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  Jan Brase, Göttingen State and University Library

Jan Brase has a degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Hannover, Germany. From 2005 he was coordinating the research issues in the field digital libraries for the German National Library for Science and Technology (TIB). He established the founding of the international consortium DataCite in 2009, a global consortium of libraries and information institutions to support the publication and citation of research data. He was head of DataCite until 2015 when he became head of research and development at the Goettingen State and University library (SUB). SUB’s research department is the largest library research department in Germany with almost 30 FTE. It hosts the coordination office of DARIAH, a pan-european digital research infrastructure for arts and humanities. At SUB Jan Brase is also the scientific director of the eResearch-Alliance, the central coordination office off all research data related services on campus.

Dr. Brase is President of the International Council of Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI). In 2011 he received the German Library Hi-Tech award

Presentation: Libraries as consultants for research data management on Campus
All over the world universities and libraries have started the task of developing research data services. Ideally such initiatives aim to result in a complete service portfolio covering the entire research lifecycle: support in writing proposals and data management plans, repository infrastructures for the storage of data, support in publishing data, assignment of persistent identifiers, lecturing in data management, etc. This broad scope means that such services are often seen as requiring a joint effort from university, library, IT centre, faculties and other stakeholders.

At the Goettingen campus the library and IT center have in 2015 started a joint approach to offer services, consulting and training under one umbrella labelled the “eResearch Alliance (eRA)”. In this talk we will have a closer look at the structure eRA and report from our experiences in the last 5 years.


  Svein Arne Brygfjeld, The National LIbrary of Norway

Svein Arne Brygfjeld has his education from the Arctic University in Tromsø Norway. He has worked in various industries like telecom and healtcare, and he has a long career at the National Library of Norway (NLN). At NLN he has worked on digital strategies, and he has been leading the development of NLNs digital library. He is now heading the AI-lab at NLN with focus on application of AI in libraries, archives and museums.


  Zuzana Bukovčiková, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Zuzana Bukovčiková is a PhD student at The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, where she is a part of research group specialising in Machine learning. Her thesis is focused on the content based image search with the emphasis on biometrics. In her professional life she is currently working on a software used for face recognition and subsequent metadata creation, indexing and searching over large scale image and video databases – both contemporary and historical.


  Pierre-Yves Burgi, University of Geneva

Pierre-Yves Burgi is Deputy Director of the Information System Division of the University of Geneva and co-leads the Integration and Development Solution department. In parallel to this function, he has been leading the Swiss DLCM project (dlcm.ch) since 2014, the objective of which is to set up a national solution for archiving research data and develop associated services for researchers.

Pierre-Yves Burgi received his degree in computer engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1986, and the title of Doctor of Science from the University of Geneva in 1992. His doctoral studies were followed by a 5-year post-doctoral fellowship in Neurosciences at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, CA, and at the Brain and Cognition Unit of Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France. From 1997 to 2003, he worked in the Microelectronics Division of the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, Neuchâtel, where he conducted applied research in the field of artificial vision based on VLSI microcircuits. Since 2003 he has been working at the University of Geneva in the e-research and e-learning domains.

Presentation: A Flexible and Modular Solution For Long-Term Preservation


  Jeff Clovis, Clarivate Analytics

Trained as a biologist in the United States and then a Germanic language specialist and translator in the US and Germany, Jeff Clovis has been working in the field of Information Sciences for the past thirty-eight years at Clarivate Analytics (formerly ISI and Thomson Reuters). He held a variety of positions for this period, mainly in Editorial Development, Product Production, Business and Technology Planning, Product Development, Business Development and finally Head of Global Solutions Support & Customer Education.

He was jointly responsible for: the design of the Image based editorial production system used in processing all journals, conference proceedings, and scholarly books, the development of the Web of Science Core Collection and the Derwent Innovations Index, as well as responsible for the addition and development of BIOSIS resources, CAB Abstracts from CABI Publishing and Inspec from IET. All of these were developed for the Web of Science platform.

He is currently Senior Director, Customer Success & Education and in this position is responsible for supporting Research & Discovery and Research Analytics platforms and custom analytics projects in Europe and North America.


