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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.

Make sure you visit our virtual professional exhibition & networking space here: lbve.rs. You can also visit our virtual poster exhibition here and make sure to cast your vote for your favourite poster by filling in this form.

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Thursday, June 24 • 13:30 - 15:00
Session #7: Hand in Hand: Supporting Strong OA Communities

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Join our Session ‘Hand in Hand: Supporting Strong OA Communities’

This session will be chaired by Simone Kortekaas, Wageningen University & Research - Library, the Netherlands​
  • LYRASIS Research and an Inclusive Approach to Open Access, Celeste Feather, Heather Rosen, Sharla Lair, Jill Grogg, LYRASIS, United States
  • Networking and capacity building - How we support the open access community in Germany, Helene Brinken, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), Germany; Andreas Kirchner, University of Konstanz, Germany, Linda Martin, Universitätsbibliothek Bielefeld, Jochen Schirrwagen, Universitätsbibliothek Bielefeld, Jessika Rücknagel, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), Hannah Schneider, Kommunikations-, Informations-, Medienzentrum der Universtität Konstanz (KIM), Paul Schultze-Motel, Helmholtz Open Science Office, Agnieszka Wenninger, Open-Access-Büro Berlin (OABB)
  • Advancing Open Access in the Netherlands after 2020: from quantity to quality, Hans De Jonge, Dutch Resarch Council; Jeroen Sondervan, Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

This session will highlight the role that Open Access can play in bolstering scholarly communities. Our speakers will present various perspectives around this idea. Would you like to know how Open Access can help your library? You might find out in this session!

The first presentation by Hannah Rosen and Celeste Feather discusses the survey of predominantly United States higher education libraries conducted by LYRASIS Research in 2020 to understand the spectrum of attitudes and actions related to Open Access. Briefly, the results indicated that the U.S. approach to OA is decentralised, lacking the focused trends that are apparent in other areas of the world. This presentation will outline the results of the survey in more detail, as well as the conclusions LYRASIS has drawn and the work that has been undertaken to develop an inclusive approach to a variety of OA initiatives.
The second presentation by Helene Brinken and Andreas Kirchner will share experiences and interim results from a new project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): "open-access.network – Competency and Networking Platform in the Field of Open Access". The project builds on the open-access.net web portal providing information, transfer of competences and networking for the German Open Access community. The information, training and networking offers developed during this three-year project are aimed at researchers, research support staff, and the broader Open Access community.
The third presentation by Jeroen Sondervan, Jeroen Bosman, Bianca Kramer, and Hans de Jonge explores options to advance Open Access after 2021, using the Netherlands as a case study. Its premise is that there is a need to look at qualitative aspects of Open Access, alongside quantitative ones. The talk will first take stock of the progress that has been made before suggesting how to broaden the agenda. It is meant to act as a starting point to discuss what should be priorities to work on moving forward, including for research libraries, and also beyond the Dutch context.

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

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Jeroen Bosman

scholarly communication specialist, Utrecht University
Jeroen Bosman is subject librarian for Geosciences at Utrecht University Library and an expert in the field of Open Science, Open Access, citation databases and tools for scholarly communication.
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Bianca Kramer

Utrecht University Library
Bianca Kramer is librarian for life sciences and medicine at Utrecht University Library, with a strong focus on scholarly communication and Open Science.
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Helene Brinken

Project Officer open-access.network, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
With a background in information science Helene Brinken has been working for a range of open science and open access projects since 2017. Currently, she is project officer for open-access.network at the TIB. She develops new materials for the community and is responsible for conducting complementary surveys... Read More →
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Andreas Kirchner

Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) / University of Konstanz
Andreas Kirchner is project coordinator of open-access.network. He works in the Open Science team of the Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) of the University of Konstanz. He has a background in media studies and is one of the co-founders of the ScholarLed Open Access publisher meson press... Read More →
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Jeroen Sondervan

Open Access Publishing Consultant, Utrecht University
Jeroen Sondervan is Open Access Publishing Consultant at Utrecht University Library and currently appointed as project lead open access for the Utrecht University Open Science Programme.
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Hans De Jonge

Head of Open Science /, Dutch Resarch Council
Hans de Jonge is head of Open Science at the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
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Celeste Feather

Sr Dir for Content and Schol Comm Initiatives, LYRASIS
Celeste Feather: Celeste Feather is the Senior Director of Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives at LYRASIS, where she leads a team of experts who negotiate group licenses for online content, manage persistent identifier communities, and work with mission-aligned partners... Read More →
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Hannah Rosen

Strategist, Research and Scholarly Communication, LYRASIS
Hannah Rosen is a Strategist for Research and Scholarly Communication at LYRASIS. Within the Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives team she is responsible for managing vendor and not-for-profit partnerships, including, but not limited to, digitization vendors, open access... Read More →

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Simone Kortekaas

Head Research & Education support, Wageningen University & Research - Library
Head Research & Education Support, Wageningen University & Research - Library

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