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The OPERAS advocacy workshop Libraries supporting Open Science is going to be held on June 8th, 2021 (14.30-16.30 CEST) and will present 3 successful experiences of libraries offering services and support to enable Open Science practices among researchers.

Paul Ayris, University College London, Open Science, a blueprint for Universities in the 21st century?

Emmy Tsang, TU Delft, Towards a community-centric approach to designing institutional support for Open Science

Ignasi Labastida, University of Barcelona, Supporting Open Science practices and policies from the library

Video recording of the workshop.

Our speakers:

Paul Ayris is Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services & UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship). He joined UCL in 1997. Dr. Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14. He was Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) INFO Community for 10 years, ending in 2020. He also chairs OAI12 – The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the UUK High-Level Strategy Group on E- Resource purchasing for the Jisc community. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He has served two terms of office as a member of the President’s and Provost’s Senior Management Team in UCL. On 1 October 2020, Dr Ayris launched the UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship, of which he is head. He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies. In 2019, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Emmy Tsang is the Community Engagement Manager for the TU Delft Open Science Programme, where she coordinates the Open Science Community Delft and works with researchers, teachers, students and staff to design and build pathways for everyone in the community to meaningfully engage with open science. Before TU Delft, Emmy contributed to the development of open-source research and publishing technology as Innovation Community Manager at eLife. She is passionate about community design and making research more open, equitable and user-friendly.

Ignasi Labastida

Ignasi Labastida i Juan is the Rector’s Delegate for Open Science at the University of Barcelona. He is the chair of the LERU Information and Open Access Policy Group and the board of SPARC Europe.