  Tom Cramer, Stanford University Libraries

Tom Cramer is the Chief Technology Strategist and Associate Director of Digital Library Systems and Services for the Stanford University Libraries. He directs the Stanford Digital Repository, and oversees the technical development and delivery of Stanford’s digital library services, including digitization, management, preservation and access of digital resources that support teaching, learning and research.



  Tomas Foltyn and Zdeno Vozar, National Library of the Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Mgr. Tomas Foltyn is the graduate of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pardubice, where he completed his master studies in the field of cultural history in 2008. From 2007 he worked in the Digitization Department of the National Library of Czech Republic, first as Project Manager, then as the Head of the Metadata Creation and Management Department. From February 2012 he held the position of the Head of the Strategic Planning Department for the Digitization of Library Collections. In January 2013, he was appointed as Collections´ Management Division Director.

Mgr. Tomas Foltyn is involved in various national and international research projects, is an expert guarantor of the VISK 7 Funding Program, the regular member of the Central Library Council of the Czech Republic, regular board member of the IFLA Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group a finally also the member of the CASLIN international conference program committee. From the professional perspective he is interested especially in the area of the effective collections´ management and long-term preservation of the modern collections including the digital content. During last years he started to be involved also in various activities connected with digital humanities. More detailed information about his professional life is available via his LinkedIn professional profile.

Zdeno Vozar: I’m passionate developer of engaging information frameworks both for backend users and public. As the Technical lead as well as PhD student I am well aware of new tools, but also value of established processes. I’m looking for new ideas, looking up to scale machinery and support digital continuity of informations in all organizations despite all technological challenges and transformations.

In National Library I started as technical operator and support of Webarchive of the Czech Republic. From 2017 on, this role was broadened not only by scope, but also by new team members. We stand behind Aleph and Union catalogue of CR, also as presentation system of digitisation ( Kramerius) and support of digitisation and LTP processes (National Digital Library). National Library, from technical perspective, right now undergoes important architectural transformations and integrations on several levels leading to Library 2.0.

On my academical path, I study diffusion and transformation of ideas and metaphors, spread of innovations and use of print in the late Middle ages and Early Modern Age.I want to comprehend these processes in historical realities of shifting mental landscapes in difficult eras by traditional qualitative methods. However, for my dissertation “The Alchemical Mind: Towards a Digital Archaeology of the Transmission of Knowledge” I opted for quantitative methods of distant reading through metadata, complex networks analysis, NLP preprocessing and ML classification leading to a new kind of historical endeavour.

Presentation: Development of the Centralized Interface for the Web Content and Social Networks Data Mining“ project – a springboard to open Czech web archive
The content of the Czech web archive grows rapidly and changes extremely fast. The issue, how to store all the web content important for the modern culture history, is challenging. But the way, how to promote and analyze the data content is also getting highly important despite the legal and ethical limitations. The collective project of the National Library of the Czech Republic, the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of the applied sciences of the University of West Bohemia „Development of the Centralized Interface for the Web Content and Social Networks Data Mining“ aims to process, analyze, categorize, and then offer the content of Czech Web Archive for the research activities with the compliance to the copyright.

One of the most important tasks is to prepare an appropriate technological infrastructure and prepare the running workflow reflecting both heterogeneous nature of the source and various future conceptualizations and inquiries into human digital heritage. In the core of this concept lies a definition of the exchange matrix data format (to reduce all the operations). This will be defined within fault tolerant collection of elements of Resilient distributed datasets (RDD). With the limited resources at hand for large scale infrastructure implementation, there is a need to define it as much lightweight and scalable as possible for access services – but still saturated with lot of information. It will be used as reduction of otherwise storage demanding full WARC files.

Over this format, to the researches we will provide two level access. First one will be aimed for more general audience in the form of web portal with research tools and export possibilities. Second level of access will be implemented as on demands service, where all the users could iterate over preordered datasets and perform cluster computing operations over IF and WARCs alike. As the mail result of the project the implemented solution will provide a durable and scalable scientific infrastructure for research tasks over the broad content of web collections.




