Panagiotis (Panos) Georgiou, Library & Information Center - University of Patras
After more than two decades of growth and significant achievements, Open Access is at a crossroads. We are still in the transition towards the full Open Access model in scholarly communication and content management, unfortunately with no clear signs when this period will be ended.
A series of various factors, such as policies, financial and funding issues, business models, cultural and moral issues, are still building a concrete wall against the desirable progress of the OA case worldwide.
Within this context new initiatives are being developing in order to study and analyze current Open Access status, trends and challenges (tying subscriptions to OA, high APCs, new business models, predatory journals, content sharing, altmetrics, integration with open data and open science tools and initiatives) and create a new perspective for OA.
Iliana Araka, University of Ioannina
Prodromos Tsiavos, The Media Institute, University College London (UCL)
This study investigates the Greek literature in the field of IP and the related rights. This paper argues about associate changes with IP law that occurred since 1993. Therefore, 1993 determines the initial point for this study when the Greek Copyright Act entered into force (L. 2121/ 1993). In addition, the Greek Copyright Act comprises a detailed examination of the subject and the content of the intellectual property and the related rights up to the national regulation introduced this year (e.g. L. 4481/2017). The paper pursues to show whether the intellectual property field in Greece has changed; what issues ‘triggered’ authors and what new trends and requirements emerged and led to the new regulation mentioned before. In this context, four Greek legal journals reviewed and helped authors to construct the argument of this paper. All in all, this study relies to relevant case laws from the Greek Copyright Act (L. 2121/ 1993), its amendments and the required harmonization with European regulations (e.g. directives, communications and Regulations) until the national regulation recently introduced (e.g. L. 4481/2017).
Christina Delioglou, Athens University of Economics and Business
Vasiliki Rigakou, Athens University of Economics and Business
Ifigenia Vardakosta, Harokopio University
Eva Toulitsi, Centre of Planning and Economic Research
This paper aims to present the Hellenic Economic Library Network (H.E.LI.N.) that was set up in 2012, as a result of cooperation between academic, bank, research and government libraries with coherent link their economic collections, resources and information services. The formation of this network was the reaction to various difficulties economic libraries are facing during the recent years, in an effort, on the one hand, to remain as constant spots of economic knowledge, thinking and information, and on the other hand, to keep offering quality services to their communities: professors, researchers, students, executives from banks, organizations, enterprises and the public in general.
This paper explains the importance of economic and financial information in the field of education and research, professional and everyday life. The value of libraries in accessing this content is also defined as well as the role of cooperation in a modern and challenging information environment. In particular, this paper is describing the reasons that leaded to network formation, its mission, its aims and objectives, its organization, its working method and the possibility for enlargement. In addition, this paper includes reference to collections and added value services that are available due to collaboration between the libraries of this network. It also presents actions that have been completed or are in progress, such as an one-day scientific conference, two lecture circles on economics for libraries and library tours. Finally, an evaluation of this cooperation during the first five years of H.E.LI.N. existence is attempted in an effort to show how different profiles between members can turn into advantage in order to boost network's potential and face successfully future challenges.
Maria Aslanidi, Dept. of Music Studies - Ionian University
Katerina Voutiraki, Central Library - TEI of Crete
Christina Theodorika, Library and Information Center - TEI of Epirus
Aristeidis Bazmadelis, School of Music Studies - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Evangelia Semkou, Library & Information Centre - University of Macedonia
Venia Tsalatsani, Library, Dept. of Music Studies - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Formalized in 2015, the collaboration of the Hellenic Academic Music Libraries endeavors to achieve the development of a strategic plan as regards the designing and implementation of a consistent operational framework of the specific type of libraries in Greece. This framework consists of issues of major concern to music librarians and information scientists, such as policies and procedures related among others to the organization, description, access and management of music resources.
