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4nd Open Access Conference
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Igreja de S. Vicente
University of Minho - Braga

26 - 27 November 2009
B1 Auditorium, CPII - Gualtar Campus



Alma Swan; Alicia Lopez Medina; Cameron Neylon; Bruno Neves; Carlos Morais Pires; Dulce Correia; Eloy Rodrigues; Gary Hall; João Moreira; José Carvalho; Lígia Maria Ribeiro; Maria Eugénia Matos Fernandes; Ricardo Saraiva; Robin Rice; Rosa Marcos;

Alma Swan (Director, Key Perspectives Ltd)

Alma Swan obtained a first class honours degree in zoology in 1974 and a PhD in small room biology in 1978 from Southampton University . After research fellowships funded by the Cancer Research Campaign at Southampton General Hospital and St. George's Hospital Medical School (London), she took a position as Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Leicester. Her research was in medical cell biology and she taught a range of courses from vertebrate biology to the biology of cancer.

In 1985, she moved into science publishing as managing editor of a Pergamon Press (later Elsevier Science) biomedical research indexing service, published both in print and online.

In 1996, she jointly founded Key Perspectives, a consultancy serving the scholarly publishing industry.

Though she has worked in the commercial sphere for 20 years, she retains links with academic life: for four years she was tutor and consultant for the Open University Business School 's MBA programme and since 1991 has been tutor for two business strategy courses on Warwick Business School 's MBA programme. She holds honorary roles as business mentor and teacher for the Institute for Entrepreneurship (part of the School of Management ) at Southampton University . Alma has an MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Member of the Institute of Biology and is an elected member of the Governing Board of Euroscience (the European Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology).

Alicia Lopez Medina

Alicia Lopez Medina  is head of Technology Innovation Unit at the Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED) Library, where among other responsabilities she manages the Institutional Repository "e-SpacioUNED". She coordinates the Open Access portal “e-ciencia Madri+d”, that aggregates the content of the Autonomous Community of Madrid Institutional Repositories Network. She is member of the Steering Committee  and Project Manager of the Open Access National Research Portal, RECOLECTA. She represents the Academic Libraries Network of Spain (REBIUN) in the Spanish “e-science network”, funded by the Science and Innovation Minister, where she is coordinating a working group for the development of a pilot to manage complex digital object based on ORE specifications. Since 2008, Project Manager at Fecyt for the coordination of the Open Access initiatives and actions of the Foundation related with Institutional Repositories. She is the Scientific responsible person of FECYT at the OpenAire project.  Member of the Advisor Committee of RedIris, the Spanish academic and research network that provides advanced communication services to the scientific community and national universities. Since October, 2009, member of the Executive Board of COAR.

Bruno Neves

Bruno Neves has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science (Archives and Libraries) and currently attends the Master´s degree in Information, Communication and New Media at the  Faculty of Arts of The University of Coimbra. Since July 2009 he works with the digital repository of the University of Coimbra, “Estudo Geral”, benefiting from a grant given by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia to the Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar da Universidade de Coimbra.

Cameron Neylon

Cameron Neylon is a biophysicist who has always worked in interdisciplinary areas and is an advocate of open research practice and improved data management. He currently works as Senior Scientist in Biomolecular Sciences at the ISIS Neutron Scattering facility at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Along with his work in structural biology and biophysics his research and writing focusses on the interface of web technology with science and the successful (and unsuccessful) application of generic and specially designed tools in the academic research environment. He is a founder member of the Open Knowledge Foundation Science Working Group and writes regularly on Open Research at his blog, Science in the Open.

Carlos Morais Pires

Carlos Morais Pires is with the European Commission since 1998. He is the head of sector of the area 'Scientific Data Infrastructure' (Capacities Programme) which addresses the problems of building in Europe a high-quality and reliable repository e-infrastructure to support e-Science and innovation. He has been actively contributing to bridge European research output into policy and regulatory activities. Before joining the European Commission he was lecturing computer networks and digital signal processing in the public University of Lisbon (ISCTE/UIL). He holds a Master (91) and a PhD (96) degree in Electrical Engineering in the field of telecommunications, moving image processing and media broadcasting technologies.

Dulce Correia

Dulce Correia has a degree in History and a Post Graduation in Information Science obtained at the University of Coimbra, and also a Post Graduation in Human Resources Management obtained at ISLA-Leiria.

Since 1993 she has worked as a Librarian at university and public libraries, namely at the Documentation Services of the University of Beira Interior, at the Public Library of Pombal and at the School of Technology and Management of Leiria (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria).

In the beginning of 2007 she was appointed coordinator of the integration process of the IPL Libraries and, in August 2007, she was appointed Director of the Documentation Services.

Eloy Rodrigues (Librarian, Director of the University of Minho Documentation Services)

Eloy Rodrigues is the Director of the University of Minho Documentation Services . In recent years he has devoted much of his work to the development of digital libraries, education and training of librarians and library users and the study of the scholarly communication system. In 2003, Eloy Rodrigues lead the project to create RepositoriUM – the institutional repository of Minho University , and he has directed this services ever since. 

