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Conference Opening Session

Session coordinator: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 27. 5. 2009, 10.30 - 13.00, Vencovsky Aula

Attempts at Innovation in Scholarly Communication

Autor: Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA



Enjoying a 6 month sabbatical, Herbert Van de Sompel will look back at the past instead of into the future. He will reflect on some of the most visible efforts he was involved in over the past 10 years and that shared the goal of transforming aspects of (access to) scholarly communication: SFX, OpenURL, OAI-PMH, info URI, open access, institutional repositories, aDORe, MESUR, OAI-ORE, djatoka.

About author:

Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, and in 2000, obtained a Ph.D. there. For many years, he was Head of Library Automation at Ghent University. After having left Ghent in 2000, he has been 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 Digital Library Research and Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, and info URI. He currently focuses his attention on the Open Archives Initiative Object Re-Use & Exchange effort (ORE) and on the MESUR project that researches usage-based indicators of scholarly impact.

Other papers in this session:

Welcome Address

Author: Richard Hindls, rector, University of Ecomics, Czech Republic

Opening Address

Author: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Library/Information Prospects: Three Views of the Future

Author: David Bawden, City University London, United Kingdom

Measuring Value and Journal Article Reading Patterns: Changes Over Time

Author: Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee, USA