Its member institutions include the following:
• Music Library - School of Music Studies - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
• Hellenic Music Research Lab Library - Faculty of Music & Audiovisual Arts -Dept. of Music Studies - Ionian University
• Dept. Library – School of Philosophy - Faculty of Music Studies - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
• Library & Info Centre - School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts – Dept. of Music Science and Arts - University of Macedonia
• Dept. Library - School of Music Technology - Dept. of Sound Technology and Musical Instruments - TEI of Ionian Islands
• Library and Information Center - Faculty of Arts - Dept. of Traditional Music -Technological Educational Institute of Epirus
• Central Library - Department of Music Technology and Acoustics (Rethymno) - Technological Educational Institute of Crete
Within this frame, the paper presents: a) the policies, aims and principles of the cooperative scheme, b) the stages of implementing the above c) the scheme’s perspectives as they develop through collaborations with other agents of music information in national level d) issues related to the current state of resources, both financial and human, affecting the scheme’s viability e) the need to promote and strengthen the Music Librarianship as a special field within the Greek Academic Libraries sector.
Lia Ollandezou, Library & Information Center / HEAL-Link - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Popi Florou, Library & Information Center / HEAL-Link - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Leonidas Pispiringas, Library & Information Center / HEAL-Link - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Zisis Simaioforidis, Library & Information Center / HEAL-Link - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
HEAL-Link Office is responsible for the electronic resources provided via HEAL-Link to all academic and research institutions. HEAL-Link office negotiates with publishers regarding access to their subscriptions and provides a range of related services. During the presentation, there will be a summary of the negotiations and agreements with the publishers for HEAL-Link Subscriptions for years 2016-2018, usage reports regarding subscriptions will be presented, and there will be a detailed description of Electronic Resources Office’s services (HEAL-Link portal, electronic document delivery service, DIADOSIS - Inter Library Loan Service for Medical Documents, electronic resources management service, legal advisory services to the members of HEAL-Link on intellectual property issues , electronic index of Greek scientific journals, AAI infrastructure), information systems and infrastructures followed by a description of the under development unified search engine.
Eirini Dafermou, Library Panteion University
Pantelis Brattis, ReasonableGraph.org
Kostas Maistrelis, ReasonableGraph.org
Simos Leonidakos, ReasonableGraph.org
AMELib (http://amelib.seab.gr) and the Collaborative Network of Accessible Bibliography Providers were implemented in the context of the program “Advanced, Central Services of Open Access Digital Libraries” of HEALLink (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link). The implementing organization was the Library of Pantion University. The goal of AMELib is the provision of accessible books and services to the print-disabled users of the Network. The Collaborative Network operates within the context of HEALLink and includes the National Library of Greece, The Center for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind, the Lighthouse of the Blind, the initiative “Reading for others”. Through AMELib an Internet user can search the public collective catalogue for available bibliography and download it on the user's personal computer, under the provisions of relevant legislation that provides for an exception to the property rights of the creator in order for print-disabled individuals to be served.
Guidelines for the creation of accessible electronic books have been compiled following international standards. Α semantic model of metadata was implemented in the description, particularly FRBR, as the only choice that could cope with the multiplicity of the format of the accessible artifacts and the search techniques through a screen reader. A policy of cooperation between the providers of accessible bibliography was served with persistence, as well as interventions with well-documented proposals in order to deal with issues regarding the rights of the Persons with Disabilities, the education of employees in the Collaborative Network, the legislation on intellectual property, the publishing houses and the national policy on print-disability.
The digital library AMELib is a first step towards the provision of integrated and inclusive services to the community. With a look on international cooperation with corresponding initiatives in the United Kingdom, Italy, Cyprus and elsewhere in order to multiply the offerings to the users and the exchange of experiences and best practices on accessibility issues. With a goal to integrate in the Greek legislation the International Treaty of Marrakesh, a basic tool for the unobstructed development of accessible collections. The next day finds the community expanded, its engagement direct, its work culture fundamentally differentiated so that no service in the context of academic library should be not accessible to all persons.
Stamatina Koutsileou, HEAL-Link NTUA
Christina Anastasopoulou, NTUA Central Library
Stavroula Christaki, HEAL-Link NTUA
Dimitrios Kouis, TEI of Athens
Nikolaos Mitrou, ECE NTUA, Scientific Coordinator of the Project ‘Kallipos’
In this paper, the authors present the benefits of the adoption/use (exploitation) and the further development (scalability/sustainability) of the Open Educational Resources of the Digital Repository “Kallipos”, that was implemented by the Hellenic Academic Libraries’ Link within the framework of the Project “Hellenic Academic Electronic Textbooks» (NSRF, 2007-2013).
