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Dale Askey, McMaster University

Dale Askey currently serves as the Associate University Librarian for Library & Learning Technologies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he also occupies the role of Administrative Director of the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. He has filled a wide range of roles in libraries, primarily in collection development, public services, Web services, and information technology management. After starting out in libraries and IT at Washington University in St. Louis, he embarked on his professional library career at the University of Utah, with subsequent stays at Yale University and Kansas State University before joining McMaster in 2011. In 2009-2010, he was a visiting professor in electronic publishing and multimedia at the University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, teaching in their library science, publishing, and museum studies programs. His ongoing research project is to document the cultural manifestations of the German-speaking minority that remained in the Czech and Slovak Republics after the 1946 expulsion decrees.

Presentation: Building an Affordable Geographically Distributed Storage Array: An Example from Canada
In 2015, the Ontario Council of University Libraries successfully launched the Ontario Library Research Cloud (OLRC), a 1.2 PB geographically distributed storage array. The main intent is to enable the member libraries to enact strong preservation practices and policies for their critical digital assets, as well as to enable them to support emerging forms of scholarship such as the digital humanities. As the OLRC matures, it faces challenges, such as establishing pricing levels that will sustain its operation and growth as well as how and whether to expand to a Canadian national platform. This talk will review its development and operation with particular emphasis on the issues currently faced by member libraries as they use its capacity.


  David Ball, SPARC Europe
the Netherlands

David Ball was for 18 years University Librarian at Bournemouth, where he created a vibrant library service, chiefly electronic in delivery. He won two prestigious national awards: the quinquennial SCONUL Library Design Award 2007 and the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award for the Outstanding Library Team 2009.

In 2012 he set up David Ball Consulting, specialising in scholarly communication and Open Science/Open Access. Clients include: Public Library of Science (PLoS); the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften; City University London; UKeiG (UK Electronic Information Group); Jisc Collections; EBSCO; Public Health England.

For two years he was Project Officer for SPARC Europe on two European Open Science projects: PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research – http://www.pasteur4oa.eu/) and FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research – https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/project/). He is currently Project Office for OAPEN on the Horizon 2020 HIRMEOS project (High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science infrastructure).

While in Uganda he also worked with the Coalition of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL), funded by EIFL, on Open Access policy development and implementation.

Presentation: Making Open the default in Europe
SPARC Europe is striving to make ‘Open’ the default with its new strategy for 2020. Research Performing Organisations (RPOs), i.e. universities and other research institutions, and Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) are critical in taking this work forward with their policy and implementation programmes.

A recent SPARC Europe study has shown that many international organisations in Europe are involved in supporting Open Science (and Open Access) communities in the areas of Open Access, Open Data, research data management, or Open Educational Resources for example. Patterns show that there is an abundance of information, guidance, incl. recommendations or education and training stemming from a range of institutions. White areas also exist where less work is being carried out such as policy monitoring, enforcement, young researchers and leadership for example. International organisations are well positioned to facilitate further progress in Open Science that is of global or European interest, also by sharing international good practice. SPARC Europe will discuss how it intends to bring about more rapid change on the road to making ‘Open’ the default by addressing cultural change amongst researchers, supporting Open Science infrastructure sustainability, and through more engagement with more scholars and research managers, and OS support professionals whilst putting this in the context of what is being done in Europe.


  Mark Bouwensch, Oracle

Mark Bouwensch joined Oracle Digital Media Solutions (DMS) in June 2016 after being sales responsible in CEE in the Media and Cable Industry from 2013 onwards. Mark has a long track record within the IT industry and is a great sparring partner on different topics and challenges his customers face. His focus now lays on the long time preservation of media assets as the digital heritage of our civilization.

Presentation: Digital archive. Our heritage for the generations to come.
Whether preserving the written word, photographs, video of history in the making, or copyrighted film and audio recordings, it’s absolutely vital that the archived content is exactly the same as it was when created. Memory Institutions across the world are building huge digital repositories and are often struggling with how to manage this and how to make sure the content is preserved over time. Often it turns out that choices from the (recent) past led to content being lost or corrupted, or content that can be kept only at huge costs. A secure, active archive is the best solution to overcome these challenges.

