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This year, the LIBER 2021 Conference is a special one indeed. That’s because our organisation is celebrating our 50th anniversary and this year also marks the 50th conference that we’ve run. Over the years our conference has served as a vibrant hub for research libraries from all over Europe. Hence, this is a milestone to be celebrated and we are very excited to welcome you at our upcoming (virtual) conference!
The conference will be digitally co-hosted by our colleagues at the University of Belgrade Library in Serbia. As such, we aim to recreate and showcase our vibrant community that is the LIBER Network, while at the same time hosting our conference online and ensuring the safety of all conference participants.

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Thursday, June 24 • 13:30 - 15:00
Session #5: How Can Open Infrastructures Support the Role of Research Libraries? FULL

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Join our Session ‘How Can Open Infrastructure Support the Role of Research Libraries?’

This session will be chaired by Maaike Napolitano, KB, National library of The Netherlands​
  • Knowledge Graph for a more holistic access of artifacts in Digital Libraries, Fidan Limani, Atif Latif, Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany
  • How Open Infrastructure Benefits Libraries, Joanna Ball, Royal Danish Library; Niels Stern, OAPEN; Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna, Italy; James MacGregor, Public Knowledge Project, Canada
  • From principles to reality : How OPERAS Research Infrastructure paves the way to Open Knowledge, Suzanne Dumouchel, CNRS (Huma-Num), France, Emilie Blotière, CNRS (Huma-Num), France, Judith Schulte, Max Weber Stufung, Germany, Tiziana Lombardo, Net7

The three presentations in this session will showcase the wide range of opportunities Open Infrastructures can offer research libraries. The speakers will highlight different approaches, perspectives, initiatives, platforms, and more. If you would like to know more about this topic, this may be the session for you!

In the first presentation, Fidan Limani explores the integration of scholarly artifacts from the domain of economics using Knowledge Graphs (KG). An initial version of the KG is presented and discussed, all the while keeping a library perspective on the process. Use cases enabled by this approach are also deliberated on, such as opportunities for researchers to interact with multiple facets of a research endeavour (in terms of research deliverables), cases that involve resource complementarity, or those that involve certain research deliverables across providers or collection origin. A final item to discuss includes the methodology used to design, develop, and maintain the current KG and its future extension.
In the second presentation, James MacGregor, Niels Stern, Silvio Peroni and Joanna Ball discuss the benefits of Open Infrastructure for libraries. Libraries benefit from Open Infrastructure, including projects such as the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), OAPEN, OpenCitations, and Open Journal Systems (OJS), by receiving access to free content and services that help in establishing quality and discoverability. However, they offer libraries much more than just cost-free alternatives to commercial infrastructures. They are also Open in the sense that they have community-based governance models and opportunities for community input into their future developments and directions. In this presentation , we will hear from three Open Infrastructures currently supported by the SCOSS program – discussing how they involve contributing libraries in their governance.
In the third and final presentation, Emilie Blotière and Tiziana Lombardo address two services provided by OPERAS and funded by the European Commission – the Research for Society service, under the COESO project (Swafs call) and the Discovery platform for Social Science and Humanities resources (data and publications, profiles and projects), under the TRIPLE project (INFRAEOSC call). The talk will include an introduction of OPERAS and the two services, a discussion on the interoperability and complementarity between these platforms, and an explanation on how the complementarity facilitates institutional funding.

* This session is being recorded. By joining the session, you are consenting to be recorded.

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James MacGregor

James MacGregor is currently the interim Managing Director of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). He has been working with PKP since 2007, and has dabbled in documentation writing, development, support, and outreach over the years. James coordinated the development of PKP's Publishing... Read More →
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Joanna Ball

Head of Roskilde University Library, Royal Danish Library
Joanna Ball is Head of Roskilde University Library, and also leads the Royal Danish Library’s Open Science strategic initiative to develop collaborative Open Science services across its three university libraries: Aarhus, Copenhagen and Roskilde. She has previously held leadership... Read More →
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Fidan Limani

Research assistant, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
With a background in computer science and information systems, since 2017 he is engaged with (national) research data infrastructure projects. This includes research data management aspects and services implementation for different research communities, with foci on analysis and implementation... Read More →
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Niels Stern

Director, OAPEN & Directory of Open Access Books
Niels Stern is director of OAPEN. He began his career in scholarly book publishing in 2003. Co-founder of the OAPEN project in 2008. Head of Publishing at the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011. Since 2014 independent expert for the European Commission on open science and e-infrastructures... Read More →
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Silvio Peroni

University of Bologna
Silvio Peroni is Director of OpenCitations (http://opencitations.net/). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and is an Associate Professor at the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies, University of Bologna. He is one of the main developers of the SPAR (Semantic... Read More →
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Emilie Blotière

European project manager, CNRS (Huma-Num)
Project Manager of H2020 funded TRIPLE project (N°863420) and design engineer in CNRS (Huma-Num infrastructure). She is member of the OPERAS coordination team, research infrastructure devoted to Open Scholarly Communication in Social Sciences and Humanities. She graduated with a... Read More →
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Tiziana Lombardo

Senior Project Manager, Net7
Project Management and Business Development Senior Expert. She has over 15 years of experience as project coordinator within R&D IT related International Collaboration Projects. During these years she gained relevant experience in managing ICT and innovation projects in public and... Read More →

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Maaike Napolitano

coordinator of Delpher, KB, national library of The Netherlands
Coordinator of Delpher, KB, national library of The Netherlands

Thursday June 24, 2021 13:30 - 15:00 CEST