Aspectes LegalsRaquel Xalabarder (UOC)
Adjunct Director to the Vice President's Office for Faculty and Academic Organization of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Professor of law at the UOC School of Law and Political Science since June 1997, and Director of its Law Program since February 2002. Law Degree (J.D.) by the University of Barcelona, Master of Laws (LLM) by the Columbia University Law School, New York and Doctor in Law (J.S.D.) by the University of Barcelona She has been visiting Scholar at the Columbia University Law School, New York.
Accés ObertPaul Ayris (UCL)
Dr Ayris has been Director of UCL Library Services since 1997. He is also the UCL Copyright Officer. Dr Ayris is the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries). He is also Chair of the LERU Scholarly Communications Group from the League of European Research Libraries. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is the incoming Chair of JISC Collections’ Electronic Information Resources Working Group and was, until recently, a member of the NSF-funded Blue Ribbon Task Force on economically-sustainable digital preservation. He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.
Judit Casals (UB)
Head of the Projects Unit at the Library of the Univesitat de Barcelona since 2004. She is responsible for implementing and managing projects related with the digital library including the institutional repository, the website of the library and the portal of scientific journals. She also coordinates the participation of the university into collective repositories and the digitalisation projects. Prior to this position she was the director of the science libraries area at the Universitat de Barcelona. She hols a degree in Library Science and a degree in Medieval History.
Dades obertesSusan Reilly (LIBER)
Coordinates LIBER's participation in European projects, working across a range of projects relating to Open Access, e-science, and digital libraries. Susan has recently completed a report on the Library's roles in data exchange for the ODE (Opportunities for Data Exchange) project and is currently working on a European Commission study to identify recommendations for a single authorisation, authentication and accounting (AAA) infrastructure for research information. She holds an MSc in Information Management from the University of Sheffield, and has several years experience in library management.
Daniel Dietrich (Open Knowledge Foundation)
Researcher at Technical University Berlin, department for informatics and society. He is the official representative for the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) for Germany and project coordinator of the OKFNs working groups on EU Open Data and Open Government Data. He is also co-founder and chairman of the german based non-profit Open Data Network. He is an advocate for freedom of speech, freedom of information, transparency and an enthusiast for all concepts of “openness” such as the idea of the commons, open government,open data, open access, open knowledge and open source.
Educació en obertAnka Mulder (TU Delft)
President of the OpenCourseWare Consortium. Mulder is currently the Director of Education and Student Affairs at Delft University of Technology and is responsible for the university’s educational strategy and policies and student facilities. Mulder is involved with implementing projects related to educational innovation, including the initiation of an opencourseware project for the university. She oversees the program, ensures the adoption of movement within the school, administers the internal and external communications of the program and helps define the university’s future strategy with the opencourseware movement. Previously, Mulder was the Head of Education for the Faculty of Applied Sciences and was involved with the Dutch Institute for Public Affairs and many different international organizations, including the European Union. Mulder received a degree in history from The University of Groningen and is based in the Netherlands.
Julià Minguillón (UOC)
Academic Director of the UOC UNESCO Chair in e-Learning. Faculty member of the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication Studies Department at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Ph.D. in Computer Science Enginnering from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He has developed learning resources for object oriented programming, abstract data types engineering and compiler construction. He is also involved in the integration of e-learning standards in virtual learning environments, such as IEEE LOM, SCORM and IMS LD. He was in charge of the UOC participation in the OLCOS (Open Learning Content Observatory Services) EU funded project. He is currently leading the Spanish Government funded MAVSEL project about mining, analysis and visualization of data of e-learning scenarios in social networks. He also leads the #metaOER project which aims to create an organized collection of open resources about open educational resources and practices.
Polítiques ObertesCarlos Morais Pires (Comissió Europea, UE)
Head of Sector of the 'Scientific Data Infrastructure' in the unit dealing with eInfrastructures in the EU 7th Framework Programme (Capacities Programme). He has been with the European Commission (Information Society DG) since 1998, dealing with the development of a large number of R&D projects on Information and Communication Technologies and has been actively involved in bringing output from research into policy and regulatory activities. He holds a Ph.D. from Telecom Italia Lab/University of Lisbon, in Electrical Engineering in the field of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Technologies. Before joining the EC, he was with the department of Computer Science of ISCTE University in Lisbon leading the group on computer networks, operating systems and multimedia.