22-24 June 2011
University of Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Sponsors

Amsterdam University Press supports the idea behind Open Access and has published several publications and almost all her magazines in Open Access. AUP was the coordinator of the EU project Open Access Publishing in European Networks and in September 2010 with the launch of the OAPEN library, AUP launched a new Open Access publication model for monograph’s in humanities and Social sciences, see OAPEN brochure, page 20 en 21.
 
ATIRA Pure is a CRIS made by ATIRA
Introduced in 2003, Pure is now licensed to 48,000 research-active staff at 68 references in 7 countries; 15 of these in the UK, where Pure's REF2014 module released on 1 April 2011. There are an estimated 100,000 users of Pure, and Pure holds more than 1,000,000 publications in total, among other types of content.
Pure is a complete CRIS system including areas such as Grant Applications and Awards, Projects, Publications and other outputs, Academic staff and Postgraduates, Organisational units, External collaborators, Journals, Publishers, Esteem, and so on. Everything is ready to go into production after a normal 4-5 month implementation project.
Pure has specific functionality for Open Access planning and management including license handling in approval workflows and widespread integration of RoMEO data. Finally, we collaborate formally with UNIT4, Thomson-Reuters, and with Elsevier to provide related integrations and services, and we follow the different national assessment projects closely.
 
@mire offers important opportunities to expose, share and distribute valuable digital content, papers and research results. @mire uses and develops these technologies to enhance online accessibility for institutions, scientists, authors and artists.
 
Avedas AVEDAS is an IT company specialising in the development of research information systems and in the handling of research data from various sources. Our research information system CONVERIS® supports higher education institutions and funding agencies comprehensively in collecting and managing all data along the research life cycle. CONVERIS has been developed with a clear focus on user needs and real life scenarios – in close cooperation with universities and research institutes as well as with renowned partners.
 
Founded by professors in 1999, Berkeley Electronic Press publishes peer-reviewed electronic journals and develops and licenses software for the next generation of scholarly publishing. The bepress journals collection, ResearchNow, redefines what scholarly journals can do today, with fast and high quality peer review at sustainable prices. The bepress open-access institutional repository platform, Digital Commons, is the world's leading hosted IR, featuring an innovative suite of publishing and software services that empowers scholarly communities to showcase and share their works for maximum impact.
 
  Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation, description to come ...
 
ExLibris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides the efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base serving thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with our customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering patrons to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.
 
Islandora is an open source framework developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library. Islandora uniquely combines the Drupal and Fedora open software applications to create a robust digital asset management system that can be fitted to meet the short and long term collaborative requirements of digital data stewardship. More  information is available at http://islandora.ca.
 
LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) is the principal association of the major research libraries of Europe. It was founded in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Its current membership includes almost 400 research libraries in more than 40 countries. LIBER membership is not restricted to the area of the European Union, and membership of research libraries outside the European Union is widely encouraged.
LIBER promotes in particular:
       -       efficient information services;
       -       access to research information, in any form whatsoever;
       -       innovation in end-user services from research libraries in support of teaching, learning and research;
       -       preservation of cultural heritage;
       -       efficient and effective management in research libraries.
 
Microsoft, description to come ...
 
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
 
SHERPA-LEAP SHERPA-LEAP, the London E-prints Access Project, is a London-based partnership which has supported the creation, development and exploitation of open access e-prints repositories at University of London institutions since 2004.
 
With membership of over 100 institutions, SPARC Europe is an alliance of European research libraries, library organisations and research institutions. We provide a voice for the research community and the support and tools it needs in order to being about positive change to the system of scholarly communications.  SPARC Europe aims to promote an open scholarly communication system in Europe through advocacy and education, the promotion of new models, and partnerships with all interested stakeholders.  We take a lead in debate about Open Access, act as a catalyst through partnerships with all interested stakeholders, and coordinate lobbying actions within Europe for the benefit of researchers and society at large in Europe and beyond.
 
Springer (www.springer.com) is the second-largest publisher of journals in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector and the largest publisher of STM books.  It publishes on behalf of more than 300 academic associations and professional societies.  Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature.  The group publishes over 1,700 journals and more than 5,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide.  Springer has operations in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and some 5,000 employees.
 
  UNESCO, description to come ...