OPERAS Conference

OPERAS Conference

Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge

31 May – 1 June 2018, Athens

OPERAS Conference 31 May - 1 June 2018

OPERAS held its first conference, organized by the National Documentation Centre (EKT/NHRF), from 31 May – 1 June 2018 in Athens.

The conclusions of the conference are now available here: http://www.ekt.gr/en/news/22058.

You can download all presentations, photos and the live video here: http://www.ekt.gr/el/events/program/21642. Please note that this page is only available in Greek.

More reports of the OPERAS Conference:

The scholarly communication landscape in Europe experiences rapid changes with the development of Open Science. These changes are impacting stakeholders across several countries differently. Among many challenges the academic community is facing, a prominent one is how to efficiently coordinate research activities from multiple disciplines, based on different skills and organized in several countries. The OPERAS research infrastructure approaches the coordination challenge in a transition to Open Science context, particularly for the humanities and social sciences.

The conference is addressing all stakeholders involved in open scholarly communication activities: researchers, librarians, publishers, digital infrastructure managers, editors, research policy makers, and funders.


Download the programme pdf: OPERAS Conference Programme 2018/05

31 May 2018

9:00–9:30 Registration
9:30–10:00 Welcome

Evi Sachini, Director of National Documenation Centre (EKT)

Pierre Mounier, Coordinator of OPERAS and Deputy Director of OpenEdition

10:00–10:30 Keynote: Open Science in Europe

Victoria Tsoukala, Policy Officer, Unit Open Data Policies and Science Cloud, European Commission

10:30–11:00 Designing an Infrastructure for Open Scholarly Communication: OPERAS-D Findings

Pierre Mounier, Coordinator of OPERAS and Deputy Director of OpenEdition

11:00–11:30 Coffee Break
11:30–13:00 Scholarly E-Infrastructures Across Europe: Models of Coordination

Moderator: Matthew Dovey, Head of e-Infrastructure Strategy, Jisc

Coordination through market: Eelco Ferwerda (OAPEN), Graham Stone (Jisc)

Coordination through government: Pierre Mounier (OpenEdition), Michael Kaiser (MWS), Maciej Maryl (IBL  PAN), Marina Angelaki (EKT)

Coordination through community: Elena Giglia (University of Turin), Delfim Leão (Coimbra University), Jadranka Stojanovski (University of Zadar)

13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:30 Poster Session

What is at stake? Presentation of the OPERAS working groups‘ White Papers.

15:30–16:00 Coffee Break
16:00–17:00 Funding Opportunities to Support Open Scholarly Communication

Moderator: Daša Radovič, International Cooperation Manager, OpenEdition

Victoria Tsoukala (European Commission), Lars Bjørnshauge (DOAJ), Suzanne Dumouchel (Huma-Num)

17:00–17:30 Keynote: A View from America (Canada)

John Willinsky, Director of the Public Knowledge Project

1 June 2018

9:00–9:30 Registration
9:30–10:00 Keynote: A View from America (Brazil)

Abel Packer, Director of SciELO

10:00–11:30 EOSC: The Vertical Coordination Challenge

Moderator: Suzanne Dumouchel, Huma-Num and DARIAH Program Implementation Officer

Damien Lecarpentier (EUDAT), Laurent Romary (DARIAH), Matthew Dovey (EGI), Natalia Manola (OpenAIRE)

11:30–12:00 Coffee Break
12:00–13:00 Flipping Journals or Changing the System? The Need for Coordination

Moderator: Thomas Stäcker, Director of Darmstadt University Library

Jacques Lafait (University of Jussieu, Jussieu Call), Dirk Pieper (University of Bielefeld, OA2020 Initiative), Saskia de Vries (FOAA)

13:00–13:45 Conclusion and next Conference
13:45–15:00 Lunch
15:00–17:00 OPERAS Partners Meeting (by invitation only)


For questions and further information, please contact Marina Angelaki, National Documentation Centre (EKT/NHRF): mangelaki[at]ekt.gr


OPERAS Conference - 31 May 2018

Registration at the OPERAS Conference (CC BY 4.0)

OPERAS Conference, Pierre Mounier, 31 May 2018

Pierre Mounier, OpenEdition & OPERAS Coordinator (©EKT/NHRF)

Victoria Tsoukala, European Commission (©EKT/NHRF)

Marina Angelaki, EKT (©EKT/NHRF)


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