3rd LIBER Workshop on Digital Curation @ University of Vienna
Mai 18_Mai 19 todo o dia

The management of digital objects (e.g. articles, datasets, images, streams of data, multimedia objects) and non-digital objects (namely real-world entities, like authors, institutions, teams, geographic locations, etc.) is a crucial issue for the whole scientific and administrative process within an academic institution.

The need to unambiguously locate and access the digital resources, as well as associate them with the related metadata (e.g. authors, relevant entities, institutions, research groups, projects, administrative organisational units) is an essential requirement for managing, accessing, reusing, retrieving and preserving huge amounts of cultural and intellectual resources.

Along with the tide of Big Data, the relevance of this issue has been dramatically increased, making it clear that academic institutions have to take actions and develop plans that foster achievement of these goals. In this Conference, we argue that the introduction of comprehensive Data Management Plans is the imminent step for the Instiutions and their repositories which seek to fulfil requirements set to them.

Data Management Plans facilitate the curation process of digital objects. Thus, the time and effort spent by the curators is minimized.

+ info: http://liber2014.univie.ac.at

OpenAIRE conference 2014 / COAR Annual MeetingOpenAIRE conference 2014 / COAR Annual Meeting
Mai 20_Mai 23 todo o dia

The momentum for Open Access (OA) and research data sharing continues to grow and endorsement for OA from governments, funding agencies and institutions around the world signal that it will soon become a default mode for scholarly output. Critical to the success of OA are the infrastructures, both human and technical, that support policy implementation. To that end, many regions around the world are investing in the development of repository networks that facilitate open access and research data sharing.

OpenAIRE and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) are pleased to announce that a joint conference and the COAR Annual Meeting will take place from May 21- 23, 2014 in Athens, Greece, at the Athens Acropolis Museum.

This conference will explore how OA infrastructures are being practically implemented around the world. Sessions will touch on how repositories intersect with other library and research services and the variety of value added services that enhance them such as text-mining. Other focus areas will be measuring the impact of scientific output and data in the institutional context. The conference will also discuss the issue of global interoperability of repository networks.

In addition to the main conference event there will be a number of related workshops, sessions, project internal meetings and the COAR General Assembly.The main topics and further program information will be announced on the COAR and OpenAIRE websites in the coming months.

40th IASSIST Conference @ Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 2_Jun 5 todo o dia

40th Annual IASSIST Conference — Aligning Data and Research Infrastructure – Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 3 – June 6, 2014.

IASSIST – International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology.

Host institutions: Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and York University.

+ info: http://www.library.yorku.ca/cms/iassist

Congresso SciCom PT 2014 @ ICBAS/FFUP
Jun 2_Jun 3 todo o dia

Este ano, o congresso SciCom Portugal irá focar o papel da comunicação de ciência no desenvolvimento local, regional, nacional e internacional, em especial nas comunidades de língua portuguesa. (ver info em http://scicom.up.pt).

As comunicações serão organizadas em torno de 6 temas, abordados numa perspetiva teórica ou prática.
Sessões plenárias (3 e 4 de junho):

Sessão de abertura: Quem somos: Repensar a comunicação de ciência à luz da mediação de conhecimento (knowledge brokering)
Mesas Redondas sobre Comunicação de Ciência
Sessão de Encerramento: A ciência com e para a sociedade, no âmbito de uma perspetiva de Investigação e Inovação Responsável (RRI)

Sessões paralelas (3 e 4 de junho):


Grassroots, Faça Você Mesmo (DIY), ciência de cidadãos (citizen science), projetos e atividades de ciência desenvolvidos em comunidades
Educação informal e projetos dirigidos a grandes públicos
Multimédia e projetos de arte e ciência
Atividades empresariais, angariação de fundos e marketing científico
Relação com os media, jornalismo científico e projetos influenciadores de políticas científicas
Projetos internacionais ou de larga escala em Ciência e Sociedade

Em cada tema podem ser apresentados trabalhos em duas vertentes:

a) Estudos teóricos e de avaliação
b) Apresentação de projetos e descrição de práticas

Demonstrações práticas (fim da tarde do dia 4)
Programa social (noite do dia 3)

