Jun 17 – 19, 2015
Graduate Institute & Campus Biotech (University of Geneva)
Europe/Zurich timezone

Presenter Profiles


Dr AYRIS has been Director of UCL Library Services since 1997. He is also the UCL Copyright Officer.
Dr Ayris is the President of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche). He is a member of the LIBER  and SPARC Europe Boards and co-chairs the LIBER Conference Programme Committee for their Annual General Conferences. He also co-chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern Workshops on Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the JISC's Electronic Information Resources Working Group, He was recently a member of the NSF-funded Blue Ribbon Task Force on economically-sustainable digital preservation.
He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.
Paul Ayris

David BALL : Having taken early retirement from Bournemouth University, David works as an independent consultant, researcher and interim manager, specialising in aspects of higher education, particularly scholarly communication, e-books and e-journals, procurement, library and related systems, virtual learning environments. Clients include: Public Library of Science (PLoS), the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, City University London, UKeiG, Jisc Collections, SPARC Europe, Public Health England, OAPEN, Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS), PASTEUR4OA and FOSTER projects.
David also works as an Associate with Sero HE (http://www.serohe.co.uk), on projects in education and digital technology.

Contact: David Ball, David Ball Consulting davidball1611@gmail.com

David Ball
Jaimee BIGGINS is Managing Editor at UCL Press, a newly formed Open Access publisher, where she oversees the production of academic monographs and textbooks. Prior to this she was at Oxford University Press (in Oxford and New York) for six years, holding Production Editor and Team Leader posts. Her main responsibilities there were leading a team of production editors and working with pre-press suppliers to manage a full-service production workflow. She has also worked in other companies, such as Thieme and Hodder Headline on books and journals.
Jaimee Biggins
Eliane BLUMER is scientific assistant in the Information, Communication and Educational Technology unit (ICET Unit) at the University of Geneva, where she coordinates the Swiss Data Life-Cycle Management pre-project, which aims offering new services for researchers in the field of data management on a Swiss-wide scale. She is as well part of the manuscript digitization project BODMERLAB and advises there on metadata and digitization questions. In her remaining free time, she organizes continuing education offers in French as part of the Swiss Association of Information Professionalsand works on her blog for library stamps.
Eliane Blumer
Jeroen BOSMAN is scholarly communications and geoscience librarian at Utrecht University Library. His main interests are Open Access and Open Science, next to scholarly and web search engines, scientometrics, researcher profiles and reference management. He is an avid advocate for Open Access and for alternatives for simple metrics based assessment. He is co-author of the poster 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication depicting innovation trends by research workflow phases. Jeroen regularly leads workshops in online search and other aspects of scholarly communication, for students, faculty and professionals alike. Jeroen can be found on Twitter as @jeroenbosman.
Jeroen bosman
Josh BROWN directs the operations of ORCID EU. He works with stakeholders across Europe to support understanding and engagement, and promote adoption of ORCID. Before ORCID, Josh was consortium and operations manager for SCOAP3, programme manager for digital infrastructure at Jisc, project officer for SHERPA-LEAP at University College London, and held positions in the library at the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. He earned an MA in Information Management from the University of Brighton and a BA in Philosophy and English from the University of Sussex.
Josh Brown
Pierre-Yves BURGI is deputy CIO at the University of Geneva where he is heading the Information, Communication and Educational Technology unit (NTICE Unit). His activity domains include the Web technologies, e-learning, and digital libraries. He is running the Presidency of the Swiss Educational Technology Working Group and is managing the Swiss Data Life-Cycle Management CUS-P2 project, whose main aim is to offer new services for researchers in the field of data management on a national scale. He is also member of the steering committee of the DICE+ (Digital Copyright in Education) CUS-P2 project, which is focused on consulting and training on legal issues related to digital content.