  Grischa Fraumann, Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and Sofia Fernandes, University of Exeter
Germany / United Kingdom

Grischa Fraumann is a Research Assistant at Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and a Visiting Researcher at Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University.

He works as a Research Assistant on the ROSI project. The project goal is to develop a reference implementation and a visualisation for open scientometric indicators. As part of the project, he will mainly carry out interviews and workshops with potential users, that is with researchers. As a Visiting Researcher at CWTS, he researches altmetrics with a focus on blogs and news sites.

He obtained the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) from Danube University Krems, University of Tampere and Beijing Normal University. Prior to his master’s, he completed his undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies, Sociology and History at the University of Mannheim and the University of Deusto in Bilbao. His research interests are altmetrics, higher education research and research policy.

Sofia Fernandes is the Open Research Manager at the University of Exeter. She holds a master’s degree in Information Science and is the library functional expert for Open Research specifically in relation to Open Access publications and data. Leading the Open Research Team, she is responsible for the University’s Open Research strategy, namely the repository and research data services, ensuring the compliance with funder and Research England requirements whilst advocating the wider benefits of Open Research. In the Open Research landscape, Sofia’s main interests focus Responsible Research and Metrics, Research Data Management and the role of the library supporting the research life-cycle.

Passionate about Open Science and the Scholarly Communication, Sofia has more than ten years’ experience working in libraries in higher education institutions as a Repository Manager and Open Access specialist supporting the research community.

Presentation: Qualitative Measures for Alternative Metrics
Research metrics are oftentimes displayed in aggregated scores, and for users it is sometimes unclear how these scores have been calculated, because the underlying data sources are mostly not transparent. Taking into account the rise of alternative metrics in academia, it is important for users to know what lies behind these aggregated scores. Thus, the need for qualitative measures has been proposed by several scholars. The purpose of the presentation is to describe a selection of publicly available case studies regarding qualitative measures that aim to make metrics more transparent. For example, the evaluation of altmetrics sources might benefit from a qualitative perspective. This perspective enables the validation of some findings from quantitative research metrics, such as the engagement of user from online platforms and the online mentions of scholarly articles. The presentation is aimed at scholars, librarians and providers of research metrics and alternative metrics, who might benefit from a presentation and following discussion on qualitative measures. The presentation is based on qualitative measures as one of the key themes that inform the work of the LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) Innovative Metrics Working Group.


  Barbora Hladká, Charles University
Czech Republic

Barbora Hladká is a senior research associate in the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics at the Computer Science School of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University. Her research focuses on issues from natural language processing, mainly corpus annotation, information extraction, native language identification, and application of machine learning in various domains.

She has authored about 70 scientific articles on supervised machine learning approaches to computational linguistic problems. In 1998, she was awarded the Post Workshop’98 Research Project Award by the Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA where she was working as a postdoc in 2000-2001. She has been teaching both national and international undergraduate courses on machine learning and supervising undergraduate and graduate students.

Presentation: LINDAT: a living database of language data sets, tools, and services
The paper will introduce the LINDAT repository that is a storage of data and tools related to natural languages (https://lindat.cz). Mainly, it will focus on its data collections and the potential of linguistic tools for text processing.

Presentation: The Language, the Processing and the Learning
The paper will provide an excursion into research in Machine Learning applied to Natural Language Processing. Namely, it will focus on the task of converting unstructured text data into structured data and it will be demonstrated on texts held in digital libraries.



  Kamila Kokot and Agnieszka Szymik, Gdańsk University of Technology Library

Kamila Kokot is a digital media librarian at Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) Library. She works in Digital Archive and Multimedia Creation Department and her main areas of interests include early printed books, digital libraries, Open Access and Open Science. In the Pomerania Digital Library (PDL) Project she is responsible for creating annual digital plans, transferring files on digital platform, and promoting PDL in social media. In the institutional repository MOST Wiedzy (Bridge of Knowledge) she verifies the publishers policy before research articles appear in the repository. She is also a member of a team at MOST Danych (Bridge of Data) Project, where she is responsible for collecting and verifying copyright policies of Polish scientific journals. Previously, Kamila worked as a librarian in the Historical Institute of the University of Wrocław. Kamila received her MA in History from University of Wrocław and then she completed postgraduate studies in Librarianship at the University of Wrocław.