Porto, ICBAS/FFUP (Mapa: http://tinyurl.com/ICBAS-localizacao)
Datas importantes:

• Abertura das inscrições e submissão de resumos das comunicações: 20 de Janeiro
• Data limite para o envio de resumos: 15 de Março
• Divulgação das comunicações aprovadas: 30 de Abril
• Encerramento das inscrições: 15 de Maio
• Congresso SciCom: 3 e 4 de Junho de 2014
Valor da Inscrição:

30 euros (incluindo almoços volantes, coffee-breaks, programa social e material informativo)

NOTA: As propostas mais bem classificadas serão aceites para apresentação oral. Todas as propostas que obtenham nota mínima na avaliação serão aceites para apresentação em poster.

Open Repositories Conference in Helsinki in June 2014Open Repositories Conference in Helsinki in June 2014
Jun 8_Jun 13 todo o dia

Call for Proposals

The Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2014, will be held 9-13 June 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. This year’s conference theme is:

Towards Repository Ecosystems

Repository systems are but one part of the ecosystem in 21st century research, and it is increasingly clear that no single repository will serve as the sole resource for its community. How can repositories best be positioned to offer complementary services in a network that includes research data management systems, institutional and discipline repositories, publishers, and the open Web? When should service providers build to fill identified niches, and where should they connect with related services?  How might these networks offer services to support organizations that lack the resources to build their own, or researchers seeking to optimize their domain workflows?

Examining how repositories best integrate into the holistic research flow; exploring ties between domain-specific repositories and institutional repositories; and understanding durable content strategies outside of traditional repository environments are the central themes of the Open Repositories 2014 conference. We welcome proposals on these themes, but also on the theoretical, practical, organizational or administrative topics related to digital repositories. We’re particularly interested in hearing about:

  • Unconventional approaches to repository-like services
  • Interconnection between publishers and repositories
  • Researcher-centered design for scholarly workflows
  • Adaptations to support curation lifecycle management, e.g., for research data
  • Real-world scalability and performance stories: working at web-scale, with big data for global usage
  • Requirements for holding restricted or classified data in repositories
  • Infrastructure to accommodate national and international mandates for data management and open access
  • Positioning repositories closer to (local, consortial, or cloud-based) cyberinfrastructure for data processing
  • Leveraging connections to external services including:
    • Remote identifier services (e.g., DOI, ORCID)
    • (Re-)using repository data/metadata in new and unexpected ways, including integrated discovery
    • Scholarly social media services, such as for annotation, review, comment, reputation, citation, and altmetrics
    • CRIS and research management systems
    • Digital preservation tools, services & infrastructure
  • Community and sustainability in an open world


  • 3 February 2014: Deadline for submissions
  • 4 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
  • 17 April 2014: Submitters notified of acceptance to interest groups
  • 9-13 June 2014: OR2014 conference

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2014 @ University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
Jun 15_Jun 19 todo o dia

“Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the transformation of libraries and information services in the digital environment. In recognition of evolving online and social technological influences that present both challenges and opportunities, “ASSESSMENT” is the theme for LIDA 2014. The conference theme is divided into two parts. The first part addresses advances in qualitative assessment methods and practices and the second part covers assessment methods involving alternative metrics based on social media and a wider array of communicative activities, commonly referred to as “altmetrics.” While qualitative methods have a long tradition of application, altmetrics are a set of new approaches to filtering information and to evaluating scholarly communication and research, with possible application to libraries as well. LIDA 2014 brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made memorable by being held in an enchanting and spectacularly beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.”

+ info: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida

18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
Jun 19@11:15_Jun 20@12:15


The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) enters its 18th year. Elpub 2014 will continue the tradition, bringing together researchers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses.

Elpub 2014 will particularly focus on the openness and use of research data as well as new and innovative publishing paradigms. We welcome presentations and discussions that demonstrate the role of cultural heritage and service organisations in the creation, accessibility, curation and long term preservation of data. We aim to provide a forum for discussing appraisal, citation and licensing of research data. Also, what is new with reviewing, publishing and editorial technology in a data-centric setting?