Pierre-Yves Burgi
Alexandra BÜTTNER is a project manager and art historian at Heidelberg University Library with experience in international digitization projects and virtual libraries. Between March 2010 and 2014 she was the project-coordinator of the international digitization project “ Bibliotheca Laureshamensis – digital: Virtual Monastic Library of Lorsch” with the aim of virtually reconstructing the dispersed collection of the former monastic library of UNESCO-World Heritage Site Abbey Lorsch. As part of the project she set up and managed a digitization studio from Heidelberg University Library in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana in Rome. Since 2009 she has also been an editorial board member of “arthistoricum.net”, the Specialized Information Service for Art.
Alexandra Buettner
Mikael K. ELBAEK : Senior Project Officer at the office for Bibliometrics and Research Data Management at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU, http://www.dtu.dk) with vast experience in open access, both in policy development and the implementation. Currently Mikael is involved in the development of key infrastructures of the national Danish open access strategy including the implementation of ORCID in Denmark and the development of a new national research portal and open access indicator.
Mikael Elbaek
Eelco FERWERDA is director of OAPEN, a foundation dedicated to OA books. He has been active in the area of Open Access for monographs since 2008, when he started managing OAPEN as EU co-funded project with 6 European university presses. Before that he worked as Publisher of digital publications at Amsterdam University Press. Before joining AUP in 2002, he worked in various new media subsidiaries at the former Dutch newspaper publisher PCM, lastly as Manager Business Development for PCM Interactive Media.
In 2013, he organised a conference about OA monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences together with Caren Milloy of JISC Collections and hosted by the British Library. Ferwerda is member of board of directors of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). He is co-founder of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP, 2010) and of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), which he launched with Lars Björnshauge in 2012.  
Eelco Ferwerda
M. Rupert GATTI is a fellow in Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge. His research interests including search theory, the economics of online markets and copyright. He is a long-standing advocate of open access publishing and co-founder of Open Book Publishers, publishing open access research monographs and books in the humanities and social sciences.   Rupert Gatti
Dr Andrea HACKER is Managing Editor at Heidelberg University’s Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe” where she manages two book-series and the open-access (gold) journal Transcultural Studies. She is currently working with Heidelberg’s University Library to build an open-access (gold) publishing infrastructure based on a pilot project, which is funded by the German Research Council and runs on PKP's publishing platform OMP.
Dr Hacker also regularly teaches Academic Writing courses to PhD candidates and is building a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the topic of "Academic Writing in English for the Humanities and Social Sciences".
She publishes articles on Open Access Gold publishing, blogs about academic writing and open access publishing at http://www.andreahacker.com, and can be found on Twitter as @ahacker.  
Andrea Hacker
Patricia HERTERICH is a PhD candidate at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science and has worked as a data librarian at CERN’s Scientific Information Service since 2012. Her research focuses on the information architecture and requirements of research data services for High Energy Physics and is funded by the Wolfgang-Gentner-Programm of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Germany). She also participated in the EC projects APARSEN, ODIN and ODE.   Pacticia Herterich
Jonas HOLM is legal counsel of Stockholm University. With a background in contract and intellectual property law and a Master of Laws specialized in Scandinavian, United Kingdom and European copyright law he has been responsible for publishing and copyright policy at Stockholm University and Stockholm University Library for the two past years. Mr Holm also chairs LIBERs Working Group on Copyright advocating research and library oriented perspectives in the current European copyright reform.   Jonas Holm
Martin KLEIN works in the Research Library at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). From 2011 to 2014 he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and prior to that he was a member of the Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group and a part-time lecturer in the Computer Science Department at Old Dominion University. From 2002 to 2005 Martin was a scientist at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
He received his Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences Beerlin in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in 2011. His research interests include digital preservation, the temporal aspect of web resources, and information retrieval and extraction.  
Martin Klein
Bianca KRAMER is librarian for biomedical sciences at Utrecht University Library. As such, she supports students, faculty and clinicians in their research workflow; from discovery via analysis and writing to publication, outreach and assessment. Some of her interests are systematic reviews/meta-analyses, altmetrics, network visualization and developments in scholarly communication. She co-authored the poster 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication and its accompanying website http://innoscholcomm.silk.co and can be found on Twitter as MsPhelps.