Oracle DIVArchive is the world’s leading and most trusted Content Storage Management (CSM) software, used to build Active Archives, for customers that want to preserve their digital content. It enables customers to build scalable solutions for rich media asset storage, management and long-term preservation. Any device that creates, accesses or consumes rich media content that is integrated with DIVArchive can leverage a unified storage infrastructure combining multiple storage technologies with limitless scale. DIVArchive provides a storage abstraction layer and transparently manages multiple storage tiers, asset lifecycles, replication, preservation, technology migration and more on behalf of any number of user applications, workflows and environments.

Tamara Butigan Vučaj, National Library of Serbia

Tamara Butigan Vučaj is the Head of Digital Library Department at the National Library of Serbia since the end of 2016 for the second time and Serbian national representative in DARIAH-ERIC from 2014. As librarian and engineer, she has been working at the Serbian national library since 1997, at the different positions, beginning with the one of subject librarian and including those of Head of Digital Library Department from 2006 to 2011, Coordinator of the International Cooperation and Projects from 2012 to 2015 and Deputy Director during 2015 and 2016. She is an active member of Europeana Network and contributed in several Europeana task forces and a couple of European projects and COST actions as well as in the projects of European integrations in Serbia. She’s been active in CENL from 2012 and IIPC from 2016. Tamara is a member of the DARIAH Serbia team and co-chair of the DARIAH working group for digital humanities in libraries.

Presentation: From digital library to digital humanities and back
The use of new tools and methods offered by digital technologies highlights the crucial contribution that libraries, together with research institutions and individual scholars, can make toward transforming the way research is conducted today. In this talk, I will focus on the role of DARIAH Serbia (DARIAH-RS) in encouraging libraries, in general, and digital libraries, in particular, to develop and manage strong relationships with and beyond the DARIAH community. DARIAH-ERIC brought the spirit of digital humanities to Serbia. The National Library of Serbia as the first institutional partner in DARIAH-RS has a particular responsibility in this area.

Steven Claeyssens, National Library of the Netherlands
the Netherlands

Dr. Steven Claeyssens studied Philology (Ghent University) and Book and Publishing Studies (Leiden University) and obtained his PhD from Leiden University (history of publishing). He is the Curator of Digital Collections at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands.

Presentation: What do Digital Humanists want from a library? Experiences from a national library.
A new field asks for a new approach in assisting our patrons. At the National Library of the Netherlands (KB), we have ample experience with assisting Digital Humanities scholars. However, we found there is no one way solution for catering for the needs of Digital Humanists.

This talk presents our experiences with assisting DH scholars by reflecting upon their requirements for both data selection and tool use. We identified both valuable as well as incompatible user requirements, indicating the conflicting expectations and interests of different disciplines and researchers. We therefore argue that a close collaboration between scholars and librarians is essential if we really want to advance the use of digital libraries in the field of Digital Humanities.

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.

Presentation: The Evolving Digital Ecosystem: How Networked Services Are Overtaking Digital Silos
While digital humanities, digital scholarship, digital preservation and digital repositories have now seen more than a decade of discussion and development, recent shifts in technology, business models and the international research environment show trending away from stand-alone and disconnected systems to a more integrated ecosystem with better defined, generalized services. Drawing on examples from Stanford and the open source community, Tom’s talk will feature some noteworthy recent advances, and overall trends that libraries, research institutions and anyone involved broadly in scholarly communication should be watching.

Jennifer Green, University of Michigan

Jennifer Green is the new Dean of the Barnard College Library. Previously, she was the Director of Research Data Services (RDS) and Head of Science, Engineering, and the Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Data at the University of Michigan. She provided strategic and adaptive leadership for 17 librarians across 4 units, in addition to managing and supporting day to day operations. Through RDS, she directed a library-wide initiative to knit data knowledge, training and service into the fabric of the University Library and create and support a network of services for data from all disciplines at the university and throughout the research lifecycle.

While at the University of Michigan she created and implemented numerous services and spaces at Michigan including the Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Data.

As a data librarian her contributions to local, national and international data efforts are reflected through her leadership in IASSIST, the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology, and participation in RDA, the Research Data Alliance. Her research has focused on social-side of data; how to best assess community needs for services to create sustainable and valuable services. Most recently, she has focused on assisting the nascent Data Refuge effort to create a preservation-worthy platform for fragile digital data and documents.