We invite contributions from members of the communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of electronic publishing and scholarly communication. Topics include but are not restricted to:
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

  • Text Mining (Natural language processing, text harvesting, dynamic formatting)
  • Open Data, Open Linked Data (Solutions, methods, tools)
  • Web Mining (Knowledge discovery in web documents)
  • Association Mining (Knowledge linking, discovery, presentation)
  • Information Retrieval (Content search, analysis and retrieval)
  • Visualization (Clustering, Graphs, Augmented reality, Knowledge maps)
  • Stream Mining (Video tagging, Audiobook tagging)
  • Legal Issues (Ethics, Copyright, licensing, etc.)

Online Social Networks for Scientific Communication

  • New digital media (user studies, innovative publishing)
  • User interfaces (Multilingual and multimodal interfaces, User generated content)
  • Specific user communities (Services and technology, media and content)
  • Personalization technologies (e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, RSS)
  • Social interaction analysis (Author collaboration trends, publication trends)
  • Security, Privacy and Integrity (Online ethics, Privacy policies, Online censorship)
  • Network analysis (Modelling and visualization of science networks)
  • Ubiquitous computing (Mobile and social network interactions, RFID book tagging)
  • Bibliometrics, (Data appraisal, citation and attribution)

Publishing and Access       

  • New publishing models (Business models, costs, tools, services and roles)
  • Open access (Publishing solutions, mandates, recommendations)
  • Open Data, Open Linked Data (Data registries, workflows, demonstrations)
  • Mobile information services (e-contents, e-books, etc.)
  • Interoperability (Scalability and middleware infrastructure)
  • Legal issues (Security, privacy and copyright issues)
  • Digital preservation (Cultural heritage, content authentication, DP Planning)
  • Semantic web (Metadata, information granularity, digital objects)
  • Digital library (Repositories, services, future)
  • New publishing paradigms (Executable papers, data journals, research objects, open peer review)


Website: www.elpub.net

ESOF 2014: OA Mandates and OA Global OA GrowthESOF 2014: OA Mandates and OA Global OA Growth @ ESOF Copenhagen
Jun 20_Jun 26 todo o dia

OA Debate.

Euroscience Open Forum, ESOF Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2014

Organized by Niels Stern | Type: oa debate

Website: http://esof2014.org/

LIBER 43rd Annual ConferenceLIBER 43rd Annual Conference @ National Library of Latvia
Jul 1_Jul 5 todo o dia
Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) 2014
Jul 22_Jul 25 todo o dia

Call for papers and posters

ETD2014 – the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations’ (NDLTD) 17th annual symposium – takes place at the University of Leicester, UK from 23 to 25 July 2014.

We are now inviting proposals for papers and posters.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, 31 January 2014.  We will contact you on or around Monday, 3rd March 2014 to confirm whether your proposal has been accepted.

With the overall symposium theme of ‘ETDs for Life’, we want to explore what difference the huge growth in open access to electronic theses and dissertations is making for authors, other researchers and for social and economic development

We are seeking proposals which address one of the following themes:

  •   ETDs for authors: topics such as authors’ perceptions of advantages/disadvantages of open access to ETDs and whether this access has influenced development of their career or other aspects of their lives.


  • ETDs for society and the economy: topics such as the value of open access to ETDs to business, education (including beyond academia), cultural life and economic development.


  • ETDs for scholarship: topics such as the visibility and accessibility of ETDs to the information seeker and the development of ‘enhanced’ ETDs which include access to related research data.


  •  ETDs and the information professional: topics such as the skills, resources and services required to further improve access to ETDs.

For information on how to submit your proposal, please visit http://www.le.ac.uk/etd2014/call

Repository Fringe 2014 @ University of Edinburgh
Jul 29_Jul 31 todo o dia

Mark your diaries for Repository Fringe 2014!

This year’s event will take place on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st July 2014, at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh.

Mais info: http://rfringe14.blogs.edina.ac.uk/

IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2014
Ago 15_Ago 22 todo o dia

IFLA World Library and Information Congress – “Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge”

80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France


Seminário da BAD em “Gestão de dados científicos: estratégias de intervenção nas bibliotecas” @ Universidade Portucalense
Set 16@9:00_16:00

Seminário sobre “Gestão de dados científicos: estratégias de intervenção nas bibliotecas” integrado no ciclo de seminários BAD 2014 da Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas.

