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University Officer Cyprus NOAD

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Sylvia Koukounidou, is a University officer and holds the position of the coordinator of the Digitization and Archives office of the University of Cyprus Library.

She has a BSc in Archival and Library Science and an MBA with concentration in MIS - Management Information Systems.

Since 2004, Sylvia is participating in many projects of the University of Cyprus Library and from September 2009 she is participating in the Pan- European projects OpenAIRE as a NOAD representative.

Projects participation

Dec 2009 - Nov 2012 OpenAIRE project- Cyprus NOAD (National Open Access Desk)  

Dec 2012 - Dec 2014 OpenAIREplus - Cyprus NOAD (National Open Access Desk)

Jan 2015 – June 2018 OpenAIRE2020 - Cyprus NOAD (National Open Access Desk) https://www.ucy.ac.cy/pr/documents/Press_Releases/2015/February/OpenAIRE2020.pdf

Jan 2018 - Dec 2021 OpenAIREAdvance - Cyprus NOAD (National Open Access Desk)

2014–Jun 2016 Cyprus Key Node PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research)

Oct 2015 Training event host FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research)

Furthermore, she acts as a moderator for the Working Group of Open Access in Cyprus and she is among the editors of the National Open Access Policy, adopted by the Republic of Cyprus in February 2016.

Country profile

https://sparceurope.org/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2018/08/SPARCEurope_CyprusCaseStudy_OSPolicy.pdf

Blog posts

  1. "Creating the National Open Access Policy in Cyprus" http://blog.openaccess.gr/?p=4141, Dec. 2015
  2. "National Open Access policy adopted in Cyprus" http://blog.openaccess.gr/?p=4175, May 2016
  3. "Cyprus adopts Open Access policy", https://blogs.openaire.eu/?p=923 May 2016
  4. "Cyprus working group for Open Access: setting up a national mandate and OA coordinating body ", https://blogs.openaire.eu/?p=217, Apr. 2015

Other Activities

2014 - Present Founding member and Treasurer of Cypriot association of copyright law (Cypriot affiliate of ALAI)

03/2012 - 03/2014 President of the Board of CALIS (Cyprus Association of Librarians – Information Scientists)

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