First, they show the necessity (economic and other) of the Open Educational Resources, and their relevance with the culture of the Open Access, the open content and the open data. All the above concepts are already qualitative benchmarks in the Higher Education, and have gained added value, not only within the years 2013-2018, but also within the next decade (2020-2030), due to their positive impact on Lifelong Learning.
Then, they present the statistical data for the use and exploitation of the Open Educational Resources of the Repository “Kallipos”, in particular for their most important and popular type, the open e-textbooks.
At the same time, they present, in brief, the results of the empirical surveys carried out in the context of the evaluation of the above Project, regarding the teaching and learning (pedagogical) benefits derived from the adoption of Open Educational Resources by the faculty of the hellenic Higher Education that have participated in this Project. Furthermore, they present the findings about the role of the Hellenic Academic Libraries in the promotion of the Open Educational Resources, that come from a recent empirical research (spring 2017). Finally, they summarize the interpretative conclusions and state the collaborative proposals that could be implemented immediately, providing, at the same time, evidence for their economic benefits. These proposals strengthen the use/exploitation of the services that have already been created, enrich the existing infrastructures and develop the new ones, economically viable and beneficial, in scientific and social terms, for all the members of the Academic and Research Community.
AIP Publishing: 2017 – 2018 Update
Wolters Kluwer - When you have to be right
ACS Publications Overview 2017/18 Update
EBSCO as partner to sustainability
Short break for light lunch in the conference premises
Agathi Papanoti, National Documentation Centre - National Hellenic Research Foundation
Haris Georgiadis, National Documentation Centre - National Hellenic Research Foundation
Paraskevas Kamatsos, National Documentation Centre - National Hellenic Research Foundation
Despina Hardouveli, National Documentation Centre - National Hellenic Research Foundation
Evi Sachini, National Documentation Centre - National Hellenic Research Foundation
SearchCulture.gr is an aggregator system, accompanied by an open web portal that offers unified search and access to Greek digital cultural content produced by reputable institutions. The aggregation process includes, among other things, content evaluation, collection or creation of preview files (thumbnails), metadata mappings and enrichment with semantic references or additional information and content dissemination as linked open data. SearchCulture.gr was developed by National Documentation Centre (EKT) under the project "A Platform for the Deposit, Management and Delivery of Open Metadata and Digital Content". Initially it hosted digital content produced by stakeholders participating in 31 and 31.2 calls within the Operational Programme "Digital Convergence".
The content collection is carried out by Harvester, an autonomous metadata and digital file harvesting system developed by EKT. The content is subjected to quality controls by the Validator Content Certification and Control Service to ensure interoperability, compliance with metadata description standards and sufficient quality of digital files.
EKT enriches the metadata aggregated in SearchCulture.gr with links to established vocabularies and homogenises them through the mapping tool for content enrichment and contextualization Semantics.gr. The aggregated content is enriched and homogenized with respect to types and chronological information which subsequently allowed the development of advanced multilingual search and browsing features, including hierarchical navigation on types and historical periods, searching and faceting on type, time span and historical period, a tag cloud of types and an interactive timeline.
Searchculture.gr highlights the contributors’ websites, the repositories/collections’ sites, and the original item page using redirection links, thus increasing their traffic. Finally, the content, in agreement with the individual contributors, feeds the European digital cultural library Europeana.
Nektarios Gioldasis - Technical University of Crete
Fotis Kazasis - Technical University of Crete
George Anestis - Technical University of Crete
Nikos Pappas - Technical University of Crete
DIAS (Digital Information Archival System) is an Institutional Repository system designed and developed by the Distributed Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory of the Technical University of Crete. It builds on the FRBR standard to model and describe intellectual works and their expressions, while it allows customization of the applied metadata schema per collection and/or type of item. It can be also configured to support customized workflows by registering custom task lists to be executed when specific events happen on items during their life-cycle. DIAS is a highly interoperable system supporting OAI-PMH, SWORD, and Open-Search protocols while it can export metadata in various formats (OAI_DC, EFRBR, MARCXML, MODS, HEAL_META, etc) including METS packages (content and metadata). Finally, DIAS can deliver personalized content by allowing users to declare their preferences and get notified when new items are published which satisfy those preferences.
