Heather Briston, University of California, San Diego Library

Heather Briston is the Director of the Scholarship Tools and Methods Program (STM) at the University of California, San Diego Library. STM is involved in projects and programs for the digital library and digital exhibits, GIS/maps and data science support, scholarly communications, digital reformatting, web archiving, and research services support via the GIS/Data Lab and Digital Media Lab. Previously she spent over twenty years in various levels of leadership in special collections and archives in academic libraries at UCLA, the University of Oregon, and the University of California, Berkeley. She received her MSI (Archives and Records Management) from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University, focusing on intellectual property law. Her research focuses on legal issues in libraries and archives.

Presentation: US Academic Libraries and Recent Challenges to Fair Use
American academic libraries and their users depend on a robust fair use environment to support current and evolving research. However, recent events are challenging progress in fair use interpretation made over the previous two decades. This paper will explore these recent developments and identify available responses.

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.

Opening Keynote Presentation: The 2022 OSTP Memo: A Tectonic Shift in the US Research Landscape

Presentation: Responding to the 2022 OSTP Memo: Adapting Services at Stanford Libraries

Dr. Jan Černý, Faculty of Informatics and Statistics, Prague University of Economics and Business
Czech Republic

Prague University of Economics and Business fellow and researcher focused on the intelligence studies, particularly on the CI, TECHINT, OSINT domains. Dr. Jan Černý‘s research activities cover topics on external data and information environment analysis of enterprises, early warning systems, surface web & deep web investigations, search strategy and tactics, and digital forensics. He also deals with public librarianship management, specifically on the role of libraries in today’s competitive environment.

Presentation: Librarians: Navigating the Shadows of the Dark Web and Educating Patrons
The Dark Web is a complex and often misunderstood part of the internet, where privacy and security concerns are paramount, but it also presents opportunities for investigative journalism and securing communication in oppressive regimes. As information professionals, librarians are uniquely positioned to navigate this environment. We will explore the context of librarianship in the Dark Web, including its uses, and potential implications for intellectual property theft and private data breaches. We will also discuss the critical role of librarians in promoting digital literacy skills and educating their patrons about the Dark Web to navigate it safely and confidently.

Jitka Dobbersteinová, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information

Jitka Dobbersteinová has been working in the field of information science and academic publishing since 2000. She worked as a library manager for the British Council Slovakia and as a trainer for Elsevier. In recent years, she has been focusing on the field of open science. Since 2019, she has been working as the head of the Department for the Support of Open Science and Research at CVTI SR and represents Slovakia in international organizations such as OpenAIRE or UNESCO.

Presentation: Role and Opportunity of Library in the context of Open Science
The role of libraries in Open Science has been recognised and discussed at multiple fora and has been accepted publicly by international organisations and stakeholders. It is natural as academic libraries already support knowledge sharing and building a common good. In Slovakia, the SCSTI plays a key role in the open science movement as we work as the national body strategically coordinating open science issues across Slovakia. This presentation outlines the services SCSTI provides both locally and nationwide, putting all three „S“ (skills, support and strategy) under one umbrella.

Piotr Gołkiewicz, Elsevier

Piotr Gołkiewicz, born in Poland, graduated from University of Lublin at the Faculty of Chemistry. Post-graduation Piotr worked for 5 years at the university as a researcher and university teacher in chemistry. In 1991 Piotr left academia to practice business skills in various international companies.

In 2006 Piotr joined Elsevier, thus returning to his scientific roots. He worked at various positions related to scientific journals, e-books and databases. Since 2014 Piotr is supporting Life Science portfolio of Elsevier in Central-Eastern Europe, currently at the position of Customer Consultant Life Sciences.

Apart from native Polish language, Piotr communicates fluently in English and speaks Russian at conversational level.

Presentation: All those acronyms that matter in modern scientific databases like Reaxys – AI, PTS and SDG’s
AI powered tools can write articles and produce pictures. How this translates to science? Latest developments in AI powered prediction of chemical synthesis changes the rules of the game in new substances development. Reaxys works together with OpenAI to produce best-in-class solution.

Many more new technologies follow, e.g. Picture-To-Structure which can extract structures from PDF’s. On the content side SDG’s are becoming the main focus of scientific community. How is this showing up in modern databases like Reaxys?