Seminário de seis horas a realizar no Porto, na Universidade Portucalense, no dia 16 de setembro de 2014.

Mais informações: www.apbad.pt/Formacao/formacao_seminarios.htm.

Inscrições: www.bad.pt/new/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=24.

6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) @ UNESCO Headquarters
Set 16@13:00_Set 18@14:00

The 6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) will be hosted by UNESCO at their Paris Headquarters from September 17th – 19th, 2014. Further information will be posted on the Conference page as it becomes available – http://oaspa.org/conference.

Conferência “Advocacy for Libraries” @ Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
Set 16@13:30_Set 17@22:00

A BAD – Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas e o Goethe-Institut Portugal, organizam conjuntamente a Conferência nos dias 16 e 17 de Setembro de 2014, na Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, sobre o tema «Advocacy for Libraries».
Mais informações e inscrições: http://www.bad.pt/noticia/2014/06/28/conferencia-advocacy-for-libraries.

ERC Workshop on Research Data Management and Sharing @ Covent Garden, Brussels
Set 18@13:45_Set 19@14:45

On 18–19 September 2014, the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) in collaboration with the ERC Scientific Council’s Working Group on Open Access is organising a workshop on Research Data Management and Sharing.

During this 2-day event different aspects of this important topic will be explored together with ERC grantees and other researchers, with representatives from funding bodies, universities and other research performers, with publishers, scientific societies, policy makers and other interested parties.

The workshop is organised around a number of interactive sessions with lots of room for discussion. The ultimate aim is to generate a number of concrete recommendations to relevant stakeholders on how to encourage and support good data management practices and facilitate the sharing and re-use of research data.

The workshop is by invitation only. A detailed draft programme, which will be regularly updated, and information on how to request an invitation are available on the ERC website at

WCIT2014: Technologies and open access; a global perspective @ Expo Guadalajara
Set 30 todo o dia
5ª Conferência Luso-Brasileira sobre Acesso Aberto @ Universidade de Coimbra - Auditório da Reitoria da Universidade de Coimbra
Out 6@8:30_Out 8@16:00

Na sequência do Memorando de Entendimento assinado entre os Ministros da Ciência e Tecnologia de Portugal e do Brasil em Outubro de 2009, e dando continuidade às conferências já organizadas, vai realizar-se nos dias 6 a 8 de outubro, na Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, no Auditório da Reitoria da Universidade de Coimbra, a 5ª Conferência Luso-Brasileira de Acesso Aberto.

Esta Conferência tem como objetivo promover a partilha, discussão, produção e divulgação de conhecimentos, práticas e pesquisa sobre o acesso aberto em todas as suas dimensões e perspetivas, servindo de catalisador à disseminação de políticas, investigação e desenvolvimento na área.

A conferência pretende reunir as comunidades portuguesa e brasileira, que desenvolvem atividades de investigação, desenvolvimento, gestão de serviços e definição de políticas relacionadas com o acesso aberto ao conhecimento, através de repositórios e de revistas de acesso aberto, em instituições de investigação e de ensino superior.


Os temas a serem tratados no âmbito da Conferência são os seguintes:

– Repositórios de publicações científicas;

– Revistas científicas de acesso aberto;

– Repositórios de dados científicos;

– Políticas e mandatos de acesso aberto;

– Interoperabilidade entre os repositórios e outros sistemas de informação de apoio à atividade científica e académica;

– Sistemas de gestão da Ciência e Tecnologia (CRIS);

– Preservação digital;

– Direitos de autor;

– Acesso aberto, bibliometria e métricas alternativas.

Workshop ConfOA: Repositórios institucionais e o Open Data Pilot no Horizonte 2020 @ Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra
Out 8@9:00_12:00

Workshop promovido no âmbito da 5ª Conferência Luso-Brasileira de Acesso Aberto.