Agnieszka Szymik is an e-resources librarian at Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) Library in Scientific Information Services. Agnieszka graduated from Jagiellonian University in Cracow with a major in Information and Library Science, with specialization in Digital Resources and Electronic Publishing. Currently, she is responsible for managing online resources and databases and for teaching an e-learning course on Information Literacy. Agnieszka is also taking part in a project MOST Danych (Bridge of Data), where she is responsible for collecting and verifying copyright policies of Polish scientific journals. Previously, Agnieszka worked in European Solidarity Centre as a cataloging librarian and bibliographer. Her responsibilities included cataloging all kinds of library materials and managing library software.

Presentation: From reviewing journals’ publishing policy to new forms of information services – new database to support scientists
Our presentation explains one of the main projects undertaken by Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) Library regarding the Open Science movement. At the beginning of October 2018 GUT has extended the Bridge of Knowledge (platform and institutional repository) to Bridge of Data (open data repository, open science supporting service). One part of the project is setting up a database for Polish scientific journals copyright policies.

We have noticed a lack of knowledge in terms of copyright policies among Polish scientific journals editors and publishers. According to that, GUT Library has formed a team to gather and analyze information about publishing policies and provide information about authors’ rights regarding Open Access.

The main aim of this presentation is to demonstrate the benefits of creating and using a database for Polish scientific journals copyright policies for different stakeholders, such as publishers, editors, librarians and researches. We hope to present the database as a comprehensive source of information about publishing policies, which will be a solution supporting cooperation between researchers and Polish publishers. The database provides a coherent framework and guide for all stakeholders by presenting adequate information where to publish scientific articles and how to make them open to the public.


  Katarzyna Kryszczuk, Elsevier

Katarzyna Kryszczuk graduated from the Gdańsk University of Technology and Warsaw University of Technology. She has spent over 7 years working in research community. At that time, she actively represented PhD students and young scientists in the discussion about science and higher education in Poland, especially about the new system of research evaluation. Today, as Research Intelligence Customer Consultant in Central and Eastern Europe, she supports scientific institutions in managing their research potential and taking care of their visibility. She is passionate about systems for research evaluation and the broadly understood subject of data quality. Privately, enthusiast of mountain expeditions and roller skating.

Presentation: How can you check your research performance?
“Curiosity killed a cat” – indeed curiosity can be dangerous, but it is nothing wrong that we would like to compare our research achievements to the others, check how good we are and who is better. Available data is giving us a lot of opportunities. Based on it we can prepare analytical reports not only about amount of publications, but also about their quality, international collaboration, corporate collaboration or trends in science. Let’s check during my presentations what kind of options do we have and where curiosity is going to take us.


  Christina Lenz, Stockholm University

Christina Lenz, Managing Editor of books at library based Stockholm University Press. She has been an editor of books since 1995 and came to Stockholm University Library in 2013. Christina is also the secretary in the Board of Association of European University presses (AEUP).

Presentation: How can a University Press evolve at a University Library and make an impact on open access? Stockholm University Press as a library publishing age
Stockholm University Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books at Stockholm University Library. The press started five years ago and has to date 12 book series and 9 journals.

What challenges and lessons have we learned building up a university press at the University Library? How is the library involved in the activities of the press and how can the press evolve within the library structure? These questions will be the focus in this presentation.

Professionals in publishing, with only one editor of book publishing and one of journals, the press team constantly has to face new challenges in the changing landscape of academic publishing. As a small press we need to think big and take an advantage of the resources of the whole library and university structure.

Another question raised in this presentation is on how institutions, often via the University Library, could support open access publishing and how the future towards open science challenges university presses.

I will summarize the presentation pointing out how library based university presses, and university libraries as publishing agents, can make an impact on open access publishing.


