18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing

Let's put data to use: digital scholarship for the next generation

Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki

June 19-20, 2014 - Thessaloniki, Greece

 

 

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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 organizations 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.

 

The Elpbub 2013 proceedings with accepted papers are available in open access at IOS Press. Elpub 2013 full papers accepted as extended abstracts are available at the Elpub Digital Library.

 

The Elpub 2014 proceedings with accepted papers are now available in open access at IOS Press! Elpub 2014 papers are archived at the Elpub Digital Library.

 

Elpub 2014 survey!

 

Join us again at Elpub2015 in Malta!

The theme of 19th International Conference on Electronic Publishing is "Scale, Openness and Trust: New Avenues for Electronic Publishing in the Age of Infinite Collections and Citizen Science"

 

Workshops

 

Workshops and Tutorials

 

All workshops and the tutorial will be offered on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 as part of the pre-conference day. Some of them will be offered as half day events (either in the morning or in the afternoon) and other will be offered as a full day events. Information will be added as it becomes available.

 


Tutorial: Digital Preservation Lifecycle: from challenges to solutions

Convenors:

Andreas Rauber, Associate Professor, Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology

Kresimir Duretec, PhD student and research assistant, Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology

This tutorial will consist of two parts, providing first an introduction to digital preservation, followed by an in-depth discussion of the preservation life cycle and tool support to manage it.

We will start with an introduction to the 3 leayers of preservation challenges, and discuss potential preservation actions at each of the levels, their advantages amd disadvantages. We will also take a brief look at the OAIS functional model as a reference framework for Digital preservation activities. We will then look at one of the first steps of a digital preservation life cycle, namely understanding the type of content at hand. This will include using tools such as FITS and C3PO to create a collection profile and analyzinits characteristics.

Participants will be guided through the process of characterizing the certain amount of their content with the FITS tool. Afterwards they will load extracted characterization data into C3PO. This will allow them to get a detailed overview of their collection. Furthermore, the dynamic web interface will allow them to explore certain parts of their collection in more details. After conducting this exercise the attendees will have a deeper understanding of the collection profiling its goals and main challenges.   

In the second part we will go into more detail, walking step by staep through the digital preservation lifecycle. Intertwining presentations and demonstrations, we will discuss the principles and see how it is enabled by integrating several key tools, starting from C3PO (collection profiling tool), via Scout (preservation monitoring system) and Plato (preservation planning tool) to how these can be integrated with a digital repository. The attendees will get an in-depth overview of each tool and the processeses it supports. The focus will be on the preservation planning and the planning workflow which is provided by the Plato tool. Preservation policies as glue between different components will be explained. The attendees will get an understanding how their high level organizational policies could drive all the operations in their repository.

There is registration fee (40 Euros) for this workshop.

The tutorial will be offered as a full day event.

 


 Workshop 1: ‘Non-profit Open Access ventures of significant scope in Europe’ (Updated description, 17/06/2014)

 

 

Discussion leaders: Pierre Mounier, Associate Director of the Center for open electronic publishing (Cléo)

Victoria Tsoukala, ePublishing and SSH Unit (National Documentation Centre/National Hellenic Research Foundation)

Workshop Purpose: This workshop will provide a forum for discussion of different aspects of not-for-profit open access publishing ventures in Europe. It will examine specific case-studies, such as Open Edition, Ubiquity Press and ePublishing.ekt.gr and other innovative models and collaborations in Europe, as well as focus on a number of current subjects, such as business models and economics, policy developments, the case of the SSH, collaboration opportunities.

Workshop Description: Open Access and electronic publishing offer an exciting way for scientific knowledge to be shared more widely among researchers and the public at large. At the same time open access and the ever-evolving technology open up innovative and disruptive new ways of communicating research. Recent years have witnessed a large number of initiatives in this domain, both for-profit and not-for-profit. Large commercial publishers have successfully exploited the so-called gold open access model, which entails charging author or institutional fees, often large amounts of money, as a means of generating income. This workshop examines case studies and issues that pertain specifically to not-for-profit ventures in Europe, as an open access publishing model that differs from the for-profit one in its aims and modalities.