Formadores: Kevin Ashley (Digital Curation Center) e Pedro Príncipe (Universidade do Minho)
Destinatários: Gestores de repositórios e bibliotecários

O objetivo deste curso é preparar os gestores de repositórios e os bibliotecários para o desempenho de novas funções e de oferecer novos serviços em Gestão de Dados Científicos e, mais especificamente, preparar os formandos para lidar com os requisitos do Open Research Data Pilot do programa-quadro Horizonte 2020.
O Open Research Data Pilot H2020 surge com o propósito de melhorar e maximizar o acesso e a reutilização de dados de investigação resultantes de projetos financiados pela Comissão Europeia. A rede de repositórios institucionais portugueses de acesso aberto (RCAAP) pode desempenhar um papel importante nesta iniciativa europeia, quer no apoio aos investigadores no seio das suas instituições, quer na sua sensibilização para o cumprimento dos objetivos do programa piloto H2020, no que se refere aos requisitos de dados científicos em acesso aberto.
Pretende-se que os gestores de repositórios adquiram conhecimentos sobre os requisitos de dados científicos do H2020 e competências básicas para desenvolver a capacidade de curadoria de dados locais; sobre a gestão do acesso a coleções de dados científicos; sobre a oferta de novos serviços na biblioteca e nos repositórios sobre aconselhamento aos investigadores e elaboração de planos de Gestão de Dados ou sobre a gestão de dados científicos dentro de um projeto.

Idiomas da formação: Inglês e Português

Inscrições disponíveis em http://goo.gl/RWdXFs

(Número de inscrições limitado a 30 participantes)


Evento apoiado pelo projeto FOSTER

Workshop ConfOA: Como cumprir com os requisitos do Acesso Aberto no quadro europeu Horizonte 2020 @ Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra
Out 8@14:00_16:00

Workshop promovido no âmbito da 5ª Conferência Luso-Brasileira de Acesso Aberto.

Formadores: Victoria Tsoukala (EKT – National Documentation Centre); Eloy Rodrigues (Universidade do Minho); Ana Luísa Silva (Universidade de Coimbra)

Destinatários: Investigadores, docentes e alunos do terceiro ciclo (preferencialmente da Universidade de Coimbra)

O objetivo deste curso é o de informar os investigadores sobre as políticas de Acesso Aberto e de Dados Abertos do Programa-Quadro Horizonte 2020. Através do Horizonte 2020 a Comissão Europeia declara que todos os artigos revistos pelos pares, que resultem de projetos financiados por esta organização, devem ser disponibilizados em acesso aberto.
A oficina irá fornecer informações detalhadas sobre os requisitos para publicação em acesso aberto e sobre a ação-piloto de acesso aberto a dados científicos e aos planos de gestão de dados de investigação. Aos participantes serão dadas informações práticas sobre como cumprir com os requisitos do acesso aberto, e como integrar esses requisitos durante todo o ciclo de vida do projeto – desde a elaboração de propostas à avaliação final.
Esta oficina tem como objetivo reforçar o grau de cumprimento das políticas de Acesso Aberto e de Dados Abertos no programa-quadro Horizonte 2020, por parte dos investigadores portugueses. Assim, os participantes ficarão a:
– Ter uma melhor compreensão das vantagens do Acesso Aberto;
– Conhecer as políticas europeias sobre o Acesso Aberto;
– Conhecer os requisitos de Acesso Aberto do Horizonte 2020;
– Saber como cumprir com esses requisitos (quando publicam um artigo, depositam uma publicação ou submetem um projeto a financiamento)

Idiomas da formação: Inglês e Português
Inscrições disponíveis em http://goo.gl/WOL788
(Número de inscrições limitado a 50 participantes)


Evento apoiado pelo projeto FOSTER

Open Science Days 2014 @ Harnack House
Out 13_Out 14 todo o dia

The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) cordially invites you to participate in the Open Science Days 2014.

The event, which will take place at the Harnack House in Berlin, is going to extend over one and a half days (October 13/14) and will include various forms of talks as well as a panel discussion.

In the context of the conference we would like to deal with various aspects of a global movement towards a more open and transparent approach to science.

The international discussion in this area, among other things, is focused on

  • public access to research outcome in the form of publications (Open Access)
  • a free access to research data (Open Research Data)
  • access to and cross-linking of public data stocks (Linked Open Data)
  • the quest for alternative solutions to the traditional review processes provided by journal publishers, in order to improve transparency in this field (Open Review)
  • the development and usage of Open Source software for research activity
  • the involvement of amateur or non-professional scientists in the research process (Citizen Science)

All those aspects share the endeavor for an opening of established scientific processes with regard to a greater availability, transparency and networking (Openness).

