Archive for Syyskuu, 2013

Nordic Perspectives on Open Access and Open Science - Seminar in Helsinki, October 15, 2013

Tiistai, Syyskuu 10th, 2013

The Finnish Open Access Working Group, FinnOA, was founded in 2003. It brought together experts and activists from many fields and many organizations, and had a central role in initiating the development of national Open Access policies and the building of Open Access infrastructure in Finland.

From the beginning, there were formal and informal Nordic networks which played an important role in spreading new ideas, knowledge and best practices on Open Access to Finland and other Nordic Countries. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of FinnOA, we have prepared a program which provides Nordic views on the current Open Access issues and some early guidelines for our way towards Open Science.


Time: Tuesday, 15.10.2013, 9.30-17.00 (Finnish Summer Time, GMT+3)
Location: University of Helsinki, Small Festive Hall (pieni juhlasali), 4th floor, Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki.
Organizers: FinnOA, National Library of Finland, Helsinki University Library

9.30 - 10.00 Coffee

10.00 - 10.05
Annikki Roos (FinnOA & Helsinki University Library): Welcome

10.05 - 10.50
Keynote: Bo-Christer Björk (Hanken): Development of Open Access since 2003

10.50 - 11.20
Marjut Salokannel: Legal challenges for next generation science

11.20 - 11.45
Juha Haataja (Ministry of Education and Culture): Open science, citizen science, crowd science – promises and challenges

11.45 - 12.45 Lunch (at your own cost)

12.45 - 13.10
Ulf Kronman (National Library of Sweden): Open Access in Sweden and the programme

13.10 - 13.35
Nina Karlstrøm (CRIStin): Bridge over troubled water - using the CRIS in building Open Access infrastructures

13.35 - 14.00
Niels Stern (Nordic Council of Ministers): Open Access at the Nordic Council of Ministers

14.00 - 14.30 Coffee break

14.30 - 15.05
Lars Bjørnshauge (IS4OA/DOAJ): Recent and upcoming developments around the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Johanna Lilja (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies): Do Open Access journals qualify?

15.05 - 15.40
Jörgen Eriksson (University of Lund): A university fund for Article Processing Charges - experiences from Lund University
Jan Erik Frantsvåg (University of Tromsø – the Arctic University of Norway): Our publication fund - what have we learnt?

15.40 - 15.50 Break

15.50 - 16.15
Jyrki Ilva (National Library of Finland): Open repositories of past, present and future

16.15 - 16.40
Mikael K. Elbæk (Technical University of Denmark): How is OpenAIRE supporting open access policies and infrastructures in Europe? A Nordic point of view!

16.40 - 16.55
Antti Poikola (Open Knowledge Finland): Open knowledge in science and elsewhere

16.55 - 17.00
Annikki Roos: Closing words


You can take part in the seminar either on location or as a remote participant via Adobe Connect. The seminar is free of charge, but you should register beforehand at». The remote participants will receive instructions by e-mail after the end of registration.

Last day of registration is Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Further information

Jyrki Ilva, tel. +358 9 191 44309, jyrki.ilva at