SPARC Europe is indebted to those who made it possible to bring together Europe’s Open Access Champions.
We would like to thank some of SPARC Europe members and their engaged colleagues, as well as the champion university presidents, managers, administrators and scholars from nine countries so far. Their contributions have been invaluable.
Participating academic libraries and consortia (in alphabetical order)
Academic libraries in Europe have been driving the implementation of Open Access together with the research community. They have been partnering with their institution’s presidents, managers, scholars and administrators to help unlock research more rapidly.
The following persons deserve special thanks for their commitment to this project by sharing their experiences and champion’s stories with the broader Open Access community:
- Christine Ollendorff, Libraries, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France
- Lenka Němečková, Jan Skůpa, Hana Landová, Pavla Rygelova and Marta Machytková, Association of Libraries of Czech Universities, Czech Republic
- André Dazy, COUPERIN, France
- Peter van Huisstede, Hans Brandhorst and Matthijs van Otegem, University Library, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Judith Carr and Chris Banks, Library Services, Imperial College London, UK
- Maike van Wasen and Frank Scholze, KIT Library and KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- Tanja Strøm, Department of Research and Development, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
- Jadranka Stojanovski, Rudjer Boskovic Institute Library, Croatia
- Anna Visuri, Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren and Wilhelm Widmark, Stockholm University Library, Sweden
- María del Carmen Marín Marichal, University Library, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
- Ingrid Cutler, Alexander Petrov, Karin Cecilia Rydving and Maria Carme Torras, University of Bergen Library, Norway
- Danny Kingsley, Office of Scholarly Communication, University of Cambridge, UK
- Elin Stangeland, Stine Marie Barsjø and Bente Rachel Andreassen, University of Oslo Library, Norway
- Anne Thorst Melbye, University Library of Southern Denmark, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
- Adeline Rege, University library, University of Strasbourg, France
Champions from European academic institutions (in alphabetical order)
Europe’s Open Access Champions contains the stories/accounts and views of Open Access leaders from nine countries with scholars from a range of disciplines and at various stages of their careers. They are dedicating their time to opening access to scholarly research output to differing extents, be this personally, in their institutions, within their communities, countries or Europe. Their stories show similar strong motivations as well as more distinct convictions that result in inspiring reading.
We would like to thank the university presidents, managers, administrators and scholars who spent their time sharing their views, visions and ideas on how to bring more Open Access to Europe’s research with the international Open Access community via this project.
We would particularly like to thank:
Alain Beretz, University of Strasbourg, France
Laurent Carraro, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France
Professor Ing Aleš Čepek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Professor Stephen Curry, Imperial College London, UK
Antonin Delpeuch, École Normale Supérieure, France
Professor Pearl Dykstra, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dr Stephen Eglen, University of Cambridge, UK
Laurent Gatto, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Philippe Grandjean, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Ivana Hebrang Grgić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Professor Jørn Harald Hurum, University of Oslo, Norway
Professor Dr Rolf-Ulrich Kunze, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dr Esther van Lieshout, Erasmus Medical Centre, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Jiří Marek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Jenny Molloy, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Dr Kurt Möser, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Professor Rune Nilsen, University of Bergen, Norway
Pedrag Pale, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Curt Rice, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway
Professor Frode Eika Sandnes, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway
Professor Manuel Ramírez Sánchez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Professor Diana Šimić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Stockholm University, Sweden
Our sincere thanks!
If you have a champion that is not yet included and they are doing inspiring and important work, please let us know!