About the panel:
The different areas of “open” are top of mind for many libraries. From open science to open infrastructure and open source, each area presents opportunities and challenges. How do we deliver optimal interoperability of the platforms and services that serve our libraries and their users? And can freely available and modifiable software deliver much needed flexibility in how platforms and services are deployed, managed, and extended? Panelists will discuss approaches to attaining these and other goals by looking at initiatives, standards, and platforms in support of open and interoperable infrastructure.
Kirstin Kemner-Heek – Moderator
Head of Library Management Systems Department, VZG Göttingen | In 1999, Kirstin joined VZG Göttingen, and since 2013, she is the Head of the Library Management Systems Department. VZG is the headquarter of the Common Library Network GBV and is a FOLIO community member since the beginning of 2016. Kirstin’s experience focuses on LMS-related strategy, resourcing, platform hosting, services, implementation, and requirements.
Anna Wałek, PhD
Library Director, Gdańsk University of Technology (GdańskTech) | Anna is the Library Director, and a plenipotentiary of the Rector of the GdańskTech for Open Science. President of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL). Anna is also a member of several organizations, working groups, and bodies actively working for Open Science such as SPARC Europe, GO-FAIR, EOSC Association and CESAER.
Kasper Bøgh Pedersen
Senior Officer, Office for Research, Advice, and Innovation, DTU Library, Technical University of Denmark, DTU | Kasper is a librarian, senior academic officer, working at DTU Library in the systems and information team. He is the coordinator of DTU copyright info, a union representative for the librarian’s union at DTU, a member of the joint cooperative council, and elected to the Board of the University representing technical and administrative staff.
Head of Innovation, Open Scholarship Support at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford | Neil is one of the co-creators of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF). He is also Technical Strategist for the Cultures of Knowledge project which created and maintains Early Modern Letters Online, a member of the UK ORCID Forum and the DPC’s Digital Preservation Awards Panel, and a director of Data Futures GmbH, a not-for-profit focused on sustainable digital resources and scholarship.