In this paper, we present the DIAS system and its main features with emphasis on how FRBR concepts (and which) are used to model scholarly works and other academic publications. We also describe how DIAS native metadata schema is exploiting SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) modeling primitives to link items with published resources in ontologies, thesauri, classification schemes, subject headings, etc. or to support multilingual metadata values for published Items.
Ifigenia Vardakosta, Harokopio University
Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University
The development of Institutional Repositories (IRs) in the last decade has strengthened gray’s literature gathering in academic institutions while at the same time has contributed to the emergence and diffusion of a significant number of collections with cultural content. Continuous changes in academic publishing create new opportunities for academic institutions to provide added value services, utilizing locally produced data, upgrading that way the role of both the institution and its members.
In this paper we will present the results of a research addressed to Map/GIS Librarians in western world regarding the development of geospatial collections from locally produced data. The purpose of the survey was to investigate whether Map/GIS Librarians have responded to the new influences of the electronic environment taking advantage of IRs in order to develop innovative geospatial collections from the data produced by their members.
Results highlight policies, open access and cooperation as determinants for the formulation of such collections while the point of view of these specialists is of great interest as to how they conceive the development and management of geospatial collections in the modern information environment.
Stavroula Sant-Geronikolou, Charles III University of Madrid
In times of increasing Library Science Research transdisciplinarity and unprecedented global developments in the field of ICT, pedagogy and Higher Education both organizational and operational structures, and already eight years since the Bologna Process Stocktaking Report (Leuven, 2009) that explicitly stressed the necessity of enhancing Greek academic library services, our paper envisions investigating whether a collaborative conceptualization of LIS undergraduate curricula and CPD should be forming the basis of an LIS curricular reform as a necessary condition of sustainable service support and growth that will strategically contribute to promoting added value brought by academic libraries to the university community.
Building upon 46th LIBER Conference’s (July, 2017) articulated strong focus on the development of flexible, open, interconnected infrastructural capabilities to support information professionals in LIS changing landscape via reorganization, adjustment and meaningful library, ischool and Higher Education administration conversations, we investigate (1) whether cooperative innovation should not be just confined to service design and delivery but also extend to the sphere of librarian education and training in proactive response to changing times and (2) whether and how we could take advantage of inter/intra-institutional mimetic forces for the transformation of university information centers into double-loop learning organizations.
Analysis of a series of dispersed nevertheless interconnected primary research data, forming part of doctoral thesis preparation, focusing on current library pain points and Greek academic libraries transformation patterns, current LIS undergraduate program composition and continuing professional development facts and figures, as well as a literature review of the issues that academic library professionals will soon be challenged with, and a growing mindset towards library full integration in the educational process, a paradigm already becoming mainstream in the US and Australia, will help formulate a set of Greek LIS context-specific recommendations whose practical implementation could eventually help raise academic library sustainability index.
Nikolaos Fachantidis - University of Macedonia
Undoubtedly, new interesting challenges refer to actions focusing on the progress of teaching & educational practices and on the utilization of new technologies in information literacy programs. At the same time, however, these actions are necessary processes in the context of improving the quality of services provided by academic libraries to their users.
Therefore, five (5) digital lesson plans regarding teaching of the cognitive subject "Standards and tools for handling bibliography and bibliographical references" were designed, developed and evaluated in the context of finding alternative approaches to the way of literacy execution. In particular, a digital template course was originally designed based on the strategic of deductive teaching for the ‘concept attainment’. In this model there were also embedded various principles of adult education based on the principles of "andragogy theory". Digital lesson plans were developed and executed via the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS), which supports "learning design".
The results of the evaluation of digital lesson plans showed that the majority of learners positively evaluated the structure and content of the courses. This positive treatment becomes an encouraging element for the re-use or upgrade of these courses by educators or academic libraries.
