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Welcome from the
President of LIBER

Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, President of LIBER

Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, President of LIBER

It is my great pleasure to welcome all Conference guests to the 44th LIBER Annual Conference in London in 2015. I trust that your time in London will be inspiring, informative and enjoyable. I would like to encourage you to network with your European colleagues!

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Welcome from the London Local Organising Committee

Dr Paul Ayris Chair, LIBER 2015 Local Organising Committee

Dr Paul Ayris
Chair, LIBER 2015 Local Organising Committee

As chair of the Local Organising Committee for LIBER 2015, I am delighted to welcome all LIBER delegates to London. LIBER 2015 is a collaboration between a number of academic libraries in London who have a long tradition of working side by side – the University of London and Senate House Library, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and the LSE (London School of Economics).

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LIBER 2015 Conference theme: Towards open science

The library role in open science

It is clear that libraries have a key role in enabling open science and apparent that libraries will have to show leadership, adapt how they measure impact and deliver services, and partner with other stakeholders in order to fulfil this role.

This conference invites papers that address these issues, explore the movement towards open science practice and policies, and provide examples of how libraries are acting as enablers and identifying and addressing key challenges related to implementing open science principles.

Foundations of open science

Dan Gezelter of defines open science as underpinned by the following broad principles:

  • Transparency in experimental methodology, observation, and collection of data
  • Public availability and reusability of scientific data.
  • Public accessibility and transparency of scientific communication.
  • Using web-based tools to facilitate scientific collaboration.

– from What, exactly, is Open Science?, 2009

Open Science

“Open Science broadly describes science carried out and communicated in a manner which allows others to contribute, collaborate and add to the research effort, with all kinds of data, results and protocols made freely available at different stages of the research process” – Introduction to RIN / NESTA Open Science case studies, 2010


Our conference keynote speakers will inform and inspire delegates. For LIBER 2015 we have invited leading voices to share their expertise in open access, intellectual property, government and funder policy, and scholarly communication
Catriona MacCallum
Catriona MacCallum

Catriona MacCallum is currently Senior Advocacy Manager at PLOS, a Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE and a member of the Board of OASPA (the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association).

She has spoken and written extensively about the transformation of scholarly publishing and is a keen advocate of open access, open science, and the reform of scholarly communication.

Dr. Ress
Dr. Manon Ress

Dr. Ress is Director of Information Society Projects at Knowledge Ecology International.

She is an active participant at the World Intellectual Property Organization's meetings of the Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights, and the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) working groups on intellectual property and information society.

Dr Martin Paul Eve
Dr. Martin Paul Eve

Dr. Martin Paul Eve is a Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London.

He is the author of Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and a founder and co-director of the Open Library of Humanities.

Sir Mark Walport
Sir Mark Walport

Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government and Head of the Government Office for Science in the UK, Sir Mark Walport also Co-Chairs the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and has undertaken independent reviews for the UK Government on the use and sharing of personal information in the public and private sectors.

Jean-Claude Burgelman
Jean-Claude Burgelman

Jean-Claude Burgelman is presently Head of Unit Science Policy, Foresight and Data in DG RTD. He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies - IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005.


The Royal Society of Chemistry
Maney Publishing
Taylor & Francis Group
Sue Hill Recruitment
New York Times
Cengage Learning
Thomson Reuters
Kuali Ole
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Dart Europe
ICE Publishing
Adam Matthew
Backstage Library Works
World Scientific

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LIBER Annual Conference 2015, Towards open science.
24 — 26 JUNE London, England.

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