Presentation: Complexity, Interdependence, and Scale: The Problem of Research Data from the Service Angle
The problems, scope and complexity of research data are not new at this point. Many institutions have invested in one or two positions to address local needs and establish services that are either less specific and broad based or deeply specific and limited. At the University of Michigan we have created services to scale, integrating data services into the role of the department liaison. To accommodate for the differences in disciplinary cultures and research products, we have created a framework for understanding this service engagement in context. At the heart of the program is a program of data interviews, that create a robust mechanism of feedback and workflows for the creation of better and better digital infrastructure solutions to preserve research data. This talk will focus on the specifics of the program creation and roll-out of the service program as well as the programmatic and strategic links to the technology creation and implementation.

Veli-Pekka Hyttinen, SciFinder

I worked as free-lance translator of patent and scientific texts from English, German and Swedish into Finnish language, and a tour guide escorting foreign tourist groups in Finland and in Sovjet Union and later in Russia during years 1987-96. I was a part of an international research group while studied molecular biology of ECHO viruses in 1989-92 in University of Turku, Finland. Intellectual Property and especially patents have played an important role in my life since 1992, first as a Patent Examiner of biotech and genetic engineering applications, then as a Patent Information Specialist at Neste Oyj. In 1997 I started as an Information Specialist the National Board of Patent and Registration of Finland (Finnish Patent Office). For years 2004-2008 I worked as a Head of Information Services developing patent information network and services, and building the network of Innovation Agents and Professionals in Finland.

Currently, since June 1, 2008 I am a Regional Marketing Manager representing SciFinder and Chemical Abstracts Service, CAS, a world leader of chemistry in 20 Central and Eastern European countries including Russian Federation.

I have also been an active member of the international network of information professionals since 1997, a board member of in 2000-2004 and a Vice President for Finnish Information Specialists for years 2004-2008.

Workshop: SciFinder Workshop


  Marja Kokko, University of Jyväskylä

Marja Kokko is an information specialist and has been working at the university library since 2009. From 2012 she has been coordinator of research services (of our library). She is also coordinator of the plagiarism team of the university. She is a member of the ethical committee of the university and worked closely with their strategic planning and development unit (duties: development of bibliometric evaluations and data management planning). She has a researcher background and is still working closely with different research groups as an information specialist.

Presentation: Librarians, Humanities and Open Science Movement
Traditionally libraries along with archives and museums (so called memory organizations) have been the most important infrastructure to researchers who come from humanities. Scholarly communication has been based on process that can simplify to as collecting data, analysis, construction and writing. Publishing channels have been until last few years traditional printed journals. For librarian there has not been any challenging role but index and put the journals in order to the shelfs.


  Natalie K. Meyers, Center for Open Science

Natalie K. Meyers is a Partnerships and Collaborations Manager is a Partnerships and Collaborations manager at the Center for Open Science (cos.io) during a part-time leave from her faculty role as an E-Research librarian at the University of Notre Dame. At COS, Natalie works with software developers and platform providers to facilitate integrations that connect research information and researchers’ tools. At her university, she devotes a significant part of her time as an embedded data librarian and is a member of senior personnel for the USA’s NSF funded Data and Software Preservation for Open Science (daspos.org ) project, and co-PI for a US National Leadership Planing Grant to address needs for preserving data and software. Natalie helps pioneer and provide research data consulting services, including more in-depth data management services in support of grant-funded research.

Presentation: Reproducibility and The Open Science Framework
Open, transparent and reproducible science is stronger science. Sharing scientific materials – and being transparent about the research process and its contributors – is desirable but not incentivized or facilitated enough. Publishing norms incentivize novel, positive results over complete reporting. Researchers produce a variety of materials during their research process: data, code, and other materials essential to reproducibility that may never actually appear or be made fully accessible in research publications. The Center for Open Science (COS) seeks to both facilitate and incentivize better practices by fostering communities, and by conducting metascience research on the overall process as well as through building infrastructure that makes it easier to conduct open science. This talk focuses on the infrastructure of reproducibility and The Open Science Framework (OSF; http://osf.io), a free, open-source web application. The OSF connects information across all phases of the research lifecycle and enhances transparency in the process with features to support content management, collaboration, file storage, version control, and sharing within both private and public workflows.


  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 that originated with funds from the Library of Congress’ NDIIPP Program. Chronopolis is also a founding partner in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN), helping set a new national digital preservation agenda.

Presentation: Representing Campus Research Data in a Comprehensive Tool
David will present on the current status of work in the Research Data Curation Program in the UC San Diego Library. This will include an update on the Library’s data repository, new training being conducted around research methods, and a new research metadata catalog being built with the SHARE program.