Bianca Kramer
Tobias KUHN Tobias Kuhn is a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich working on the Semantic Web, controlled natural languages, user interfaces, social systems, network science, and scientific communication. He received his PhD at the Institute of Computational Linguistics of the University of Zurich in 2010 for his dissertation on controlled English and knowledge representation. He was afterwards a visiting researcher at the University of Chile, lecturer and researcher at the University of Malta, and postdoctoral associate at Yale University. He was also a visiting researcher at the University of Chile, at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Geneva, and at Stanford University. Currently, his main focus is in semantic publishing and in analyzing scientific publication networks.
Website : http://www.tkuhn.ch
Tobias Kuhn
Catriona MACCALLUM is Senior Advocacy Manager at PLOS, a Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE and a member of the Board of OASPA (the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association). She joined PLOS from Elsevier in July 2003 as one of the launch editors of PLOS and PLOS Biology. She was a Senior Editor on PLOS Biology for 10 years and was also involved in the planning stages of the PLOS community journals and PLOS ONE. From 2007-2008 she took a sabbatical from PLOS as an invited Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Berlin. Most recently she was a member of the independent panel reviewing the implementation of RCUK’s policy on Open Access. She received her PhD from Edinburgh University and entered publishing in 1998 as assistant Editor on the Elsevier journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution, becoming Editor in 1999 and Managing Editor in 2001.
Catriona MacCallum
Dr Frank MANISTA : As the community liaison officer for Jisc Monitor, I am responsible for undertaking a range of duties required to ensure the ongoing development of the project. In my role, I engage with institutions and funders to raise awareness of the development of Monitor’s prototypes and ensure that the project responds to emerging requirements within the open access landscape.
Frank Manista
Joseph McARTHUR currently works for SPARC as the Assistant Director of the Right to Research Coalition, a coalition of over 85 student organisations across the globe educating and advocating for Open Access. He is also a co-founder of, and continues to co-lead the Open Access Button. Recently he graduated from a Pharmacology degree at UCL, with some time spent in the pharmaceutical industry where he spent much of his time leading fellow students on social justice issues. Joseph is also on the advisory board of the Content Mine and an organiser of the OpenCon conference series.
Joseph McArthur
Erin McKIERNAN received her PhD in Physiological Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2010. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Mathematics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She is an advocate for open access, open data, and open science. She has written about open access for international media outlets such as The Conversation and The Guardian, and blogs about her experiences with open science at emckiernan.wordpress.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @emckiernan13.
Erin McKiernan
Daniel Mietchen is a biophysicist interested in integrating research workflows with the World Wide Web, particularly through open licensing, open standards, public version histories and forkability. With research activities spanning from the subcellular to the organismic level, from fossils to developing embryos, and from insect larvae to elephants, he experienced multiple shades of the research cycle and a variety of approaches to collaboration and sharing in research contexts. He has also been contributing to Wikipedia and its sister projects for more than a decade and is actively engaged in increasing the interactions between the Wikimedia and research communities. All of this informs his current activities around data science as a contractor for the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Daniel Mietchen
Michael NIELSEN : I'm a scientist, writer, and programmer. I work on ideas and tools that help people think and create, both individually and collectively.
Website : http://michaelnielsen.org
Michael Nielsen
Damian PATTINSON obtained his PhD in neuroscience from University College London, where he studied the development of sensory pathways in the laboratory of Prof Maria Fitzgerald. After a postdoc at Kings College London, Damian joined the BMJ as a Scientific Editor on Clinical Evidence. He moved over to the online clinical resource, BMJ Best Practice shortly after its conception, firstly as Commissioning Editor, and then later as Senior Editor. He joined PLOS ONE in February 2010 as Executive Editor, where he oversaw the rapid expansion of the journal, and the introduction of new metrics to enhance the visibility of published papers, and became Editorial Director in October 2012.