  Martin Lhoták, Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic

Martin Lhoták graduated at the Czech University of Life Sciences in field of Informatics in 1996. He works at the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences from 1997. For nearly 10 years, he was responsible for library automation as the head of the IT department. In 2003, he established the Library’s Digitization Center. From 2007 he was for two 5 year terms appointed as the director of the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences and currently he is in the position of the Library deputy director responsible for research, development and technologies.

At the research level Martin Lhoták focuses on development of open source solutions supporting digitization, dissemination and archiving of digital documents – Kramerius, ProArc and ARCLib systems. He is also responsible for coordination of two national projects “The Czech Digital Library” http://www.czechdigitallibrary.cz/en/ and “The Central Portal of Czech Libraries” http://www.knihovny.cz/en/. He has been involved in the open access movement and he initiated the Open Access Policy of the Czech Academy of Sciences adopted by the Academic Council and the start-up of the institutional repository of the Academy.

Martin Lhoták is the national coordinator of the Czech Republic for DARIAH ERIC and he currently actively participates in digital humanities projects with concern mainly on development of new tools and building of information infrastructures.

Open source software development projects: Kramerius, ProArc, ARCLib and INDIHU.

Presentation: DL4DH – digital libraries for digital humanities
The paper provides an introduction of a new research project on development of tools for effective utilization and mining of data from digital libraries to reinforce digital humanities research.

Almost every single central or large library stores a big amount of data in a digital form. The data are usually described by the high-quality metadata, which enables to browse these collections, to create various virtual exhibitions etc. They are stored in digital libraries or different repositories, whose design and basic functionalities are primarily intended just for the content viewing. To increase the level of their usability for the special research group of the data scientists is needed to enrich the metadata content and to develop the appropriate interfaces to extract the data to make the heuristic part of the research more effective than today.

The aim of the DL4DH project is to design a set of the new functionalities and independent tools that enables the extensive data mining procedures in digital libraries to cover the digital humanities researchers needs. The second project goal is to use this content in the applied research. The project is connected with the European research infrastructure called DARIAH and with the outputs of the research project INDIHU, focused on the development of tools for digital humanities.


  David Minor, UC San Diego Library

David Minor works at the University of California, San Diego, where he is the Director of the Research Data Curation Program in the UC San Diego Library. In this role he helps define and lead work needed for the contemporary and long-term management digital resources. His position includes significant interaction with stakeholders on the UC San Diego campus, throughout the UC System, and national initiatives. His program also includes management of Chronopolis, a national-scale digital preservation network that originated with funds from the Library of Congress’ NDIIPP Program. Chronopolis is also a founding partner in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN), helping set a new national digital preservation agenda.

Presentation: Digital Libraries in 2020: Everything old is new again … until it isn’t


  Esther Plomp, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
the Netherlands

Esther Plomp is a Data Steward at the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). As a Data Steward she supports researchers with their data and code management to make their workflows more efficient and reproducible, and facilitates them in making their data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). Esther’s PhD research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) focuses on the chemical composition of human teeth, which may reveal where someone grew up when their teeth were formed. This isotopic signature can be used to examine human mobility in modern and ancient societies.

Presentation: Data Stewards supporting Everyday Research Practice
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has a full time Data Steward at each of the eight faculties. The Data Steward is the first point of contact for researchers regarding data and code management. Data Stewards maintain an active network of peers and connect researchers to the Library, ICT, Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Legal services. Thanks to this connection point at the Faculty level, the researcher will always receive an answer or be guided to the appropriate service that can assist them with their needs.

The Data Stewards are consultants that promote reproducible and open research practices. Daily activities include assessing the research data management requirements at their faculty, providing advice on Data Management Plans (DMPs) and data archiving, developing and providing research data management trainings, and setting up policies regarding research data. Through these activities the Data Stewards provide solutions that are tailored to a specific individual, group, or department.


  Hardy Schwamm, Open Scholarship Librarian at the National University of Ireland Galway

Hardy Schwamm has been working in Open Scholarship for more than twelve years in various roles related to Open Access, Research Data Management and Research Impact. In August 2019, Hardy left Lancaster University in the UK to join the National University of Ireland Galway.

