National Open Access Desks

Open Access representatives and liaisons in all EU member states.
Gita Rozenberga
Chief librarian in University of Latvia LibraryNOAD of Latvia

Ms Gita Rozenberga, representative ofthe National Open Access Desk in Latvia. Her responsibilities include advising on Open Access and opening science questions, organizing and/or providing activities for training and support scientific community in Latvia, collecting information about Open Access situation in Latvia. 

Gönül Kafali Can
Lecturer at IZTECH LibraryNOAD for Turkey
Gonul Kafali Can was graduated from Ege University, Communication Faculty in 1994. She is working as a Lecturer at IZTECH Library. She also continues her education on Management Information Systems in the Distance Education Department of Anadolu University. She is one of the member of Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS) Open Access and Institutional Repositories Working Group. She participated in OpenAIREPlus and OpenAIRE2020 projects and now she works at OpenAIRE Advance project as a NOAD.
Gultekin Gurdal
Director of the Library of Izmir Institute of TechnolgyNOAD for Turkey

Gultekin Gurdal was graduated from Hacettepe University Library Science Program (currently the Information Management Program) in 1990 and completed his MBA degree from Kocaeli University.

He has been continuing to be the Library Director at Izmir Institute of Technology (IYTE) since 2005. He has previously held positions at Bilkent University, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Sabanci University and TOBB University.

He served as the Chairman of the Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS) between the years 2008 and 2012. He is recently working especially on the Open Access studies and after OpenAIREPlus that was completed at the end of December 2014 and OpenAIRE2020 that was completed at the end of June 2018 EC projects partner, he is now an OpenAIRE Advance project partner. Also, last year he was elected as one of the members of the Open Science Committee which was founded by The Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council. He is now an as one of the members of the Open Access and Open Science Working Group in Turkish Council of Higher Education.

He keeps active membership with the following organizations; Turkish Librarian’ Association (TKD), University and Research Librarians Association (UNAK), Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), The European Organisation for International Research Information (EuroCRIS), International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL).

He has many national and international publications. He is a close follower and practitioner of all kinds of scientific and technological development in the field of librarianship/information science.

Gyöngyi Karácsony
General Director at University and National Library University of DebrecenNOAD of Hungary
Gyongyi Karacsony is General Director at the University and National Library, University of Debrecen, Hungary (DEENK). She has ten years of professional experience in scholarly communication and open access. She represents Hungarian university libraries in a number of national and international projects and committees. Previously, she worked as Deputy Director coordinating electronic services, web service and portal development, digitisation, and end-user training. Gyongyi Karacsony has an educational background in English and Library Science gained during BA and MA studies at University of Debrecen (formerly Kossuth Lajos University), Hungary. Her current fields of interest include open science, research data management, research support, strategic planning, quality management and workflow management. Recently, she has participated in OpenAIRE and COAR as national contact point, and she is the coordinator of the HUNOR (Hungarian Open Access Repositories, www. consortium.
Iliana Araka
HEAL-LinkNOAD of Greece
Iliana Araka is an Information Scientist of the Library and Information Science Department of the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Thessaloniki (Greece) and holds a MSc in Library and Information Science from the School of the Information and Informatics, Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University. Today, she works at the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link. Since 2012, she has been an adjunct lecturer at the Library and Information Systems Department, TEI of Thessaloniki. Last years she worked in the library of the TEI of Thessaloniki, in the Library and in the Qualitty Assurance Unit of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Among her interests are: intellectual property, copyright issues, open access, open science, information technology law, etc.
Inge Van Nieuwerburgh
Coordinator of scholarly communicationBelgian NOAD
Ioana Spanache
Jadranka Stojanovski
Research Librarian at Rudjer Boskovic Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Zadar,Croatian NOAD
Jadranka Stojanovski[F] is the research librarian at Rudjer Boskovic Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in designing and creating information systems, scholarly publications management, open access, assessment of the research impact, and other main bibliometric issues. Previously, she worked as the library director at the Ruđer Bošković Institute. She has an educational background in science gained during MSc studies in Physics at University of Zagreb, as well as an interdisciplinary background in information sciences gained during PhD studies in Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Zagreb. She published more than 50 papers. She is actively engaged in the national projects Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI, Who's Who in Science in Croatia, ŠESTAR - repository of scientific equipment, HRČAK repository of Croatian open access journals, DABAR – Digital Academic Archives and Repositories, and others. Dr Stojanovski actively participates in the projects concerning different aspects of scholarly communication, including the FP7 project OpenAIREplus, FOSTER, Horizon 2020 project OpenAIRE, TD COST Action TD1306 New Frontiers of Peer Review (PEERE) and CA COST Action CA15137 European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (ENRESSH). She has actively participated in many international and national conferencesand is very active in education activities through university teaching, various educational trainings, as well as training of librarians through the Center for continuing professional training of librarians. Her interests include open data and open publications management, open science within a broader context of ever-greater transparency, accessibility and accountability, new trends in scholarly publishing, ethical concerns in scholarly publishing, assessment of the research impact, and other main bibliometric and altmetric issues.
Jens H. Aasheim
Senior Advisor at UNITNOAD of Norway