  Pekka Olsbo, University of Jyväskylä

Mr. Pekka Olsbo MA, Head of Publishing, Manager of the Publishing Unit. Mr. Olsbo is currently working in the Open Science Centre of the University of Jyväskylä. There he has been the manager of the Publishing Unit since 1999 and he is leading the development of publishing activities of the University. He is also leading the open science development of the University and is currently working in several national working groups within the Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative. In 2014-2016, he was the chairman of the Finnish Open Access to publications working group and the project manager of the project Finland – A model country for green open access. He has been a speaker in several international conferences and has written many articles about open access and electronic publishing.

Presentation: A Service Model for Green Open Access in Finland – Why, What and How?
Finland aims to be one of the leading countries in open science by 2017. The Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative have set national goals for open science which follow the guidelines and aims set up by the EU.

Open access to research publications is the most advanced field of open science both in EU and in Finland. However the goals defined in EU policies and by the Finnish Initiative are very ambitious: by 2017 60 % of scientific research papers should be open access and by the year 2020 EU is reaching for full open access.

The resent discussion around open access has been very much concentrated on negotiations with big publishers and on developing the possibilities of gold open access. Nevertheless the reality in Finland and in many other countries is that by gold open access these goals of openness are just not reachable. Therefore, we need green open access and repositories.

In Finland, the progress of green open access started around the year 2010. However, the development was week and no real results were reached until 2015. In 2015 a project called Finland – a model country for green open access was started under the leadership of the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Eastern Finland. The aim of this project was to lift the green open access activity in Finland to international top level. At the heart of this project was a model created in the University of Jyväskylä. The model is based on creation of centralized services and minimizing the efforts spent on the process. Model also focuses on the quality of metadata created during the process because without qualified metadata the analysis of the development of open access is impossible.

During the project in 2015-2016, the number of deposited articles in Finnish repositories has more than tripled. In the University of Jyväskylä, the deposit rate of peer reviewed research articles has risen from 16% to 53%. At the same time the work effort for registering the publications in the current research information system and for the process of depositing the articles has lowered tremendously and the quality of metadata is very high.

This paper focuses on describing the centralized service model of green open access and how the open access goals set by EU and the Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative can be reached.


  Lisa Otty, University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Lisa Otty is a Project Officer at EDINA, a national centre for digital expertise based at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her work focuses on digital scholarship and supporting the long term sustainability of digital research publications, through projects such as KeepSafe, Keepers Extra , and SafeNet+ . Lisa’s background is in the history of literature and publishing: she has a PhD in English Literature and has held several research fellowships, including AHRC fellowships at the University of Dundee and Edinburgh, and a visiting fellowship at the University of Texas. Prior to joining EDINA, she held a Lectureship in English and Digital Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

Workshop: KeepSafe project (LOCKSS)
In recent decades, digital publishing has revolutionised access to scholarly content. However managing continuing and post-cancellation access over time presents a variety of issues: journals transfer between publishers, titles are repacked within deals, subscriptions are cancelled, entitlement information is lost, and journal content can disappear if publishers fail. The international library community has supported the development of global archives such as Portico and CLOCKSS, but there is growing interest in supplementing such projects with local solutions.

Led by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh and Stanford University, KeepSafe Europe brings together representatives from a network of European universities and consortia to share knowledge and best practice as they develop local hosting projects. This workshop offers participants the chance to learn about these European projects, reflect on the prospect of comparable activities in their own country or region, and to explore topics such as licensing, working with entitlement data, setting up local hosting infrastructure, and using local hosting to support researchers.


  Martine Oudenhoven, LIBER
the Netherlands

As community engagement officer at LIBER, Martine Oudenhoven is responsible for engagement related activities and dissemination of two EU projects: the AARC project on federated authentication and authorization and the OpenMinTeD project on text and data mining. Before joining LIBER in 2016, she worked as communication advisor at Leiden University Medical Center and the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. She is also a member of the core team of ScienceOnline Leiden, an open community that experiments with new ways of communicating science. Martine has a background in biology (MSc from Wageningen University) and communication. She is experienced in connecting and engaging multidisciplinary communities, science communication and outreach and strategic communications of scientific and scholarly consortia, organisations and higher education.

Presentation: Libraries at the centre: engaging the community for open science
LIBER – the Association of European Research Libraries – is the main network for research libraries in Europe. Founded in 1971, the association now includes more than 400 national, university and other libraries. LIBER’s mission is to help research libraries to support world-class research. One of the key aspects of this mission, is to enable open science.