At the end of 2004 he drafted the formal policy of Minho University on open access to its scientific output. The other main focus of Eloy's current activity is promoting and advocating Open Access and institutional repositories in Portugal and in the Portuguese speaking world.

Gary Hall

Gary Hall is Professor of Media and Performing Arts, Coventry University, UK. He is author of Culture in Bits (2002) and Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (2008), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (2006) and Experimenting: Essays With Samuel Weber (2007).

In 1999 he co-founded the open access journal Culture Machine (http://www.culturemachine.net), and in 2006 he co-founded Open Humanities Press (http://www.openhumanitiespress.org). The first open-access publishing ‘house’ explicitly dedicated to critical and cultural theory, OHP was officially launched in 2008 by an international group of scholars including Alain Badiou, Jonathan Culler, Steven Greenblatt, Lawrence Grossberg, Donna Haraway, N. Katherine Hayles, Alan Liu, Antonio Negri and Gayatri Spivak. OHP’s open access monograph project, run in collaboration with the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office, UC-Irvine, UCLA Library, and the Public Knowledge Project headed by John Willinsky at Stanford University, was announced in 2009. It includes the Culture Machine Liquid Books series (http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/liquid-books.html), co-edited by Gary Hall.

João Moreira

João Mendes Moreira has graduated in Systems Analysis and Computer Engineering (University of Minho in 1991-1996). In the last decade he has worked at FCCN having developed, directly or indirectly, activities in the infra-structures and advanced services area aimed for the Research and Education Network.

He was responsible for managing FCCN IT services and the corporate and business systems. He has also worked in emblematic projects such as the Internet Schools project or the European project 6DISS.

In 2004, he begin to work in the interesting information and documentation field having worked in one of the most relevant projects on this area – The Online Library of Knowledge – for which he become responsible for. In 2008 and with the collaboration of Minho University he has helped to execute the first stage of the RCAAP project which will be presented on this conference.

José Carvalho

José Carvalho was graduated in Language Teaching, specialized in educational resources and post-graduated in Information Systems. He collaborated in the early stages of the Institutional Repository of Minho University and worked on a p2p knowledge sharing application named Bumerang. He has also worked at TecMinho as an e-learning technical Executive, managing the development of technologies that can support e-learning and m-learning experiences, being involved in the development of TecMinho’s Open Educational Resources infrastructure and actively participating in the development of an e-learning technological framework. Since July 2008, he is in charge of the management of the RCAAP project.

Lígia Maria Ribeiro

Lígia Ribeiro received her degree in Applied Mathematics in 1977 at the University of Porto and holds a PhD in Engineering Science from the University of Minho.
She is pro-rector at the University of Porto, being responsible for ICT. She is also a Principal Researcher at the Faculty of Engineering of U.PORTO, where she was director of the Computer Centre (1997 – 2002). Her main research interests are HPC and Information Systems.
Lígia Ribeiro was President of EUNIS between 2004 and 2006, after being vice-president for two years. She is presently an invited member of the EUNIS Board of Directors.

Maria Eugénia Matos Fernandes

Maria Eugénia Matos Fernandes licenciou-se em História pela Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (1980), obteve o diploma do Curso de Especialização em Ciências Documentais - Opção Arquivo (1987) e o Grau de Mestre em História Moderna na mesma Faculdade (1987).

Em 1998 foi requisitada ao Ministério da Cultura pelo Reitor da Universidade do Porto para instalar o Arquivo Central da Reitoria, que coordenou até 2006.

Desde 2006 que é Coordenadora da Unidade de Gestão de Informação da Universidade Digital.

Ricardo Saraiva

Ricardo Saraiva works for the Documentation Services of the University of Minho and is the repository manager of RepositóriUM – the Institutional Repository of the University of Minho. Since 2004, he is has been involved in the promotion, communication and user support of various Open Access related activities. Another main focus of his current activity has been the advocacy and promotion of Open Access and institutional repositories in Portugal integrated in recent projects like RCAAP, DRIVER and NECOBELAC.

Robin Rice

Robin Rice was the project manager of the DISC-UK DataShare project (2007-2009), funded from the JISC Repositories and Preservation Programme, and was project director of the University of Edinburgh's Data Audit Framework Implementation project (2008), also funded by JISC in the UK. As Data Librarian, she is the service manager of the University of Edinburgh's Data Library, based with the EDINA national data centre in Information Services. She was project coordinator of the Digital Curation Centre during its setup phase in 2004-05. She worked previously as a data librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US, and has a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies from UW-Madison.

Rosa Marcos

Rosa Marcos has a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures and a Post Graduation in Information Science. Since 2001 she has worked as a librarian at university libraries, namely at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja between 2001 and 2003 and since that date at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.

Throughout the years, she has dedicated herself mainly to projects related to new technologies. She was responsible for managing Moodle, the e-learning platform, for managing the Aleph software and for implementing the web portal of the IPL’s Documentation Services. Currently she is also the manager of the IC-Online, IPL’s institutional repository.


Financiado por: POS_CUE