Workshop on Open Access infrastructures in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Start date: 
6 February, 2013 - 13:00
End date: 
7 February, 2013 - 15:00
Location: 
Covent Garden, Brussels
Organizer: 
ERCEA/A1 in collaboration with the ERC Scientific Council working group on Open Access

List of participants

Programme
Day 1: 6 February 2013

Registration and Opening

12:30 - 13:00 Arrival of participants, security check and registration
13:00 - 13:20 Opening session
Welcome and Introduction
Dr Tim Hunt, ERC Scientific Council, Chair of the Open Access working group
Setting the scene of the workshop
Theodore Papazoglou, PhD, ERC Executive Agency, Head of Unit A1: Support to the Scientific Council

Session 1: Open Access in Social Sciences and Humanities - Current practices and challenges

Speakers profiles and abstracts
Chair: Professor Alain Peyraube, ERC Scientific Council, former member of the Open Access working group 

13:30 - 15:00 On Grasping the Lifeline - and Avoiding the Noose: Open Access in Social Sciences and Humanities
Niamh Brennan, Programme Manager, Research Informatics, Trinity College Library, Trinity College Dublin
Open Access in Great Britain: how not to do it?
Professor Colin Jones, Professor of History, Queen Mary University of London. Immediate past President, Royal Historical Society
From Trinity College to the Jedi Archives: De Gruyter – A Publisher in Transition
Dr Anke Beck, Vice President Publishing for Humanities & Social Sciences, De Gruyter Publishers, Berlin
The Common OA Policy Needs of SSH and STEM
Stevan Harnad - via video link, Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Sciences, Université du Québec à Montrèal and Professor of Web Science, University of Southampton
15:00 - 15:30 Discussion

Session 2: Open Access infrastructures in Social Sciences and Humanities – concrete examples

Speakers profiles and abstracts
Chair: Professor Nicholas Canny, ERC Scientific Council, member of the Open Access working group
15:50 - 17:30 SSRN: How do we provide Strategic Access?
Gregory Gordon, Social Science Research Network (SSRN) President & CEO
Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR) – status quo, visions and challenges
Dr Agathe Gebert, Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences (GESIS), Cologne
RePEc, a digital commons to document economics
Thomas Krichel, Open Library Society and Novosibirsk State University
Towards an Open Access policy for digital arts and humanities in Europe: a DARIAH vision
Sally Chambers, Secretary General, DARIAH-EU
17:30 - 18:00 Discussion

Day 2: 7 February 2013

Session 3: Open Access policies of funding bodies and their implementation

Speakers profiles and abstracts
Chair: Professor Matthias Kleiner, ERC Scientific Council
09:00 - 10:15 Open Access-mandate of the Danish Public Sector Research Councils and Foundations
Rune Odgaard Jensen, MSc, MA, Head of Section, The Danish Council for Independent Research, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education
Funding model for Open Access Books - Example of a Research Funder
(Austrian Science Fund - FWF)
Doris Haslinger, FWF, Program Manager of Stand-Alone publications
Open Access and the AHRC
Professor Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research, Arts and Humanities Research Council
 10:35 - 11:25 Towards a European Policy on Open Access
Daniel Spichtinger, Open Access Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD)
OpenAIRE – Open Knowledge Infrastructure for Europe
Dr Birgit Schmidt, Project Coordinator Electronic Publishing, University of Göttingen / State and University Library

Session 4: Round table discussion

Speakers profiles 

13:30 - 15:00

Panel discussion on adequate business models for open access infrastructures in Social Sciences and Humanities
Chair: Professor Nuria Sebastian Galles, ERC Scientific Council, member of the Open Access working group

Panel members
Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services, Wellcome Library, Presentation 
Isabel Bernal, Manager of Digital.CSIC, Unit of Information Resources for Research (URICI), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Presentation 
Olaf Siegert, Head of Electronic Publishing, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics / EconStor repository, Presentation 
Andy Redman, Editorial Director – Law, Oxford University Press

14:30 - 15:00 Wrap up session: Lessons learnt and next steps
Chair: Dr Tim Hunt, ERC Scientific Council, Chair of the Open Access working group

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Discussants - invited ERC grantees:
Professor Cristina D'Ancona, University of Pisa ERC Advanced Grant "Greek into Arabic: Philosophical Concepts and Linguistic Bridges"
Professor Lauri Mälksoo, Director of the Institute of Constitutional and European Law, University of Tartu ERC Starting Grant "International Law and Non-liberal States: The Doctrine and Application of International Law in the Russian Federation"

Rapporteur:
Dr Dagmar Meyer, Policy Adviser, ERC Executive Agency, Unit A1: Support to the Scientific Council

For more information on the ERC Open Access policy please contact the ERCEA Open Access Team.