Are we experiencing another hype or do those movements related to the concept of Open Science achieve a real progress for the future of research?

What are the experiences of those who recently tried to put these concepts into practice?

In the area of Open Access some noticeable success has already been achieved – but, looking at the other fields of Open Science, do we see realistic chances for a profound transformation of the established system?

The event is directed at researchers and specialists from inside and especially from outside the Max Planck Society who are interested in an interdisciplinary communication about Open Science.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their own ideas, experiences, initiatives or activities and to discuss current topics related to the scopes mentioned above.

Futher information available at: http://osd.mpdl.mpg.de/

Conferência Internacional Aceso Aberto, Preservação Digital, Interoperabilidade, Visibilidade e Dados Científicos @ Hotel Embaixador
Out 14_Out 17 todo o dia

La Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) en colaboración con el Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT), LibLink del Consorcio Iberoamericano para la Educación en Ciencia y Tecnología (ISTEC) y la Biblioteca Digital Colombiana (BDCOL), lo invitan a enviar sus propuestas de ponencia para la “Conferência Internacional Aceso Aberto, Preservação Digital, Interoperabilidade, Visibilidade e Dados Científicos” que se llevará a cabo del 15 al 17 de octubre de 2014, en el Hotel Embaixador, en la ciudad de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.

Este espacio es el cuarto encuentro de dos conferencias internacionales:

  • IV Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas y Repositorios Digitales (BIREDIAL’14)
  • IX Simposio Internacional de Biblioteca Digitales (SIBD’14)

Durante tres días compartiremos experiencias relacionadas con acceso abierto al conocimiento, la preservación de documentos y datos en repositorios institucionales, interoperabilidad y visibilidad de los esfuerzos realizados alrededor del acceso abierto.

El evento atiende a las inquietudes de los investigadores en todo lo referido a la difusión de los resultados de investigación en acceso abierto y la gestión de datos primarios (datos crudos), su visión, lo relativo a los derechos de autor y la reproducibilidad de la investigación.

Todas las temáticas serán abordadas en el marco de una cultura de acceso abierto con la intención de repensar el acceso, preservación y uso del conocimiento para el beneficio de la mayor cantidad de personas.

Fecha límite de presentación de resúmenes:      16 de Mayo de 2014

Más información  http://biredial.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/Biredial-ISTEC_2014/2014

3rd National Open Access Workshop @ Council of Higher Education
Out 20_Out 21 todo o dia

Removal of the obstacles to access information will both increase the quality of information produced and enable the rapid development of society with high value-added products and services. For this reason, developed societies have been making legal regulations to provide everyone with free access to scientific publications and research data supported by public funds and implementing very important incentives in this issue.

The Council of Higher Education (CoHE) is going to host 3rd National Open Access Workshop that will be held on 20-21 October 2014 with the intention to discuss open access of scientific publications and research data produced in our country through institutional digital archives and the necessary policy, strategy, legislation and open access infrastructure for this (Workshop Program). The problems and new developments concerning open access issue will be discussed from different perspectives in the meeting where national and international experts and invited speakers will participate.

Launched in January 2014 and being conducted currently, “Higher Education Academic Repository Project” is one of the most important agenda of the meeting. Developments, the current situation, and targets related to the project will be shared with participants. It is believed that the discussions with international experts participating in this meeting will strengthen the studies we are conducting, and empower our goals for the future.

On grounds that “Higher Education Academic Repository Project”, which we believe, is an important milestone on access to scientific information, the goal of the meeting is to introduce the project more closely to partners and get the thoughts and support of the whole stakeholders. All the publishing world, public institutions, private sector representatives, project funders and particularly our universities are the target audience of the meeting.

As the Council of Higher Education, we are pleased to host this meeting in which issues related to scientific knowledge production and sharing will be discussed.

