and made some mistakes, this presentation aims to tell the story of how we established ourselves by hiring experienced publishing staff, working within the organisation to find researchers with an interest in open publishing and how we have been dealing with challenges and opportunities in the ever-changing academic publishing landscape. The presentation will also show some of the on-going developments and how we plan to grow at a sustainable pace to ensure that the authors and editors are getting recognised for their hard work.
|Petr Žabička, Moravian Library
Petr Žabička is an expert in library automation with experience in digitisation, digital libraries, and machine learning. As an associate director at the Moravian Library, he is responsible for research and development projects. Currently, his activities focus on implementing machine learning technologies to enhance access to digitised documents. He has been involved in the PERO project, which aimed to improve the accuracy of digitised texts through the application of machine learning algorithms to optical character recognition (OCR). Previously, he led projects related to map digitisation, online access to digitised maps, and the development of the Czech library portal Knihovny.cz.
Presentation: PERO OCR for prints and manuscripts and other machine learning activities at the Moravian library in Brno