Hardy is particularly interested in the concept of culture change, i.e. how does collective behaviour change in a sustainable way, and how this can be applied to Open Scholarship.

Hardy is one of the co-founders of the Open Scholarship Community Galway (OSCG) that brings together Open advocates on the West coast of Ireland. Hardy is a member of the Liber Metrics Working Group.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HardySchwamm
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hardy-schwamm-6a327616a/

Presentation: Community building as a way of promoting Open Scholarship
There is a consensus among policy makers (such as the EU), funders (e.g. Wellcome Trust) and libraries (LERU) that Open Scholarship requires a cultural change. But how can we change the research culture so that behaviors supporting open, reproducible science are becoming the default? How do we make sure that research is measured in an open and transparent way?

According to the Center for Open Science (COS) there are five components to achieving cultural change. A crucial but often overlooked component are “Communities” who are the drivers in making behavioural change normative.

This presentation will look at strategies of how culture change can be facilitated through community building and what strategic role libraries can play in that process. Modelling on successful examples in the Netherlands (e.g. Open Science Community Utrecht), the Open Scholarship Community Galway (OSCG) launched in late 2019 as the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland.
We will present our experience of how a researcher-led bottom-up approach can play an important part in the culture change process. The strategic leadership role of the library as key partner of the OSCG will be discussed. We will also highlight the role of Responsible Metrics and the engagement of the OSCG with transparent research assessment at the National University of Ireland Galway.


  David Wilcox, DuraSpace, LYRASIS

David Wilcox is the Program Leader for Fedora at LYRASIS. He sets the vision for Fedora and serves as strategic liaison to the steering committee, leadership group, members, service providers, and other stakeholders. David works together with the Fedora Technical Lead to oversee key project processes and performs international outreach to institutions, government organizations, funding agencies, and others.

Presentation: Enhancing Digital Preservation with Fedora 6 and the Oxford Common File Layout
Fedora 6, the next major version of Fedora, will focus on digital preservation by aligning with the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL). The OFCL is an application-independent approach to the storage of digital objects in a structured, transparent, and predictable manner. This provides many benefits, including content that is parsable by both humans and machines and the ability to rebuild the repository from the files it stores. Fedora 6 will replace the current ModeShape backend with a more scalable and performant implementation that persists data in accordance with the OCFL specification.This presentation will provide an overview of the Fedora 6 design, including a brief introduction to the OCFL and the benefits it offers, along with a summary of development progress to date and the anticipated timeline for the 6.0 release.


  Irene Ylönen, University of Jyväskylä (JYU), Open Science Centre (OSC)

Irene Ylönen is a Service Manager at Open Science Centre, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She is supervising Open Knowledge Services, which includes research support, publishing, access services and network services. Irene Ylönen has several years’ experience in supporting open access publishing, especially self-archiving. Formerly, she has worked as a Head of the Acquisitions Department in the Jyväskylä University Library. She is also writing her PhD dissertation on Finnish history.

Presentation: Library Leading the Way to Open Science – Creating a Comprehensive Publishing Policy for the University
Publishing research results is a substantial part of the research process. Researchers and students need guidance, advice and services when meeting the various requirements of publishing set by the national and local research administration and funders. Research findings should be open, effective and ethical.

In a new scholarly publishing landscape, libraries play an essential role. Libraries are not only service providers but also policymakers as they collaborate with the other stakeholders inside and outside of the Universities.

In my presentation, I will focus on the comprehensive publishing policy we have made for the researchers and students to help them with several kinds of publishing related issues. In our new policy, we outlined the general instructions for publishing with Jyväskylä University affiliation and updated our open access policy. We presented the fluent processes for publishing dissertations and theses. Finally, we introduced a service model for publishing openly various types of research reports. This includes editorial resources, suitable publication series and other services (for example licensing), which together provide a comprehensive channel for high-quality open access publishing.

Our publishing policy is a statement of intent and it is implemented as functional publishing services. In the first part of my presentation, I reflect shortly on our intent and the background of why a new, comprehensive policy for publishing was necessary. In the second part of my talk, I will present the publishing services and technical solutions provided by the JYU Open Science Centre.