Prof. Dr. Gökhan Çetinsaya
President of the Council of Higher Education

Webinar: OpenAIRE portal
Out 20@14:00_15:00
Webinar: OpenAIRE portal

Webinar: OpenAIRE portal by Katerina Iatropoulou (NK University of Athens)

Open webinar with Katerina Iatropoulou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) on the new OpenAIRE portal www.openaire.eu:

  • how to find and add publications, data and project information
  • use it as a project management tool
  • find information about OA

Toda a Informação dos webinars OpenAIRE pode ser consultada aqui http://www.openaire.eu/news/news-events/oaw14-openaireplus-webinar e as inscrições podem ser feitas em http://tinyurl.com/ktrgqhj.

OpenAIRE Webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot @ Webinar
Out 21@14:00_15:00
OpenAIRE Webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot @ Webinar

Webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot by Sarah Jones (DCC)

Sarah Jones (HATII, Digital Curation Center) will provide more information on the Open Research Data Pilot in H2020: who should participate and how to comply (in collaboration with FOSTER)

Toda a Informação dos webinars OpenAIRE pode ser consultada aqui http://www.openaire.eu/news/news-events/oaw14-openaireplus-webinar e as inscrições podem ser feitas em http://tinyurl.com/ktrgqhj.

OpenAIRE webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Access to Publications Mandate
Out 22@14:00_15:00
OpenAIRE webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Access to Publications Mandate

Webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Access to Publications Mandate by Eloy Rodrigues (UMinho)

Eloy Rodrigues (University of Minho) will provide more information on the Open Access to Publications Mandate in H2020 (in collaboration with FOSTER)

Toda a Informação dos webinars OpenAIRE pode ser consultada aqui http://www.openaire.eu/news/news-events/oaw14-openaireplus-webinar e as inscrições podem ser feitas em http://tinyurl.com/ktrgqhj.

8th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2014)
Nov 27_Nov 29 todo o dia


Cultural Heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that provide a solid representation of the historical background of human communities. These knowledge infrastructures are constructed from and integrate cultural information derived from diverse memory institutions, mainly museums, archives and libraries. Each individual community has spent a lot of effort in order to develop, support and promote its own metadata as tools for the description and dissemination of cultural information, mainly related to its particular resources and use.

The exposure of cultural information into the Semantic Web makes clear that metadata have to be accurate and deeply interpretable in the semantic level. Conceptual Reference Models could facilitate these procedures since they constitute conceptualizations – according to the specific point of view of a memory institution or its particular community – providing at the same time the context for interpreting the respecting metadata to their domain of discourse. CRMs have also been viewed as global schemata in order to map different metadata specifications. At the same time, there are also inter-domain efforts targeted to semantically align data (research data, educational data, public sector information etc.) to cultural information. The management of the cultural information provides challenges associated with (i) metadata modeling, specification, standardization, extraction, evaluation, mapping, integration and effective use, (ii) knowledge representation as conceptualization to provide the context for unambiguously interpreting metadata, and (iii) information integration from different contexts for the provision of integrated access and advanced services to the users.

The aim of this Special Track is to maintain a dialogue where researchers and practitioners working on all the aspects of the cultural information will come together and exchange ideas about open issues in all stages of the metadata life cycle. The track also welcomes works for the connection and interlinking of the Cultural Heritage metadata to any other dataset published in the Semantic Web universe.



The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality, addressing issues in areas such as:

  • Cultural heritage metadata models, standards, interoperability, mappings and integration
  • Automated metadata extraction
  • Ontologies and knowledge representation for the cultural heritage domain
  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from Cultural Heritage collections
  • Collection models and item – collection relationships representation
  • Collection – level metadata modeling and management
  • Linked open data approaches for the cultural heritage domain
  • Composite content-discovery and management of components and interrelationships
  • Large volume content management – high resolution image data sets
  • 3D models-indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
  • Federation of repositories/data infrastructures
  • Integration of intra or inter disciplinary heterogeneous resources
  • Infrastructures for sharing content
  • Digital Curation workflows and models
  • Preservation metadata for cultural heritage digital objects
  • Metadata quality metrics
  • Case studies



Authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages). Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines.

The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for MTSR 2014 and accepted contributions will be published in the MTSR 2014 proceedings (Springer CCIS series). Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended and revised versions of their papers for possible publication in selected international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience), and Program: Electronic library and information systems (Emerald) (list incomplete).