As a library membership organization, LIBER advocates on issues related to open science such as copyright and open access. For instance, LIBER brought global experts together to draft a collective statement, The Hague Declaration on knowledge discovery in the digital age, to show policy makers the strength of support in the research community for better access to facts, data and ideas. Moreover, LIBER is involved in nine EU projects, all to do with addressing barriers on the path towards open science. One of these projects is OpenMinTeD, that is building an open infrastructure for text and data mining. In this project, LIBER leads the task of community engagement.

Different communities have to collaborate for open science to happen, and that’s why it is crucial to engage these communities, from researchers and technical service providers to policy makers and publishers. Libraries are uniquely placed to take a central role in this engagement, while at the same time developing other tools and services that support excellence in open science.


  Jessica Parland-von Essen, CSC – IT center for science

Jessica Parland-von Essen, PhD, historian and librarian, lectures and writes on digital humanities and research data management. Parland-von Essen works with open science both in her daily work at CSC – IT center for science and as board member of Open Knowledge Finland.

Presentation: Towards Open Science and Research in Finland – Strategies and services
For a couple of years open science has been a focus area in national research policy in Finland and results are beginning to show. The Initiative for Open Science and Research launched in 2014 has led to wide adoption of research data policies and better awareness of open access and of the importance of good research data management. Work has been done in large inclusive networks and in cooperation with the cultural heritage sector. Digital preservation and training programs have been set up. An important part of the plan is to offer proper services for research data management through the complete life cycle of data and research. (Roadmap 2014, Tuomi 2016)


  Maciej Piasecki, WRuT

Dr. Maciej Piasecki is an Associated Professor at Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Politechnika Wrocławska) and a founder and coordinator of the G4.19 Language Technology and Computational Linguistics Research Group (http://nlp.pwr.edu.pl). Maciej is also the Polish National Coordinator in the CLARIN ERIC (www.clarin.eu) – a Pan-European language technology research infrastructure for Humanities and Social Sciencs. Maciej is the coordinator of the Polish CLARIN-PL research consortium (http://clarin-pl.eu), as well as the head of CLARIN-PL Language Technology Centre (CLT) – the Polish node of the CLARIN ERIC distributed infrastructure. Maciej holds PhD in Computer Science for work on Natural Language Processing. Maciej has been also a leader of the Polish wordnet project – plWordNet (http://plwordnet.pwr.edu.pl) since its very beginning in 2005 till now. He is a member of the Global WordNet Association Board since the year 2010. Maciej is also a member of the board of DARIAH-PL (http://dariah.pl) – a Polish part of the DARIAH European research infrastructure for Humanities and Arts.

The main research areas of Maciej are: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Engineering and Human Language Technology. Maciej’s main research topics are: automated extraction of the lexico-semantic knowledge from text corpora, semi-automatic wordnet expansion, Distributional Semantics, relational lexical semantics and shallow semantic processing of text. Maciej has been also working on morpho-syntactic processing of Polish (co-author of the first publicly available morpho-syntactic tagger of Polish called TaKIPI, that received many applications), Information Extraction, Open Domain Question Answering, formal semantics and Machine Translation. Maciej has a background in software engineering and he is active in the area of Human Computer Interaction.

Presentation: CLARIN-PL – Combining Local and Global Aspects in the Language Technology Infrastructure for Researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences
CLARIN-PL – Combining Local and Global Aspects in the Language Technology Infrastructure for Researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences CLARIN (www.clarin.eu) is a language technology research for Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS). Language technology (LT) is a combination of language resources (databases describing different aspects of the natural language, e.g. lexico-semantic networks representing word meanings) and language tools (programs for processing text and speech). LT is a basis for research application that enable statistical analysis of collections of text and speech recordings, i.e. distant reading paradigm of H&SS, as well as facilitates discovering examples of particular phenomena, i.e. close reading. CLARIN works on lowering barriers that prevent wider spread of LT in H&SS research. CLARIN infrastructure consists of a network of LT centres located in different countries. The centres provide repositories of language resources described in a uniform meta-data standard, as well as sets of language tools and research applications. A combination of them with the resources of digital libraries can be very profitable for H&SS researchers.