The workshop will address in a structured way issues that are current in the context of not-for-profit open access publishing, using also specific case studies. More specifically, it will focus on the following topics:

  • Business models (good practices) for not-for-profit open access publishing, especially paying attention to issues of sustainability of such ventures
  • International policy developments as opportunities and challenges for not-for-profit open access ventures (E.g. EC Recommendation; Horizon 2020 rules etc)
  • SSH open access publishing in the context of not-for-profit open access publishing ventures
  • Alternative peer-review models
  • Collaborations among such ventures and new potential initiatives

 

Panelists

The following organizations will briefly present their activities with a focus on the aforementioned topics and structured discussion will follow:

ePublishing@EKT> (Victoria Tsoukala, ePublishing and SSH Unit, National Documentation Centre/National Hellenic Research Foundation)- moderator

Cléo –Open Edition (Pierre Mounier, Associate Director of the Center for Open Electronic Publishing)-moderator

OAPEN Foundation (Eelco Ferwerda, Director)

Ubiquity Press (Brian Hole, Founder and CEO)

Maison des sciences de l’Homme (Emanuelle Corne, Head of Publications)

Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (Heal-link) (Dimitris Kouis)

Library and Information Centre, University of Patras (Panos Georgiou)

 

 

There is registration fee (40 Euros) for this workshop.

The number of participants will be set by the workshop organisers

 


 Workshop 2: ‘Fostering a culture of Open Science for young researchers’ (TO BE CONFIRMED - THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED)

Convenors:

Leslie Chan, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Toronto

Milena Dobreva, Professor, Department of Library Information and Archive Sciences, University of Malta

Gabriella Ivacs, Chief Archivist, Open Society Archives

 

There will be no registration fee for this workshop.

The number of participants will be limited to 25 persons, preferably young researchers.

The participation criteria will be set by the workshop organisers.

The workshop will be offered as a full day event.

 


 Workshop 3: Information Literacy in the context of Scientific Information Policies (IMPORTANT NOTE – Workshop running time 10:00-12:30)


Convenor:

Carla Basili, Associate Professor, Sapienza University in Rome

Aspasia Togia, ATEITh

Claudia Yogeswaran, University College London

 

1. An efficient framework for analysing Information Policies is the “3Cs model”. According to this model, the main axes along which an efficient information policy articulates are:

- Connectivity: measures aimed at creating a well-established structure – both institutional (for example, the libraries in a country) and technological (for example, the Internet) – acting as a “conveyer” (or distribution network) of information to every citizen;

- Content: measures aimed at assuring that reliable information is conveyed to “connected” users;

- Competencies: measures aimed at assuring that “receivers” are able to efficiently retrieve and fully exploit the conveyed information, i.e. , the Information Literacy goal.

2. Information Literacy is linked to Information Policy in the European Commission vision. Information Literacy explicitly entered the EU policy making landscape (only) with the IMPACT Programme (1988-1995) – a community programme devoted to Information Policy – and more specifically through the action line “Increasing user-friendliness and improving information literacy”.

3. Information Literacy is natively a policy issue, but not yet entered in the policy debate. Information Literacy was natively conceived as a policy goal, involving the decisional level of society. The corpus of literature on Information Literacy is permeated by the initial coin of the term “Information Literacy” attributed to Paul Zurkowsky, who in 1974 wrote to the US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science that: “ … the top priority of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science should be directed toward establishing a major national program to achieve universal information literacy by 1984.”

4. Scientific Information is increasingly a pillar in the policies for the European Research Area (see EC official documents like "Study on the economic and technical evolution of the scientific publication markets in Europe" 2006) followed by a public consultation (from 31 March to 15 June 2006) addressed to individual researchers, academic organisations, libraries, information organisations and publishers. Results from the 2006 consultation have provided the basis for the next Communication on scientific information in the digital age: access, dissemination and preservation (2007).

5. Policy measures for scientific information have been and will continue to be subject to periodic review and revision, as a function of factors both internal and external to the science system.

The concept itself of "scientific information policies" tends to adapt to new configurations of the scientific system, to emerging models of knowledge circulation, the alternation of new agents, as well as to the role and functions of innovative vehicles for the dissemination of scientific results. (research data, research infrastructures, knowledge transfer besides knowledge sharing, open access)

6. From an economic perspective, knowledge sharing and transfer are increasingly the leitmotiv of the recommendations issued by the European Commission to support the economic development of Europe.

 In view of the above, the workshop intends to analyse Information Literacy as an element of Scientific Information Policy, aiming to understand the mutual influence between Information Literacy policies and Scientific Information policies.

More specifically, the workshop is aimed on the one hand to understand how new patterns of circulation for scientific information can induce changes in the traditional models of Information Literacy, and on the other how Information Literacy policy objectives constitute an integral part of Information Policy strategies.

 

Panelists

Information literacy policies in Europe and the European Observatory on IL Policies and Research (Aspasia Togia)

Scientific Information Management Policies and Information Literacy Schemes in Greek Higher Education Institutions and Libraries (I. Clapsopoulos, S. Zapounidou, M. Balatzaras and D. Petrinos)

Information literacy aspects in the Open Science environment (P. Georgiou)

Information literacy skills and aspects: some quality assurance aspects (Milena Dobreva)

 

 

There is registration fee (40 Euros) for this workshop.