Neil Jefferies, University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Neil Jefferies is Head of Innovation in Open Scholarship Support at the Bodleian Libraries and a Director of Data Futures GmbH. He is a co-creator of IIIF and the Oxford Common File Layout, Community Manager for the SWORD protocol, a member of the Bit List Council for the Digital Preservation Coalition, and co-chair of the Research Identifier National Coordinating Committee . Currently, he is PI on the Unlocking Digital Texts project, jointly funded by the AHRC and NEH and Technical Strategist for Early Modern Letters Online. Previously, he has been involved with projects such as The 15th Century Booktrade, Medieval Libraries of Great Britain, Broadside Ballads and the Fihrist Catalogue of Islamic Manuscripts. He teaches the “IIIF for Research” module on the MSc in Digital Scholarship and sessions on a variety of topics at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School.

Presentation: IIIF, Annotation and Machine Learning in Scholarly Workflows
Granular, machine actionable access to image and textual data provides opportunities to use machine learning to provide enrichment and analysis. Scholarly annotation ( a development of Web annotation) provides a mechanism for these additional machine- and human-created assertions to be linked to the source material. This talk will discuss how Scholarly annotations differ from Web annotations, and give examples of workflows in multiple disciplines. (Neil Jefferies is a Director of Data Futures GmbH, a not-for-profit that develops IIIF and annotation tools, and also contributes to the InvenioRDM Repository platform).

Petr Knoth, The Open University
United Kingdom

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

Kevin Leonard, University of Ghent

Kevin Leonard works as a data curator in Ghent University’s Open Science Team. In that capacity, he assists researchers in making their data FAIR and complying with national and international open data. His work includes the development of automation processes designed to reduce the administrative burdens associated with data sharing and improve the university’s oversight of its research data and software outputs. He is also involved in multi-institution collaborative efforts to improve metadata standards and interoperability between research performing organizations.

Presentation: Post-Publication Curation: How to Maximize Curation Benefits Without an Institutional Repository
Data curation is often conceptualized as an activity that occurs prior to a dataset being published in a repository for long-term preservation. Although this kind of pre-publication curation may be ideal, data curators – particularly those employed by research institutions – do not always have access to datasets prior to deposition, particularly if the dataset comes from an institution lacking its own institutional repository and is submitted to a general data repository which lacks its own curation process. We propose a novel post-publication curation method that allows institutional data curators to curate aspects of a dataset’s records to improve its FAIRness. By finding and Lastly, we provide suggestions for how to communicate these recommended edits to researchers. This approach has significant potential as a curation strategy, as it exposes a novel subset of research outputs that might otherwise go without curation.

Anthony Leroy, Université libre de Bruxelles

Anthony Leroy is a software engineer at the Libraries of the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) since 2011.He is in charge of the digitization infrastructure and the digital preservation program of the University Libraries. He coordinates the activities of the SAFE distributed preservation network, an international LOCKSS network operated by seven partner universities. He is also actively involved in various research data management activities at ULB.Anthony is an engineer in electronics and telecommunications with a PhD in microelectronics (ULB) and has been a researcher for almost ten years in collaboration with several industrial partners.

Presentation: Building a complete RDM ecosystem for your researchers
To support the adoption of FAIR data principles by their researchers, we believe it is essential that a university provide the appropriate tools and solutions that will facilitate data sharing, reuse, and preservation. This talk presents our project to deploy a complete, self-hosted, digital ecosystem of open source solutions to support research data management.

The environment includes user-friendly and interoperable solutions that span the entire research data lifecycle: from helping to write data management plans that meet institutional funder
requirements, to storing and sharing data, source code and documentation, to an institutional data repository for long-term preservation. In conjunction with adequate institutional policies and researcher training and support, we believe that this ecosystem can facilitate data sharing and reuse, promote research integrity, and encourage open science practices.

David Lesser, UCSD Innovation center

David Lesser is the director of UC San Diego’s newly opened campus-wide Makerspace. He earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the University of Arizona, while serving as president of the regional makerspace. Merging both University and makerspace approaches, he worked on a variety of research and teaching efforts, from building a radio telescope at Ridge A Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, to creating numerous programs to teach hands-on, interdisciplinary engineering and design for students from elementary school to University.

Presentation: Makerspaces, Old and New – in Pursuit of Self-Sustaining, Collaborative Community
As Makerspaces become ever more popular and ever more central to University campuses, there is value in reflecting on the 20+ year history of maker- and hackerspaces, and what has made them uniquely impactful. By incorporating and building on those radical principles, we can create spaces that may become a central hub of creative campus life.

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, INDIHU.

Presentation: Digital Libraries for Digital Humanities – data mining from digital libraries

Rochelle Lundy, Stanford University Libraries

Rochelle Lundy is the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications at Stanford University Libraries. She coordinates services related to scholarly publishing, copyright, and open access, including implementation of Stanford University’s Open Access Policy and support for public access to funded research outputs. Prior to her career in academic libraries, she worked as an attorney specializing in copyright and media litigation.