In the talk we will present both, globally, the central functions of the CLARIN infrastructure, and, locally, we will focus on the characteristic features of CLARIN-PL (www.clarin-pl.eu) – the Polish part of this infrastructure. CLARIN-PL is very concerned with development of the basic robust language technology for Polish, linking it to the rest of the infrastructure, and searching for possibilities of combing it with existing text collections. Finally, we will share our experience of close cooperation between CLARIN-PL and selected key users from H&SS in their research tasks that results in construction of research applications which are next generalised next to whole types of tasks.


  Peter Porosz, Elsevier

Presentation: Research Nation Slovakia – An overview of research performance of the Slovak Republic in Central Europe and the European Union, 2012-2016
Slovakia has produced significant growth in research over the past five years on the European scene. In this presentation, we will look into the details of the development, highlighting key drivers and emerging areas of competency. We are also investigating the performance of Slovak researchers compared to the rest of the ‘Visegrad Four’ nations of Czechia, Poland and Hungary, as well as providing a broader European comparison. Analysis will be drawn using the Elsevier Scopus and Scival platforms, which provide the broadest and deepest view into global research performance.


  Artur Povodor, Qulto

Presentation: Qulto inside: repository based attraction (case studies)
With the presentation we would like to show the audience the newest trends from our R&D and projects we finalized over the last years. This is a mix of both librarian and museum projects where we can see the example of the use and reuse of repositories. Project are connected to: Virtual libraries, Open Access repositories, Integrated libraries, digital humanities, knowledge management and some intresting interactive use (games, guides, interactive touch screens) of metadata and digital content from integrated collection management systems.


  Guillaume Rivalle, Clarivate Analytics

Guillaume Rivalle holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Manchester Metropolitan University and started working 15 years ago for Clarivate Analytics (formerly the I&P Science business of Thomson Reuters) as polymer specialist. His first assignment was to help build the company’s patent content in the Derwent database. He then specialised in scholarly publication discovery and bibliometric analysis. Guillaume now manages a team of solution experts across Europe.

Presentation: Open Research Data and Open Access publications: How do they sit in the Web of Science Citation universe?
Open Science is made available by the scientific community in various forms. In the Web of Science citation universe, Clarivate Analytics selects and indexes Open Access publication sources as well as Open Access research Data repositories. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how these pieces of open science are interconnected to the benefit of the research community and how they are performing in terms of impact in their respective fields. Recent initiatives (e.g. altmetrics) and future directions for Clarivate Analytics’ solutions and services will be mentioned in the presentation, too.


  Stijn van Rossem, Institute of Historical Research

Dr. Stijn van Rossem is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Historical Research in London. His fields of expertise are book history, history of graphic design, digital humanities and engagement. He graduated from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with Masters degrees in History and Education, and in 2014, he completed his PhD in History at the Universiteit Antwerpen with a dissertation on the publishing strategies of the Verdussen family of printers in Antwerp from 1589-1689. Dr. Van Rossem has been a Visiting Professor at the School of Arts Gent, for several years where he teaches courses on the history and theory of graphic design. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor at the Plantin Typographic Institute in Antwerp and in 2013 he was the Director of the Museum of Letters and Manuscripts in Brussels. In 2014, he chaired the international conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing held in Antwerp. He was the project officer for the Consortium of European Research Libraries at the CENDARI project and responsible for the organisation of the Trusted Users Group.

Presentation: Large-scale digital infrastructures and their users. Experiences from the CENDARI project
As the field of digital humanities evolves, it still appears to suffer from a split between large-scale digital infrastructures and the researchers who will use the created digital humanities tools. These infrastructures are often developed by institutions or consortia at an international level. Some of the more ambitious recent projects, such as the CENDARI project, were created under the 7th framework programme of the European Commission.

This paper wants to draw attention to the role of the user in large-scale digitisation projects and digital infrastructures. Who decides which tools are created or which projects are funded? Are users involved in that process? Can the target audience be accurately defined? Are the users of these databases and infrastructures involved in the creation, testing, and adjustments? What can we learn from current projects and the way they may or may not involve the user from the initial stage to the digital infrastructure launch?


  Stefan Schmunk, State and University Library Göttingen

Stefan Schmunk holds a degree in History and Political Science and a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Technology Darmstadt. From December 2012 until February 2016 he was coordinator of the project DARIAH-DE – Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities and of several other research projects in the fields of research data and research infrastructures in the Arts and Humanities.

