• 20.08.
    Evening get together (self paid)
    19:00 - 22:00
    Social get together (self paid ) - Sibensternbräu
    We reserved some space at the Siebensternbräu, SIEBENSTERNGASSE 19 | 1070 VIENNA
  • 21.08.
    7:45 - 8:30
    Bus Transfer to Klosterneuburg (from Schwedenplatz)
    A bus will bring you from Schwedenplatz to IST Austria. Look out for the IFLA Logo.
    8.30 - 9.00
    Registration (with Coffee)
    09.00 - 09.10
    Patrick- Danowski (Conference Chair)-Welcome
    9.10 - 09.50
    Lambert Heller - AIR Research Information – How libraries are developing and delivering services for responsible researcher metadata and research assessment (invited speaker)
    What is a successful research result, after all? Or more generally, what is a research product? And: What role do the researchers themselves play in answering these questions, what role do society and the economy play in this? Since the last 20 years or so, we increasingly got used to rely on standards of the scholarly publishing industry when it comes to decision making. References to metrics like the journal impact factor are found across academic job postings internationally, and are often used to allocate research funding. The rise of the social, interactive web, and the success of Open Access did not necessarily led to an improvement, in this regard. Researchers and institutions are invited to trust even more platforms today, sucking in even more and more detailed data about the researchers and what they are doing, coming up with even more mindless metrics. Both big legacy publishers as well as new big online businesses line up in this competition. And most regularly these big players acquire the most innovative start-ups as well. At TIB, Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology, located in Hannover, Germany, our work is driven by the assumption that libraries and researchers together will have to develop new, open approaches to platforms and metrics. With services like VIVO and research projects surrounding them we want to show what is possible beyond taking care for your researcher profile on Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar or ResearchGate. In my talk, I’ll go into the details of how we deliver VIVO as a service within our own institution, how we inspire and help a growing community of European research institutions to build their own institutional solutions utilizing VIVO, and how VIVO is about to become a model of researcher oriented library services in the near future.
    09:50 - 10:30
    Ina Smith - Accelerating science, technology and innovation through Open Data and Open Science – the African Open Science Platform (invited speaker)
    Data – both in raw and processed format, and in addition to monographs, research articles and other forms of research output – are increasingly regarded as an incredibly powerful and valuable information resource. This is the result of an increasingly data-driven environment, referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Similar to traditional information resources, data is used to address research problems, and specifically the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Data has always been at the heart of science, technology and innovation. But while the sharing of information Increased the speed of technological change in the 18th Century, data is the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To illustrate this point, the total amount of digital data in circulation was estimated to be 4.4 zettabytes in 2013, expected to grow to 44 zettabytes by 2020. For scientific, technology and innovation communities to benefit from data, data needs to be well curated and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable). The African Open Science Platform has conducted a landscape study in which the project reported on the status of Open Data and Open Science on the African continent. This paper will share selected findings from the report, including challenges and opportunities, to also stimulate thinking on the role of libraries in making sure data remains FAIR.
    10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee break
    11:00 - 11:30
    Renaine Julian - Leading Open: Facilitating Open Science at Florida State University
    This paper will discuss how the STEM Libraries department at Florida State University facilitates and advances open science initiatives on our campus. The first part will focus on organizational structure and managerial strategies that empower STEM librarians to advocate for and advance open science at their institution. The second part will focus on the Libraries becoming a hub for open science through the creation of collaborative partnerships with other offices and departments on campus. It will begin by discussing the importance of establishing a shared ethos of openness within your own library team. Strategies for creating a culture of openness will be shared along with challenges that were experienced along the way. In order for librarians to have space to advance open science, there must be organizational structure created that facilitates this work which will be discussed in this paper. After establishing an open ethos, the next step is to build collaborative partnerships with other units or academic departments on campus that have a shared vision for the advancement of open science. Examples of success stories that emerged from these types of partnerships will be described with advice on how to establish similar partnerships at other institutions. This paper will then go on to discuss how the Florida State University Libraries is establishing itself as a hub for open science. Examples that will be shared include: creating STEM specific data analysis workshops, research data management education and advocacy, and the promotion and instruction on the use of tools that promote open science. This paper will intentionally focus on lessons learned and how similar efforts can be conducted at other institutions.
    11:30 - 12:00
    Ricardo Eito-Brun - Indexing and Organizing Knowledge to support Open Innovation: a new role for libraries in the Open Science context
    Open Innovation is defined as “the use of ideas and market knowledge –both internal and externals –to develop innovations” (CEN/TS 16655-5:2014) and it is based on this premise: “Valuable ideas can come from inside or outside the company and can go to market from inside or outside the company as well.” Open Innovation has resulted in a set of collaborative tools to help involved agents develop networks where they can share ideas, exchange knowledge and propose new challenges and relies in what are called technology e-brokers or innovation markets like InnoCentive, NineSigma, Quirky,, TopCoder or These tools consist of web-based platforms where companies can publish innovation challenges and other agents can analyse and propose potential solutions. They are used to capture external knowledge and to assemble it with the company’s internal knowledge base, acting as intermediaries where innovation-involved agents can establish links and start collaboration activities. Although these collaborative innovation platforms or markets are extremely useful, their functionality could be improved with the help of knowledge organization system and terminology tools. The use of indexing and knowledge organization tools to standardize these descriptions contributes to the localization of experts in specific areas. When posting a challenge, authors can make use of closed list of terms to ensure the accuracy of the content. The demonstrator has been built with terms and descriptors from the National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) with the aim of showing the potential benefits of this approach and its technical feasibility. As a conclusion, it can be stated that terminology tools help improve the access to data about partners, their skills and competences in complex information ecosystems that support Open Innovation processes and strategies.
