1st OAPEN Conference

The future of academic publishing is Open Access – make sure you join us and come to the First OAPEN Conference February 24, 2011 – February 25, 2011, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

There will be a limited number of participants, so don’t hesitate and register now at http://meetings.copernicus.org/oapen2011/.

The conference will take place in the "Senatssaal" of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Unter den Linden 6). There will be a preconference meeting on Thursday 24th of February with a reception at 17.00 followed by an (optional) dinner at the Restaurant "Berliner Republik" which is within walking distance of the university building. On Friday the 25th of February, the conference will start at 9.30 and finish at 16.30.

The aim of this conference is to create awareness for the Open Access future of academic monographs in the humanities and social sciences. Of course, the results of the OAPEN project will be presented, but there are also internationally‐recognized speakers from the various stakeholder groups involved in book publishing in the humanities and social sciences: rectors, librarians, funders of research and publishers.

Confirmed Speakers

Sijbolt Noorda, chairman of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands, day president Eelco Ferwerda, coordinator of OAPEN Sven Fund, publisher of Mouton/Walter de Gruyter Jan Hagerlid, Royal Library in Sweden Gary Hall, Coventry University Bernard Rentier, rector of Université de Liège and president of EOS Eloy Rodrigues, Library Director of the University of Minho Lisbeth Söderqvist, Associate Professor and Research Officer at the Swedish Research Council Alma Swan, Enabling Open Scholarship Paul Wouters, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, University of Leiden


Chair: Sijbolt Noorda Francis André, direction de l'information scientifique et technique, CNRS France Jos Engelen president of Netherlands Research Council Norbert Lossau, director of the State and University Library of Göttingen

The OAPEN conference is supported by EOS (Enabling Open Scholarship) and SPARC Europe.

Download the Conference Invititation PDF (108Kb)