10th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar
“Academic Libraries. Supporting the university community in the Open Science era”
The 10th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar will be kindly hosted by the University of Cyprus, 14-15 October 2021.
FORMAT. The Seminar is currently scheduled in an in person format. We do hope that all of you will be able to join us in Cyprus, where we will also have the opportunity to visit the extraordinary building of the new Stelios Ioannou Learning Resource Centre- Library (see photo gallery below), built by Jean Nouvel and inaugurated in 2018. However, if the conditions do not allow to organize a physical meeting or the number of participants available to attend in person is not sufficient to do so, the Seminar will be moved to a virtual or a blended format.
In this regard, we kindly invite you to reply to the question whether you would be willing to travel or not, that we included in the registration form at the bottom of this page.
CONCEPT NOTE. As the European Commission and national research funders throughout Europe are strengthening their Open Science strategies, academic libraries are facing challenges in supporting the scientific community to meet the Open Science requirements: negotiating appropriate licenses with publishers in the transition to Open Access, properly managing data, meeting Plan S requirements, dealing with copyright issues. The Seminar will address issues related to the practical implementation of Open Science strategies and their impact on libraries: What is the future of scholarly communication beyond transformative agreements? What is the impact of Plan S on researchers’ publishing practices and on libraries’ licensing strategies? How to deal with copyright barriers to Open Access? What is the role of libraries in EOSC?
The conference programme includes a Speakers’ corner session that will provide an opportunity for the participants to share their experience and their views with other colleagues about lessons learnt from the pandemic.
As a result, participants will gain insights into the issues at stake related to the strategic approaches to implementing open science. They will benefit from the experience of others in order to support the academic community in meeting open science challenges.
The preliminary programme will be available soon.
JOIN AND GET INVOLVED – WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS!
UNICA MEMBERS ARE WARMLY INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SEMINAR AS SPEAKERS
Download the call for contributions – Deadline: 18 June 2021
Stelios Ioannou Learning Resource Centre- Library
REGISTRATION FORM – Please register by 6 September 2021!
UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar 2021
14 - 15 October 2021
University of Cyprus
Laura Brossico – firstname.lastname@example.org