Damian Pattinson
Rob PETERS leads the day-to-day management of software development at ORCID. He manages our technology stack (Java/PostgreSQL) and agile development processes, ensures that our technology infrastructure is stable and scalable to support Registry growth, all while making large code contributions across every level of the stack. He has held CTO, software architect, and engineering positions at large scale data-drive startups including Enloop, Credit.com, and TransUnion. Rob has an AA in Mathematics from Reedley Community College and studied computer science at Cal Poly.
Rob Peters
Andrew PRESTON is the co-founder of Publons. He was an active researcher in physics for a number of years, first as a PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington, then as postdoctoral researcher at Boston University. He left BU to found Publons with a mission to speed up science.
Andrew Preston
Howard RATNER is the driving force behind CHOR Inc. and its first service, CHORUS: Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States.  Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired the not-for-profit ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID system, and was active in the establishment of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the founding and technical development of CrossRef and CLOCKSS. He currently serves as the President for the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is an active member of the STM Future Labs. Howard received the NFAIS Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture Award in 2012. He is a frequent speaker on digital production and new technology themes.
Before joining CHOR, Howard was Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group where he was in charge of global web and mobile development and operations, content management, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products. Howard also held positions at Springer and John Wiley & Sons.
Howard Ratner
Andreas RAUBER is Associate Professor at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ifs) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien). He furthermore is president of AARIT, the Austrian Association for Research in IT and a Key Researcher at Secure Business Austria (SBA-Research). He has been involved in numerous research projects in the area of digital preservation, data analysis and information retrieval.
Andreas Rauber
Susan REILLY is Executive Director of LIBER, The Association of European Research Libraries. She has led LIBER's advocacy activities in the areas of TDM, open access and copyright. She has also worked across a range of EU projects relating to open access, e-science, and digital libraries. She has recently contributed to the LERU Roadmap for Open Access to Research Data and has co-authored a study, for the European Commission, to identify recommendations for a single pan-European authorisation, authentication and accounting (AAA) infrastructure for research information resources. She holds an MSc in Information Management from the University of Sheffield, and has several years' experience in library management.
Susan Reilly
Dr Torsten REIMER : In my current role at Imperial College London I am responsible for the cross-College activities in Open Access and Research Data Management. I shape Imperial's strategy in these areas, oversee its implementation across the university and work with partners to influence the scholarly communications landscape. Before joining Imperial College, I was a Programme Manager at Jisc, a charity delivering digital solutions for education and research. At Jisc my work focussed on digital infrastructure, tools and methods for research and related policy areas. I oversaw projects and programmes developing innovative approaches in areas such as social media analysis, scholarly communications, text mining, cloud/grid computing, impact assessment, software development and data curation. Previously, I have held positions at King's College London, the University of Munich, the Bavarian State Library in Munich, a large international software company and with a publisher.
Torsten Reimer
Dr Janne-Tuomas SEPPÄNEN is the founder and managing director of Peerage of Science. He is also an active scientist in behavioural ecology, studying information use and culture in animals. When not busy with creating web applications or recording animal behaviour, he is likely to be found fishing at one of the thousands of Finnish lakes, or in the autumn forests, hunting moose.
Janne Seppänen
Tibor SIMKO is the Head Developer of the Invenio digital library software. He leads CERN’s Digital Library Technology team and the open data and analysis preservation developments and is one of the Technology Directors behind INSPIRE, the next-generation high-energy-physics information system. Tibor’s wider professional interests include information management and retrieval, software development and psychology of programming, Unix and free software culture, and more.
Tibor Simko
Ronald SNIJDER has been involved in OAPEN since 2008, first as employee of Amsterdam University Press (AUP), and now as technical coordinator at the OAPEN Foundation. There he is responsible for the technical development of the OAPEN Library. Before that, he has worked in several profit and not–for–profit organizations as an IT and information management specialist. He is currently working on his PhD dissertation on the societal and scholarly impact of Open Access monograph publishing at Leiden University.