Opening Keynote Presentation: The 2022 OSTP Memo: A Tectonic Shift in the US Research Landscape

Presentation: Responding to the 2022 OSTP Memo: Adapting Services at Stanford Libraries

Juuso Marttila, University of Jyväskylä

Ph.D. Juuso Marttila is a research data management expert in University of Jyväskylä and responsible for development of data management tools and services in the university. He is active on both national and international open science bodies, such as Finnish Open Science Coordination and European Open Science Cloud’s WGs.

Presentation: Re-Thinking Research Information – Towards more effective data management and data publishing
Most of the research information Universities have tends to come from publications, which often mean a considerable lag between the research itself and getting research information. Same holds true for published research data. More timely and richer research information could be gained from data management planning process, if tools used would deal with machine-actionable, structured data.

In University of Jyväskylä we’re in process of developing machine-actionable, dynamic data management planning tool with automated workflows. This development is aimed to both simplify the process for researchers and improve its quality – and in addition, it will provide vast collection of up-to-date research information for university. DMP tool is part of wider collection of tools for researchers that aim to use this information to provide this information to different processes and forms when needed, thus eliminating researchers’ need to repeat this information time after time again.

Of important note is that the data management tool aims to reach all researchers, not just those who are both willing and able to publish their data. With proper data management tools and support the proportion of published data can be increased, but it is important to remember to serve whole community – of which published datasets present only the tip of the iceberg.

My presentation will showcase how I think scope of research information gathering should be widened, how it is possible with our upcoming tools, how they can make researchers’ lives easier and how we can facilitate publishing research data with automations and targeted support.

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.

Presentation: Research libraries and society: how do we help fight against misinformation?
We live in a time of incredible scientific advances, from medical breakthroughs to molecular-size robots to explorations of deepest space. Many of these advances have changed our daily lives, allowing us to live longer, be healthier, and make smarter decisions about caring for our planet. Simultaneously the gulf between scientific researchers and the public has never been wider. The average person is bombarded every day with false data and information, questionable scientific claims and clear cases of deception. The contemporary library can play a role in better educating the population around it, improving society at large. This talk will take a brief look at how various organizations are working to make complex, difficult topics more accessible and understandable.

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
The Finnish National Open Science and Research Coordination promotes open science and research, as well as discussion on its opportunities, challenges and their solutions in Finland. The coordination model is based on collaboration between the steering group, expert panels and working groups. The whole is supported by Secretariat of the National Coordination for Open Science and Research in Finland (OSCAR), which operates in the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV) with funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture (OKM).

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

David Jiří Šlosar, Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship, FA, Charles University
Czech Republic

David Jiří Šlosar is a PhD student and lecturer at the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship, FA, Charles University. His research and teaching interests include science evaluation, scientometrics, information theory, philosophy of science and data analysis.

Since 2017, he has been working at the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences in the Bibliometrics and Scientometrics Department, where he creates the materials for the evaluation of science at the CAS and provides methodological support to the institutes. He also works on Open Science topics.

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 incentives for open access publishing increases with the rise of open science strategies on a global scale. The introduction of Stockholm University Press in 2014 was an initiative from the university management, where they wanted to create an alternative open access route for publishing digital and peer-reviewed content. The University Library was assigned the task to build this new service offer based on researchers’ needs. One of the first challenges was to gain trust within the own organisation to find publishing projects we could start working on.

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.

Roksana Wilk, Cyfronet AGH

Roksana Wilk is leader of an IT R&D team which specialises in end-to-end IT solutions for science and industry collaborating with science, in the UST computing center in Krakow. In Cyfronet she started in the team defining federated operations and was leading the business analysis for the Polish national e-infra: PLGrid. Defined and led the onboarding proces for the domain services in PLGrid. During her engagement in Cyfronet she became involved in EOSC-related projects and now acts as the institution’s coordinator for Open Science and EOSC activities. Co-chair of the EOSC Rules of Participation Task Force. Privately, graduate in biomedical engineering, neurobiology amateur and latin dances enthusiast.

Presentation: EOSC 101
The talk will introduce the concept of EOSC as an initiative supporting the open science activity and cross-disciplinary research across Europe. It will focus on its researchers-oriented capabilities with the introduction of EOSC Marketplace putting the emphasis on its capabilities towards the data stewards. In addition, it will present the current good practices in EOSC in the scope of data management and publishing various types of data sets and publications in open repositories acknowledged in EOSC.

Petr Žabička, Moravian Library
Czech Republic

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