More information on submission can be found at the MTSR 2014 call for papers web page.



New Deadline! July 31st, 2014: paper submission

New Deadline! August 25th, 2014: acceptance/rejection notification

August 31th, 2014: camera-ready papers due

November 27th – 29th, 2014: MTSR 2014



  • Michalis Sfakakis, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (sfakakis@ionio.gr)
  • Lina Bountouri, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, and General State Archives, Greece (boudouri@ionio.gr)



  • Trond Aalberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Anila Angjeli, Bibliotheque National de France, France
  • Karin Bredenberg, The National Archives of Sweden, Sweden
  • Costis Dallas, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University, Greece
  • Irene Lourdi, Libraries Computer Centre, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Maria Emilia Masci, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
  • Carlo Meghini, National Research Council of Italy (ISTI-CNR), Italy
  • Christian-Emile Ore, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University and Digital Curation Unit, IMIS, Athena RC, Greece
  • Daniel Pitti, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia, USA
  • Stephen Stead, Paveprime Ltd., UK
  • Chrisa Tsinaraki, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy
  • Andreas Vlachidis, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales, UK
  • Katherine Wisser, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, USA
  • Maja Žumer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Open Access Policy in the EU & collaboratively exploring how to make it work conference @ Birkbeck College
Dez 2_Dez 3 todo o dia
10th International Digital Curation Conference @ 30 Euston Square, London
Fev 9@9:00_Fev 12@11:12
10th International Digital Curation Conference @ 30 Euston Square, London | London | England | United Kingdom

“Ten years back, ten years forward: achievements, lessons and the future for digital curation”

For a decade IDCC has brought together leaders and experts in digital curation and the significance of good curation to research and innovation is now well recognised across the globe.
At IDCC15 we aim to assess our progress and to help identify and stimulate debate on the critical digital curation questions for the future.
The 10th International Digital Curation Conference will be held from Monday 9 February to Thursday 12 February 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London.
30 Euston Square is a building located at the corner of Euston Road and Melton Street, London NW1. Originally built as the headquarters of an assurance company, it has since been converted to form the headquarters of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RGCP).
The main conference will take place over the first two days followed by two further days of workshops and other satellite events.
The Pre-Conference Drinks Reception will be held on the evening of Sunday 8 February in the Medicine Now Gallery at the Wellcome Collection.
COAR-SPARC Conference 2015 – Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship @ Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Abr 14@8:30_Abr 16@17:30
COAR-SPARC Conference 2015 – Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship @ Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Portugal | Porto | Porto | Portugal

COAR and SPARC are delighted to announce their upcoming joint conference, Connecting Research Results, Bridging Communities, Opening Scholarship on April 15th and 16th in Porto, Portugal. Registration is now open!

Click here to register for the 2015 COAR-SPARC Conference

Co-hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the meeting will offer a thought-provoking program with dynamic speakers from around the world to discuss the opportunities and challenges for libraries in a world of open science and open content, provide a valuable opportunity for participants to make connections, and learn best practices from colleagues around the world.

The conference is deliberately structured to deliver both an overview of the most important policy and philosophical developments as well as pragmatic sessions to help participants become more effective in their roles on a day-to-day basis. Featured keynote speakers include:

• John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks
• Dominique Babini, Coordinator of Open Access Projects, CLACSO

The intended audience for the conference are library directors, librarians and repository managers, researchers, university administrators, funding agencies, and students.

Space is limited, so please register early! 100 places are reserved for COAR and SPARC members.

The early bird conference rates if you register before March 13, 2015:

• €55.50 EUR for COAR and SPARC members (approximately $65 US)
• €105.50 EUR for non-members (approximately $120 US)

After March 13, 2015

• €80.50 EUR for COAR and SPARC members (approximately $92 US)
• €105.50 EUR for non-members (approximately $120 US)

Please visit the SPARC and COAR websites for more details and to register for the conference.

The conference will offer a poster session. Posters can be submitted while registering for the conference or emailed to Maxie Putlitz at putlitz@sub.uni-goettingen.de by March 13, 2015.