    12:00 - 13:00
    Lunch break
    13.00 - 14.30
    Alicia Fátima Gómez Sánchez - Open Access to publications and research data as an opportunity for librarians. Support and services offered by the OpenAIRE infrastructure (interactive workshop)
    The way open access to publications and research data is changing how to access, create and disseminate knowledge is affecting not only library services, but also library management. First, libraries are a key support to researchers and can offer services around depositing publication in repositories, management of APCs, copyright advice, predatory publishing or new ways to find and disseminate research outputs. Second, open access embraces new ways of negotiation with publishers (models of accessing the content, changes in license agreements embracing memberships for gold OA publications). Additionally, there is a wide range of research data and data management plans related services. All together can lead to new opportunities for libraries. The aim of this workshop is to give participants a wider understanding about open access in the context of open science, and putting forward the changing landscape that many libraries face currently. We will show services and tools that OpenAIRE, the Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, offers to support researchers and, of course, librarians. In addition, participants will be encouraged to discuss about some initiatives such the OA2020, the key principles of the Plan S, and the ways to implement national or European policies and mandates. Participants will also work on different situations to find out how their actual services can be improved and better align with those new processes. Finally, with help of the course facilitators, participants will generate an action plan that will serve them as a guideline, enhancing the added value information professionals can provide.
    14:30 - 15:00
    Coffee break
    15:00 - 15:30
    Marcel LaFlamme - Libraries and Open Innovation: From Capacity Building to Research Translation
    Through initiatives like the Horizon Europe Programme, efforts to advance open science are being linked to a broader open innovation agenda, one that goes beyond access to data or publications to include knowledge co-creation and value capture by actors outside a conventionally defined science system. Since 2014, the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) Open Innovation in Science Center has pursued a research and implementation program aimed at exploring the application of open innovation principles across the scientific research cycle and a range of disciplinary fields. This paper discusses two strands of this work and outlines opportunities for libraries to play a more active role in supporting it. First, we present an overview of the Lab for Open Innovation in Science (LOIS), a capacity-building program for senior scientists that exposes participants to open innovation principles and provides them with a structured setting for incorporating these principles into ongoing research. What role, we ask, might libraries play in facilitating the application of open innovation by both users and producers of scientific knowledge? Could such efforts be incorporated into existing, library-based training programs around open science? Second, we outline a cluster of studies that address environmental factors shaping the adoption of open innovation principles and methods, including the dynamics of the scientific ecosystem in which research takes place. How, we ask, is the structure of this ecosystem evolving, and where do libraries fit in? We conclude by proposing a focus on discoverability for open innovation, in the expanded sense of surfacing research to diverse publics and enabling its value beyond the academy to be realized.
    15:30 - 16:00
    Constanze Beringer - Connecting communities to build an alternative publishing platform – the project SynOA-Pub at ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
    At ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences, the “SynOA-Pub” project – funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research - aims to connect perspectives from different communities to develop new features for the PUBLISSO open-access publication platform. In surveys, workshops, and in personal encounters, researchers are asked to comment on what they expect and need for their publications – either gold or green open access – and if existing platforms already meet their needs. Developers and technical staff who work with open-source tools and systems for scholarly publishing give feedback on current and future possibilities of different systems, as well as on potential perspectives. The project also profits from input from the open-access community and librarians who comment on what they can offer to promote open access or open science, how the structures in their institutions are, and what they need to offer sustainable services. During the two-year project period, the PUBLISSO open-access platform of ZB MED will be further developed in line with the needs expressed by the scholarly community. Additionally, a short manual will be published to give institutions an overview of existing open-access and open-source publishing systems, tools, and technical and structural requirements for establishing an open-access publishing platform – for example to receive the DINI Certificate and compliance with Plan S. Additionally, software for repositories will be evaluated. To encourage further networking and exchange, a workshop will be organized to connect members of the different communities. Hopefully, this will result in sustainable open-access systems tailored to market needs. In this paper, we present the “SynOA-Pub” project at ZB MED as an example for a library as intermediary between different communities, with first results of this exchange.
    16:30 - 17:00
    Sum up of the day
    17:00 - 18:00
    IST Austria - Campus tour
    Have a look at the campus - guided tours in small groups
    19:00 - 20:00
    Wine & Cheese
    20:00 - 20:45
    Bus Transfer to Vienna
    A bus will bring you back to Schwedenplatz
  • 22.08.
    Library Tours in Vienna