Mr. Jens Harald Aasheim [M] has a MSc in Organic Chemistry and is currently working on his PhD as well as working full time in CERES group for Licence Agreements and Open Access. In OpenAIRE (2020 and Advance) is responsible for the regional coordination of Region North and NOAD of Norway.

Jitka Dobbersteinova
The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical InformationThe Department for Support of Open Science Manager
Jonathan England
OpenAIRE project support NOAD of Luxembourg
Jonathan England
Luxembourg Learning CentreAdvocate for Scholarly Communication and Research Process
Josianne Vella
Deputy Director of Library Services at the University of MaltaNOAD of Malta

Ms Josianne Camilleri Vella has been forming part of the University of Malta Library since 2001 and currently occupies the post of Deputy Director Library Services. In 2012, she attained an MSc degree in Management of Library and Information Services from Aberystwyth University, Wales. She is the Director’s Delegate in projects pertaining to Open Science.

Judit Fazekas-Paragh
Head of Education and Research Support Department in University of Deberecen University and National LibraryNOAD of Hungary

Judit Fazekas-Paragh is a research support librarian and currently the head of the Educational and Research Support Department at the University of Debrecen University and National Library. Her main field is open science, event organization, training, research data management and research support. Her educational background include BSc degree from Information and Library Sciences Specialized in Web Programming and MSc degree from Information and Library Sciences certified by the University of Debrecen. She has been involved in open access and open science related work for the last five years. She has participated in OpenAIRE projects as National Open Access Desk (NOAD). In the past few years she has been coordinating the content appearing on the national portal.

Just de Leeuwe
Publishing Advisor/Consultant Open Access at TUDelftNOAD for the Netherlands
The Netherlands

Just de Leeuwe is editor of the national website on Open Access in the Netherlands.

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Kevin J. Ellul
Director of Library Services at the University of MaltaNOAD of Malta

Mr. Kevin J. Ellul is the Director, Library Services at the University of Malta. In 2004, he graduated with a Masters’ degree in Library and Information Management from Loughborough University, UK. He contributes actively towards the scholarly information strategy of the University through a proactive role in the digital learning and study enironment, in close affinity with patron needs, emergent publishing ventures, and the University’s teaching and reseach programmes. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and is particularly interesed in information literacy, human information behaviour and the use of electronic information services in academic environments. Furthermore, he sits on the UM Senate and is the National Point of Reference on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information. 

Kimmo Koskinen
Development Manager in University of HelsinkiNOAD of Finland

Kimmo Koskinen has long experience in research support activities in the Helsinki University Library. Active role in OpenAIRE2020 NOAD activities. Kimmo has been in expert role in several national and university level of the Helsinki University.

Lena Dreher
project staff Open Science Team
Liisi Lembinen
Development Director in University of TartuEstonian NOAD

Liisi Lembinen[F] project manager.Experienced with various projects: managing both national and international groups and projects (financial and administrative) . DataCite Estonia manager.

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