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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!
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Friday, June 25 • 13:00 - 14:30
Session #11: Rocky Road: Opportunities & Challenges in Open Publishing

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Join our Session ‘Rocky Road: Opportunities & Challenges in Open Publishing’

This session will be chaired by Jo Rademakers, University Library Leuven, Belgium​
  • Monitoring Open Science, Laetitia Bracco, University of Lorraine, France
  • Behavioral reluctance in adopting open access publishing: Insights from a goal-directed perspective, Massimo Köster, KU Leuven, Belgium, Agnes Moors, Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 2: Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Jan De Houwer, Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Tony Ross-Hellauer, Open and Reproducible Research Group, Graz University of Technology, Austria, Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, Ghent University Library, Ghent University, Ghent, Frederick Verbruggen, Department of Experimental Psychology Ghent University, Ghent , Belgium
  • The Evolving Scholar - Rethinking publishing, Nicoleta Nastase, Frédérique Belliard, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, Antonio Romero, Orvium, Spain, Roberto Rabasco, Orvium, Spain, Paul Suijker, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

During our ‘Rocky Road: Opportunities & Challenges in Open Publishing’ session, you will get acquainted with inventive approaches to Open Publishing. The four speakers will discuss their use of innovative tools, frameworks, and publications. If this sounds right up your alley, please go ahead and sign up! 

In the first talk, Laetitia Bracco presents a steering tool to monitor the progress of Open Science within the scientific production of the University of Lorraine. Because the code used to develop this tool is freely accessible and reusable, and was designed in such a way as to allow simple and customizable reuse, any research institution can draw inspiration from it to build its own Monitor. This presentation will discuss the main conclusions of this work as well as the perspective considered for future development of the Monitor, which has already been used as a model by four other universities to publish their own.
The second presentation, by Massimo Köster, analyses the reluctance to publish in Open Access journals from the psychological perspective of individual researchers. He applies the goal-directed framework designed by Köster’s co-author to shed light on this type of behavioural reluctance and to organise and suggest possible interventions. They also list various factors that might contribute to behavioural reluctance in general and in the case of Open Access publishing, offering explanations for the reluctance to publish in OA journals. The discussion of each factor is followed by suggestions of potential intervention strategies to address the resulting reluctance.
Finally, Frédérique Belliard and Nicoleta Nastase discuss a new collaborative Open Access journal called The Evolving Scholar (ThES). Developed by TU Delft OPEN Publishing and Orvium (a CERN start-up), the mission of ThES orbits around researchers and their research outputs. Every research finding – negative or positive – deserves to be shared for the benefit of the scientific community and the general public; and every researcher matters regardless of the stage they are at in their career. One of the goals of ThES is to give more visibility and recognition to the non-classical form of publications and their authors. This interactive session intends to show the ThES workflow: submit, review, and publish in short-lived online collaboration.

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

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Massimo Koester

PhD Student, KU Leuven
Massimo Köster is a Doctoral Student at the KU Leuven. Before starting his PhD, he completed his Master’s degree in Social and Environmental Psychology at the University of Groningen. His current theoretical and empirical work at the KU Leuven focuses on goal-directed causes of... Read More →
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Nicoleta Nastase

R&D Engineer, Delft University of Technology
Innovation Consultant at TU Delft Open. She is passionate about innovative solutions, scholarly publishing, rewards and recognition models, gamification and UX. Powered by curiosity, enjoys learning and discovering new things.
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Frédérique Belliard

Publishing Officer, Delft University of Technology
Open publishing/ open access advocate and open scholarly communication lead at the TU Delft Library. She is a fervent supporter of Open Science and strives to help researchers disseminating their work as well as getting recognition.
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Laetitia Bracco

Data librarian, University of Lorraine
Laetitia Bracco is Library Curator at the University of Lorraine. She holds the position of data librarian. She assists doctoral students and researchers in the management of their research data. She also works in the field of bibliometrics. She is co-pilot of the Data - Open Science... Read More →


Jo Rademakers

University Library Leuven, Belgium

Friday June 25, 2021 13:00 - 14:30 CEST