OAPEN 2011
24 – 25 February 2011
Humboldt University Berlin, Germany


The future of academic publishing is Open Access –
make sure you join us and come to

The First OAPEN Conference


There is only a limited number of places, so don't hesitate and register now!


Please note an important change in the schedule!
The conference will take place in the "Senatssaal" of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Unter den Linden 6). There will be a preconference dinner on Thursday, 24 February 2011 starting at 19:00 at the  Restaurant "Berliner Republik" which is within walking distance of the university building. On Friday, 25 February 2011, the conference will start at 09:30 and finish at 17.00."

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-recognised speakers from the various stakeholder groups involved in book publishing in the humanities and social sciences: rectors, librarians, funders of research and publishers.




Doors open (Registration, Coffee & Tea)


Official Welcome


Opening by Sijbolt Noorda, Chairman of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands, Day President


Carl-Christian Buhr, Member of the Cabinet of Ms Neelie Kroes, European Commission, Vice-President for the Digital Agenda: "Access to Scientific Information: The Role of the EU"


Eelco Ferwerda, Coordinator OAPEN: "OAPEN – Achievements and Goals"


Bernard Rentier, Rector Université de Liège and President EOS: "Is Open Access just for articles in STM? How can OA books help Humanities? The Liege Experience"


Coffee Break


Lisbeth Söderqvist, Associate Professor and Research Officer Swedish Research Council and
Jan Hagerlid, National Library of Sweden: "Publishing of Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Science in Sweden - State of the Art and Some Possible Future Directions"


Eloy Rodrigues, Library Director University of Minho: "Open Access: A Southern European Perspective"


Lunch Break


Paul Wouters, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University: "Can metrics play a role in
open access monographs?


Sven Fund, CEO of de Gruyter: "Open Access in the Humanities – A Case for the Future of the Book"


Gary Hall, Professor of Media and Performing Arts in the School of Art and Design at Coventry University: "Towards a New Political Economy: Open Humanities Press and the Open Access Monograph"


Astrid van Wesenbeeck, Director SPARC Europe: "Barriers to Tackle in Case of Open Access Monographs"


Coffee Break


Round Table
"Open Access for the Humanities and Social Sciences – New Horizons & Challenges for the Scholarly Monograph"

Sijbolt Noorda, Chair, Chairman Association of Universities in the Netherlands

Francis André, Direction de L'Information Scientifique et Technique, CNRS France

Jos Engelen, President Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Norbert Lossau, Director Göttingen State and University Library

Francesco Fusaro, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

Alma Swan, Enabling Open Scholarship