Since June 2015 he is deputy head of the Research and Development Department (RDD) at Göttingen State and University Library (SUB). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the DARIAH Working Papers and his main focus in research are methods in the field of Digital Humanities, research data and research infrastructures in the Arts and Humanities.

Presentation: New tasks, new roles: Libraries in the tension between digital humanities, research data, and research infrastructures
In the last few years, digital transformation has not only changed the traditional tasks of libraries, but research into the humanities and cultural sciences itself. The handling of research data does no longer focus exclusively on the question of how data can be stored and referenced, but also on the methodological requirements. At the same time, digital tools and services are being developed that enable scientists to generate, modify and provide data for re-use.

This talk presents our experiences, which we have gained over the past few years as coordinators of DARIAH-DE in the construction of research infrastructures for the humanities and cultural sciences. In particular, this led to a change in the approach, which can be described as research-driven and which can no longer be separated from the fact that the development of methods and tools depend on the operation of research infrastructures and data repositories.

Furthermore it focuses on the specific scholarly requirements and how we have realized them in a consortium of libraries, research institutes, academies and universities. “Where No One Has Gone Before” is a fascinating journey that can only be mastered by a conjoint party of scholars, librarians and data scientist.


  Tibor Simko, CERN

Tibor Simko is the Senior Software Engineer at CERN. He is the Technical Lead of the CERN Analysis Preservation and the CERN Open Data initiatives and led the developments of the Invenio digital library framework. Tibor’s professional interests include open science and reproducible research, information management and retrieval, software development, free software culture, psychology of programming, and more.

Presentation: Towards Reproducible Research Data Analyses in LHC Particle Physics
The reproducibility of the research data analysis requires having access not only to the original datasets, but also to the computing environment, the analysis software and the workflow used to produce the original results.

We present the nascent CERN Analysis Preservation platform with a set of tools developed to support particle physics researchers in preserving the knowledge around analyses so that capturing, sharing, reusing and reinterpreting data becomes easier.

The presentation will focus on three pillars: (i) capturing structured knowledge information about data analysis processes; (ii) capturing the computing environment, the software code, the datasets, the configuration and other information assets used in data analyses; (iii) re-instantiating of preserved analyses on a containerised computing cloud for the purposes of re-validation and re-interpretation.


  David Wilcox, DuraSpace

David Wilcox is the Product Manager for the Fedora project at DuraSpace. He sets the vision for Fedora and serves as strategic liaison to the steering committee, leadership group, members, service providers, and other stakeholders. David works together with the Fedora Technical Lead to oversee key project processes, and performs international outreach to institutions, government organizations, funding agencies, and others.

Presentation: Stewarding Research Data with Fedora
Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for storing, managing, and preserving digital content, including research data. Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations. Fedora 4, the latest version of Fedora, supports research data management by providing key repository features such as support for millions of resources and files of any size, native linked data functionality, advanced data modeling, and preservation services. Fedora is also extremely well-suited to integrations with existing researcher workflows via a well-documented REST-API and event-based messaging service. Fedora’s interoperable design paved the way for integration with the Open Science Framework; a free, open source tool that connects with the applications and services researchers already use to support the entire research lifecycle. This presentation will provide an overview of how Fedora support supports research data management, including integration with the OSF and the roadmap for future development and integrations.


  Pip Willcox, Oxford University

Pip Willcox is the Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Bodleian Libraries, and a Senior Researcher at the Oxford e-Research Centre. With a background in editing and book history, her current work investigates narrative, exploring the experimental humanities. She advocates for and works in multidisciplinary scholarship using digital methods and technologies. Pip co-convenes the TORCH Critical Visualization network and co-directs the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, convening its introductory workshop strand. Beyond her home institution, she serves on the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium’s Board of Directors as Secretary, on the Advisory Board for Digital Renaissance Editions, and on the University of London Institute for Historical Research’s Library Committee.

Presentation: Enabling Digital Scholarship: technology, ideas, people
In 2015 the University of Oxford established a Centre for Digital Scholarship in its newly refurbished Weston Library. This paper outlines the Centre’s strategic aims and practical objectives, and the paths taken over its first two years from initiation to established centre. Its programmes include showcasing, enabling, and catalysing new areas of multidisciplinary research through workshops, training, and encouraging digital use of the Bodleian’s collections. The Centre’s collaborative activities, which include co-organizing the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, range far beyond the humanities into all areas of research. The talk discusses the effectiveness of its activities, and articulates the difficulties in timely data gathering to gauge its success.

