Presentation Open Access

LIBER 2021 Session #4: Open Access: a Case for Diversity and Inclusion

Moyle, Martin; van den Hoogen, Henk; Oefelein, Timon; Westerbeke, Jos; Herrmann, Elisa; Paß, Stefanie; Rumler, Jana

These are the slides from the LIBER 2021 Session Open Access: a Case for Diversity and Inclusion.

This session will be chaired by Martin Moyle, University College London, United Kingdom

  • Societal impact and open research: results of a joint partner investigation, Henk van den Hoogen, University Library Maastricht, the Netherlands; Timon Oefelein, Springer Nature, Germany
  • Speed talk: Online Library Access and Privacy: Best Practice, Jos Westerbeke, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Open Access - A challenge for smaller research libraries, Elisa Herrmann, Stefanie Paß, Jana Rumler, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, Germany


In the first presentation, Henk van den Hoogen and Timon Oefelein present the results of a unique collaborative Open Science initiative by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), Springer Nature and several academic libraries in the Netherlands. This presentation provides background to the initiative, its rationale, objectives, and interdisciplinary make up, as well as summarising its key results and those from two large global researcher surveys to do with researchers’ motivations towards SDG research and usage trends of both OA and non-OA content. The presentation will be of interest to academic support librarians supporting researchers with publication and impact, as well as data librarians interested in innovative new SDG mapping technology, and bibliometric and members of the research assessment community interested in new ways of defining and capturing the societal impact of research.
Next, Jos Westerbeke will give a lightning talk about Federated Identity Management (FIM4L), one of LIBER’s Working Groups. In hist talk, they will provide insights and recommendations into authentication practices (single sign-on) for licensed materials and differing privacy issues. He will also discuss what to do when publishers delay implementing privacy enhancing changes and how the Working Group can help with setting up the right configuration for federated SSO access according to a broadly supported uniform library SSO method conforming to FIM4L principles.
Finally, Elisa Herrmann, Stefanie Paß, and Jana Rumler will provide insights from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, a small integrated research museum within the Leibniz Association. In their presentation, they will discuss the future activities for the implementation and promotion of Open Access in their institution, which include an in-house publication fund, the development of Green Open Access infrastructures, and the handling of OA publications in the acquisition process. As a smaller institution themselves, they will also pose the question of how big the gap is in the implementation of Open Access between large and small libraries. They will then identify possibilities to narrow the gap and, in the best case, create structures that will help smaller libraries to promote Open Access and Open Science in their institutions.

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