Ronald Snijder
Alma Swan is a consultant working in the field of scholarly communication. She is a director of Key Perspectives Ltd , Director of Advocacy for SPARC Europe, and Convenor for Enabling Open Scholarship, an organisation of university managers around the world that promotes the principles of open scholarship and open science. She is also a director of the Directory of Open Access Journals and of the umbrella organisation Infrastructure Services for Open Access. She holds honorary academic positions in the University of Southampton School of Electronics & Computer Science and the University of Warwick Business School.
Her work covers market research and business modelling, project management and evaluation, research communication practices and behaviours, and the study and promotion of new forms of scholarly communication in the age of the Web. She writes and makes frequent presentations on scholarly communication issues.
Alma has BSc and PhD degrees in biology from the University of Southampton, and an MBA from Warwick Business School. In her early career, she held a lectureship at the University of Leicester, teaching courses on cell biology, comparative anatomy and the biology of cancer, before moving into science publishing for eleven years. In 1996 she co-founded Key Perspectives Ltd, a consultancy specialising in scholarly communication. She was adviser to the World Bank when it developed its Open Access policy in 2011 and to UNESCO as it developed its policy in 2013. She also wrote the UNESCO Policy Guidelines on Open Access.  
Alma Swan
Herbert Van de SOMPEL is an Information Scientist at LANL and for over 10 years has led the Digital Library Research & Prototyping Team. The Team does research regarding various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, including information infrastructure, interoperability, digital preservation and indicators for the assessment of the quality of units of scholarly communication. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse & Exchange specifications (OAI-ORE), the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, the bX scholarly recommender service, info URI, Open Annotation, and ResourceSync. Currently, he works with his team on the Memento and Hiberlink projects. He graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, Belgium, and holds a Ph.D. in Communication Science (2000) from the same university.
Victoria TSOUKALA is the Head of the ePublishing and Social Sciences and Humanities Unit at the National Documentation Centre (EKT), in Athens,where she has worked since 2009. She earned her PhD and MA in Classical Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College, PA, USA and her BA in History and Archaeology at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Her scope of work in Archaeology is food and its social context, and archaeological and epigraphic approaches to religion.
Αt ΕΚΤ she oversees the organization’s strategy and initiatives for open science in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, placing an emphasis on open access to scientific and cultural information, investigating new paths for scholarly communication and e-infrastructures. Current flagship initiatives she supervises include the Greek Reference Index for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (http://www.grissh.gr (alpha)), the main Greek harvester http://openarchives.gr, the ePublishing@EKT service (http://epublishing.ekt.gr), a nation-wide not-for-profit publishing e-infrastructure service for the Greek scientific community. She coordinates the open access policy support project PASTEUR4OA (www.pasteur4oa.eu), as well as the organization’s participation in various EU projects that relate to open access, such as www.openaire.eu and open access to research data, such as www.recodeproject.eu.
She serves as member of European Commission’s expert groups for the European Research Area and as a reviewer for projects and publications in scholarly communications and e-infrastructures. She publishes in scholarly communications, open access and research policy and archaeology.
Ruben VERBORGH is a researcher in semantic hypermedia at Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium, where he obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2014. He explores the connection between Semantic Web technologies and the Web's architectural properties, with the ultimate goal of building more intelligent clients. Along the way, he became fascinated by Linked Data, REST/hypermedia, Web APIs, and related technologies. He's a co-author of two books on Linked Data, and has written several publications on Web-related topics in international journals.
Website : http://ruben.verborgh.org
Ruben Verborgh
Tyler WALTERS is Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech. He is a Research Libraries Leadership Fellow of the Association of Research Libraries. Walters serves on many boards such as the steering committee, Coalition of Networked Information (CNI); Board of Directors, DuraSpace; Board of Directors, National Information Standards Organization (NISO); and editorial board, International Journal of Digital Curation. Walters is a founding member of the MetaArchive Cooperative, a digital preservation federation and serves on the board of its management organization, the Educopia Institute. Walters recently completed a Ph.D. from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. His research focuses on changes in knowledge creation and production in research universities, organizational change, and adaptive and transformational leadership. Walters also currently serves as the founding director of SHARE – the Shared Access Research Ecosystem initiative in the U.S.
Tyler Walters