 

The number of participants will be set by the workshop organisers

This workshop will be offered as a full day event.

 

 

 

 

Programme


 

 

 

Dates:

Pre-conference day – Wednesday June 18, 2014

Conference dates - June 19-20, 2014

Venue:

Piraeus Bank Conference Center, Katouni str. 12-14, Ladadika, Thessaloniki

Time:

09.00 - 17.30

Directions:

Katouni 12-14 (Google map)

Registration:

Registration fees information (early bird fees apply) can be found at the following URL: http://elpub2014.teithe.gr/index.php/registration-and-fees

 

 

 

Pre-conference day (Wednesday June 18, 2014)

 

 

 

Time

Event

08:30 – 09:00

Workshops registration  

09:00 – 10:30

 

Tutorial

Digital Preservation Lifecycle: from challenges to solutions

Convenors: Andreas Rauber and Kresimir Duretec

Workshop

(IMPORTANT NOTE – Workshop running time 10:00-12:30)

Information Literacy in the context of Scientific Information Policies

Convenors:

Carla Basili

Claudia Yogeswaran

Aspasia Togia

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break 

11:00 - 12:30

 

Tutorial

Digital Preservation Lifecycle: from challenges to solutions

Convenors: Andreas Rauber and Kresimir Duretec

Workshop

Information Literacy in the context of Scientific Information Policies

Convenors:

Carla Basili

Claudia Yogeswaran

Aspasia Togia

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch 

14:00 – 15:30

Workshop

Non-profit Open Access ventures of significant scope in Europe

Convenors:   Pierre Mounier and Victoria Tsoukala

Tutorial

Digital Preservation Lifecycle: from challenges to solutions

Convenors: Andreas Rauber and Kresimir Duretec

 

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Workshop

Non-profit Open Access ventures of significant scope in Europe

Convenors:   Pierre Mounier and Victoria Tsoukala

Tutorial

Digital Preservation Lifecycle: from challenges to solutions

Convenors: Andreas Rauber and Kresimir Duretec

 

19:00-21:00

Welcome reception

(Piraeus Bank Conference Center, Katouni str. 12-14, Ladadika, Thessaloniki)

 

 

 

1st Conference Day (Thursday June 19, 2014)

 

 

 

Time

Event

 

08:15 – 09:15

Registration  

09:15 – 09:30

Opening

09:30-10:30

Keynote speech:

Herbert van de Sompel - Towards Robust Linking and Referencing for Web-Based Scholarly Communication

Chair: Aspasia Togia

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break 

11:00-12:30

Session - Open access and open data

Session chairs: Ana Alice Baptista

How can libraries and other academic institutions engage in making data open?
Peter Linde, Merel Noorman, Bridgette A. Wessels and Thordis Sveinsdottir

Attitudes towards open access: a meta- synthesis of the empirical literature
Aspasia Togia and Stella Korobili

The implementation of the European Commission recommendation on open access to scientific information: comparison of national policies, opportunities and risks for academic publishing in non-english speaking countries.
Lisiane Lomazzi and Ghislaine Chartron

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch 

 

14:00 – 15:30

Session - Knowing the users better: researchers and their needs

Session chairs: Emmanuel Garoufallou

Information needs of researchers in a bibliographic databases environment: a literature review
Morgana Carneiro Andrade and Ana Alice Baptista

 

Identifying User Behavior in domain- specific Repositories
Wilko van Hoek, Wei Shen and Philipp Mayr

Session - Publishing and access

Session chairs: Jan Engelen

 

A Digital-First Authoring Environment for Enriched e-Books using EPUB 3
Ben De Meester, Tom De Nies, Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian, Miel Vander Sande, Jelle Van Campen, Bram Van Impe, Wesley De Neve, Erik Mannens and Rik Van De Walle

EPISCIENCES – an overlay publication platform
Christine Berthaud, Laurent Capelli, Jens Gustedt, Claude Kirchner, Kevin Loiseau, Agnès Magron, Maud Medves, Alain Monteil, Gaëlle Riverieux and Laurent Romary

Publish your Data and Model Code: Research Output is More Than "Just" a Research Paper - Martin Rasmusen

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Posters madness (posters)

Chair: George Christodoulou

Just how (re)usable is Research Data? A legal perspective’ A poster summarizing the recommendations of the OpenAIRE legal and licensing study
Najla Rettberg, Thomas Margoni and Nils Dietrich

Policy Recommendations for open access to research data in Europe (RECODE)
Peter Linde

A new paradigm for the scientific article
Anne-Katharina Weilenmann

Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research (PASTEUR4OA)
Viktoria Tsoukala 

Main actors in provision of fiction e-books in a small language market: a Swedish case
Birgitta Wallin and Elena Maceviciute

Similarity between text and RDF
Marcelo Schiessl, Rita Berardi and Marisa Brascher

Stakeholder values and Ecosystems +
Peter Linde

Special session open to the public

(16.30-17.30)

 

eInfrastructures and Citizen Science: How to Engage Users in Digital Humanities Research?