Antonios Chatzichristos, Manuscript and Facsimile Department - National Library of Greece
This paper aims to present ways that potential paleographers could use in order to increase their information literacy level either by the Curriculum of their University Department and Faculty or by participating in other educating programmes, focusing on the programmes of the public libraries in general and - more specifically - of the National Library of a country. In this paper information literacy is examined as the adoption of appropriate information behaviour, so that everyone could obtain, through whatever channel or medium, all the information required for their information needs. However, of outmost importance are the evaluation and correct usage of the information obtained in an Information Society such as our modern society.
Taking into consideration the low information literacy level that one can find in the bibliography regarding the potential professionals and practitioners in the field of Humanitarian Studies, this paper’s target is to focus on the information needs of a very special faculty, with which the Information Science has hardly ever dealt. Furthermore, this paper tries to suggest ways that could help the potential paleographers to increase their information literacy level and get great advantage of it, in order to cover their professional and scientific needs. In this way, this article could possibly become a good springboard for the Information Science to deal with the professionals of a faculty who - except from the usual information sources such as books and journals – often obtain their information by searching for elements such as watermarks, bibliographical notes or even just the decoration of a manuscript. All of the above elements offer to a paleographer the most basic information to examine closely and describe a manuscript and its content scientifically.
Michail Nikitakis, Central Library - TEI of Crete
Students from the Erasmus program form a significant population that uses the services of academic libraries. However, so far, there has not been a study of their behavior and their needs, as those arise from the use of the academic libraries services. The current work aims to study their needs through the evaluation of services of the library of the TEI of Crete by the students themselves, those who participate in the Erasmus program. To conduct the research the method selected was a quantitative method of using a questionnaire because it was: a) economical, b) easy to construct and use, c) could be sent to a great number of users d) interviewees could answer freely. Participants in this Survey overall expressed a strong recognition that Erasmus students have different needs from Greek students. Survey results will help us to design and implement services that support the academic success of Erasmus students.
Eleni Papadatou, HEAL-Link
Apostolos Palaios, HEAL-Link
George Veranis, HEAL-Link
Agathi Gegiou, NTUA Central Library
Stavroula Kouri, NTUA Central Library
Nikolaos Mitrou, HEAL-Link
Integrating different standalone information systems into a horizontal centralized scheme can be a difficult and tedious task on its own. When this is performed in a highly heterogeneous environment involving not only different library platforms but also a great diversity of policies and procedures, then the challenge is even greater. The ILSaS project (Integrated Library System as a Service) envisioned to develop a central infrastructure in order to provide an Integrated Library System for all the member libraries achieving economies of scale. 26 academic libraries using 6 different ILS platforms and two marc formats formed a consortium and shared a common platform to provide modern library services to their users. The design and implementation challenges of the project will be depicted. In addition, the quantitative and qualitative benefits of the new system will be illustrated in relation to the former status of the libraries. The results of the project will be presented on the financial, technical and human resource level as well as on the development of a common set of policies for all the basic procedures of an academic library. Finally, the lessons learned after almost 2 year in production phase will be discussed along with the next steps of the project.
Marios Zervas, Cyprus University of Technology Library
George Veranis, TEI of Athens - Information and Technology Management Laboratory
Barbara Aristidou, Cyprus University of Technology Library
Demetris Nicolaou, Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cyprus
Pany Skitini, Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cyprus
Since its creation, the Library of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) has been a member of the social fabric of wider Limassol area and it has contributed to its further development via the implementation of actions and initiatives.
Having been the recipient of multiple requests from local libraries and also from in house research the problem of lacking skills in information literacy was identified. Further research revealed that the same problem was also present in the secondary schools.
Based on the results of research that was done  on a sample of secondary schools and was aimed at identifying the importance and the level of information literacy skills, the CUT library along with the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cyprus decided the creation a single common library catalogue for the secondary schools libraries.
The creation of a common catalogue is the basis for the development and upgrade of the schools libraries. The fact that most of them don’t have automated catalogues due to the insufficient staffing was the starting point of the aforementioned action. In the pilot phase 3 school libraries with 45648 number of records were included, and the goal is to gradually expand this phase until all 137 school libraries are included.