Such centres are increasingly part of the university landscape, often based in the library, but each instance is as individual as its context. There are no “3 easy steps to make a digital scholarship centre” as our repurposing and subversion of digital technologies are often institution-specific. Our conversations with colleagues around the world who are pursuing similar ends have identified common themes, and this talk describes some questions it may be useful to ask when undertaking similar projects.


  Maurice York, University of Michigan

Maurice York is the Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology at the University of Michigan Library (MLibrary). At U-M, Maurice sits on the executive team and is responsible for leadership of the Library Information Technology division, which develops and delivers cornerstone infrastructure projects for information delivery and content preservation and access, such as HathiTrust and the Digital Preservation Network (DPN).

In his previous position at NC State University, Maurice designed the vision and implementation of the technology program for the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, of which the News & Observer said, it “may well be the most advanced library in the world.” With ten years in library IT and library services management, Maurice is an experienced project manager for planning and deployment of enterprise-scale solutions in both IT and AV systems for hardware, software, and application development. Maurice presents nationally on technology vision and strategy, learning space design, cloud computing, and IT management. Maurice was named a 2013 Library Journal “Mover & Shaker” for his work on advanced applications of technology in library spaces.

Presentation: Complexity, Interdependence, and Scale: The Problem of Research Data from the Technology Angle
The unique challenges of complexity and scale presented by research data are are emergent and unknown; even less well understood are the technical solutions for providing preservation, management, and access tools to meet those challenges. At the University of Michigan we have been running an institutional repository and managing digital collections for over two decades. Yet in our base experience of creating systems for the preservation and access of digital objects, we had the luxury of dealing with largely stable content: once books, articles, and images are produced, they don’t change, and we can make a series of assumptions about service models, discovery, usage, formats, and growth that allow us to scale rapidly.

Research data is a different beast: it is composed of widely varying file formats requiring a variety of auxiliary metadata; data that are often poorly structured and described; content that is frequently quixotic and difficult to index; and widely varying disciplinary workflows and cultures that require unfamiliar tools such as provenance and versioning. In some ways we have prepared for the problem of research data for decades; in others, it breaks our existing models and demands that we imagine our strategies and systems anew. At Michigan, one of the problems we are working on solving is that the challenge presented by research data too often takes place as parallel conversations in the respective realms of front-line service professionals (who are working directly with faculty and researchers), and IT professionals/programmers (who are focused on optimizing systems). This presentation proposes that the two need to work in tandem and have a deeply integrated, joint conversation in order to solve this scale of problem, and sketches out what we believe that looks like.


  Elena Zudilova-Seinstra, Elsevier
The Netherlands

Dr. Elena Zudilova-Seinstra is Senior Product Manager for Research Data Management at Elsevier. In her current role she focuses on delivering tools for sharing and reuse of research data. Since 2014 she has being responsible for the Elsevier’s Research Elements Program focusing on innovative article formats for publishing data, software and other elements of the research cycle. Before joining Elsevier, she worked at the University of Amsterdam, SARA Computing and Networking Services and Corning Inc. Elena holds an MSc degree in Technical Engineering and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the St. Petersburg State Technical University. She co-authored more than 60 research articles and book chapters.

Presentation: Data Lighthouse: helping libraries engage with their researchers in the data management space
Data sharing and curation are currently among the biggest issues in science. Recent studies suggest that up to 80% of original research data are lost within two decades after publication. In response, funding agencies introduce data sharing mandates and increasingly require researchers to share their data. To increase competitiveness, optimize the use of resources, facilitate collaboration and acquire more finding, many universities are actively working on adoption of the best data sharing practices. University libraries are leading these efforts and recommend data management tools to their researchers. But they lack visibility of events in the RDM space and have limited means for engaging with researchers. Another challenge that university libraries are often facing is that they don’t have means to change researcher behaviour with regard to data sharing. As a result, adoption rates of in-house RDM services remain low (e.g.: less than 10% for institutional data repositories), while adoption of the open data repositories remain unknown. The Data Lighthouse is a publisher-agnostic platform aimed to bridge this gap. It has been initiated to help universities comply with the best data management practices and manage their research data effectively. It is a tool for data librarians to engage with researchers, train and guide them through the research data life cycle. We will explain the Data Lighthouse functionality and present main findings of the pilot conducted in collaboration with research partners.