Milena Dobreva, University of Malta

17:30-18:30

Elpub Executive Committee meeting

20.30-22.30

Conference Dinner

(Ouzeri Agora, 5 Kapodistriou street, Thessaloniki )

 

 

 

2nd Conference Day (Friday June 20, 2014)

 

 

 

Time

Event

09:00 – 09:30

Registration

09:30-10:30

Keynote speech:

Mahendra Mahey - How the British Library's Digital Scholarship department is putting data to use for researchers through its Digital research Team and British Library Labs project

Chair: Milena Dobreva

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00-12:30

Panel Discussion

Web @ 25

Chaired by: Dr Triantafillia Kourtoumi, General State Archives, Greece – Historic Archive of Macedonia

Panel members (confirmed):

Mahendra Mahey, British Library Labs

Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology

Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dimitra (Demi) Charalampidou, ATEITh

Michael (Mike) Paraschos, ATEITh

 

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch 

 

14:00 - 15:30

Session - Specialised contents for researchers

Session chairs: Peter Linde

Analysis and visualisation of the contents of research data repositories: methods and challenges
Dimitris Rousidis, Panos Balatsoukas, Emmanouel Garoufallou and Miguel-Angel Sicilia

Developing the Greek Reference Index for the Social Sciences and Humanities
Alexia Panagopoulou, Victoria Tsoukala, Eleni Angelidi, Evi Sachini, George Stavrou and Alexandros Nafpliotis

 

Session - Practical aspects of electronic publishing

Session chairs: Sely Costa

Shared service components infrastructure for enriching electronic publications with online reading and full-text search

Nikos Houssos, Panagiotis Stathopoulos, Ioanna Ourania Stathopoulou, Andreas Kalaitzis and Alexandros Soumplis

ELPUB Digital Library v2.0 - Application of semantic web technologies
Anand Bhatt and Bob Martens

EKT ePublishing: Developing an open access publishing service for the Greek research community
Alexandros Nafpliotis, Victoria Tsoukala, Nikos Houssos, Andreas Kalaitzis and Evi Sachini

 

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:30

Closing session

Attachments:
Download this file (Elpub2014 Accepted Papers.pdf)Elpub2014 Accepted Papers[ ]34 kB

Keynote Speakers

 

Herbert Van de Sompel 

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Towards Robust Linking and Referencing for Web-Based Scholarly Communication

 Brief bio

 Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University (Belgium), and in 2000 obtained a Ph.D. in Communication Science there. For many years, he headed Library Automation at Ghent University. After leaving Ghent in 2000, he was Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Currently, he is the team leader of the Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 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, and info URI. Currently, he works with his team on the Open Annotation, Memento (time travel for the Web), ResourceSync, and Hiberlink projects.

Further information at: http://public.lanl.gov/herbertv/home/

 

 

 

Mahendra Mahey

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How the British Library's Digital Scholarship department is putting data to use for researchers through its Digital research Team and British Library Labs project

 Brief bio

 Mahendra Mahey is the Project manager of British Library Labs. He started working at the Library in March 2013 and works closely with the Digital Curators and Digital Research team in Digital Scholarship at the Library. Previously, he was at UKOLN at the University of Bath managing several projects; working on the Jisc funded Developer Community Supporting Innovation (DevCSI) initiative (organising several Developer Happiness Days e.g. dev8d.org); one focussing on how UK academic institutions could manage their research information using a common European metadata standard (CERIF); one supporting research in digital repositories of scholarly outputs. He was also an adviser for the Jisc Regional Support Centres in the West Midlands and Scotland encouraging academics and librarians in Further and Higher education to use electronic learning resources and make effective use of e-learning technologies and techniques in their practice. For over 10 years, he worked as a lecturer of Social Sciences, Computing, Multimedia and English for speakers of other languages in Further and Higher Education colleges in the UK and in Poland.

Further information at: http://labs.bl.uk/

 

Organisation support

Elpub 2014 is organised by Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITh) 

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The organisers gratefully acknowledge support from the  : 

 

 

 


   

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