The infrastructure systems development will be based on open source tools for cataloguing (e.g. KOHA, VuFind etc) that support technologies that are friendly to the end users, as well as tools for the conversion and enrichment of the records that were requested in the project. In this paper we will describe the methods for the organization and management of information and people. Like all union catalogue projects there were some problems but those were overcome with the collaboration of the team from the Ministry of Education and Culture for achieving the goal.
 «The Important Role of School Libraries in the Development of Students Information Literacy Skills» Marios Zervas, Chrysanthi Stavrou, Alexia Kounoudes, 2015.
Leonidas Pispiringas, HEAL-Link - Library & Information Center - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Nicolas Liampotis, Greek Research & Technology Network
Zenon Mousmoulas, Greek Research & Technology Network
Christos Kanellopoulos, Greek Research & Technology Network
Throughout history libraries have served as places where books used for the documentation of knowledge were kept. Thanks to the development of ICT (information and communications technology) and its’ penetration in every industry in the world, libraries have been transformed into portals of global information relevant in education, research, individual and national development. Libraries have changed most patterns of their traditional services and information processing and handling, as well as information dissemination, to suit upcoming global changes. A library consortium is a group of libraries who partner to coordinate activities, share resources, and combine expertise. Library consortia offer significant advantages to increasingly strapped budgets of libraries. Resource sharing and collaboration on shared goals often enable libraries to deliver higher quality services than they would be able to deliver on their own. Federated Access (access via SSO technologies such as SAML) is a very important issue for all academic and research institutions and for their libraries. Libraries/consortia give access to their electronic resources either via IP address authorization, Proxy server VPN and/or federated access. With a single login, using their institutional account, authorized users can access from anywhere all libraries’/consortia electronic resources. HEAL-Link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link) and GRNET (Greek Research & Technology Network), in the context of the European Commission (EC) funded project AARC (Authentication and Authorization for Research and Collaboration), have conducted a research regarding federated access, focusing on technical perspectives and also how implementations might better fit the needs of libraries/consortia. The questions of the interview and the survey were drafted taking into account all services of libraries/consortia as they have evolved and they are provided nowadays. The goal was to describe the services offered, the access methods that are used and the services that are eligible for federated access. In order to get a clear picture, it was decided that a minimum number of 3 interviews should be done. Two consortiums were chosen from Europe (CSUC, FCCN) and one library (Princeton University, USA), in order to cover a greater range worldwide. The survey was promoted to the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC). The survey was published online and 8 completed surveys were submitted by libraries/consortia worldwide. A report was finally produced, summarizing the results from the interviews and the survey, in order to have a better understanding of the Library landscape, and subsequently to understand where federated access fits in this landscape. The respective results concluded that there is a heterogeneous environment for libraries in regards to authentication and authorization usage, with evident differences between different countries, regions or continents. The possibility for a national or regional body to handle and coordinate technical and administrative procedures in order to provide federated access solution is considered convenient. IP-based access model, though old, is still the most reliable access method used, however in the near or distant future this could change in favor of more modern methods like federated access.
Stavroula Kouri, NTUA Central Library
Eugenia Sisamaki, NTUA Central Library
Strategic planning for libraries isn’t a new concept, since it was initially adopted from the 1970s and the Association of Research Libraries was concerned with the issue of strategic planning as early as 1984.
An academic library should design a planning process which can help to enhance its services and also facilitate a university's educational and research activity. The current funding crisis in higher education necessitates the exploitation of usefully formed affiliations and previously developed technology and the maximum utilization of any available provisions and advantages these may offer.
In the case of the Greek academic libraries the technological tools created due to EU funding via development projects such as EPEAEK and more recently ESPA projects undertaken from HEALlik and the individual NTUA Central Library, constitute a starting point for the further development of advanced services. The Central Library of NTUA in order to form a strategic plan aiming to evolve and advance its services and performance, made used of numerous of the services that were developed during the past years because of these ESPA projects. Services and tools like MODIPAV, ILSas, AMElib, DSpace and CRIS which were developed during the past years were exploited and provided an advantage to the future goals of the Library.
The goal of this attempt from the Central Library of NTUA is to make the most of what has already been developed and is freely offered in order to continue and improve throughout this time of financial difficulties.
Filippos Kolovos, University of Macedonia / Library and Information Centre
Paraskevi Vozana, University of Macedonia / Library and Information Centre
The task of migrating existing workflows to the machine automation realm, or creating new ones with the concept of their tasks being carried out almost automatically, is a challenging process for academic libraries.
The Library and Information Centre of the University of Macedonia, recognizing the altered and more demanding needs of its’ users, who expect their library to be where and when needed, has semi or fully automated most of its’ workflow steps by using the open source technology platforms and other elements of the digital era. The Library’s main goal is the immediate, remote and errorless user service.
In particular, tasks that previously required a lot of “manual” steps to complete, such as entering data from the printed user applications to the Library’s LIS, the verbal coordination among the staff members of the Library and the University departments which referred to the status of the users (as far as the existent or not economic obligations or the fulfillment or not of the necessary prerequisites for receiving points as a diploma supplement) or even the organization and management of the Information Literacy service, are now automated via a special administrative interface implemented in the Library’s technology infrastructure.
Other technologies that have been enhanced through automation are the Library’s digital repository (Psepheda), where the students can self submit their dissertations, with the staff members intervening only to double check the metadata entered and that the file naming rules have been followed.
Finally, the Library has implemented the use of automation through physical items, such as printed QRCodes in order to achieve the concise information concerning the user navigation in the bookshelves, the use of machines, or the more detailed information on provided services.
Manolis Koukourakis, University of Crete
Although biliometrics began as a way of capturing bibliographic production (bibliographic statistics), bibliometric indicators are increasingly used as indicators of research activity evaluation. The increase in this trend, as well as the adoption of relevant assessment practices, in particular by research funding bodies, has led to a strong concern in the scientific community, both for the methodology of recovering substantially useful data from the available sources, and for the possibility of highlighting the qualitative characteristics of conducted research through quantitative evaluation methods, as well as whether and to what extent the quality and value of scientific research is related with its impact. This paper presents recent developments in the use of bibliometric practices and the conflicting views on the suitability of using quantitative methods for the evaluation of scientific research, and discusses the recommendations on good practices that have been proposed by research community (DORA Declaration on Research Assessment, Leiden Manifesto for research metrics), aiming at optimizing the use of bibliometric practices as individual parameters that can contribute to the evaluation of research activity.
Academic libraries, with their extensive experience in handling bibliographic data and scientific publications, as well as in retrieving relevant information from databases and indexes, have an important role in any relevant effort. We hope that the conclusions of the discussion of the central points of recent international reflection and proposed recommendations can be a fertile trigger for the adoption of corresponding responsible practices by Greek academic libraries as well.
Aspasia Togia, Department of Library Science & Information Systems - ATEI Thessaloniki
Eleftheria Koseoglou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Library & Information Centre
Sofia Zapounidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Library & Information Centre
Recently, altmetrics have emerged as alternative means of measuring scholarly impact, aiming at improving and complementing both traditional and web-based metrics. The aim of the present study is to contribute to the altmetrics literature by providing an overview of the coverage of altmetrics sources for the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) publications. We used Scopus to collect all research articles stating AUTh as the affiliation of at least one author and published from 2010 to 2016. The altmetric data originated from Altmetric Explorer, a service provided by Altmetric.com. Only 17% of all publications retrieved from Scopus had some kind of mentions, while there was a clear increasing trend over the years. The presence of altmetrics was different from each Altmetric.com attention source. Around 81% of all mentions came from Twitter. Facebook was a distant second, followed by news outlets. All other sources had very low or negligible coverage. The overwhelming majority of tweets had been posted by members of the public, who do not link to scholarly literature. Medical Sciences had by far the highest number of publications with altmetric scores, followed, in a distance by Sciences. However, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences publications exhibited a significant altmetric activity. More research is needed in order to get a better insight into the altmetric landscape in Greece and develop an understanding about the kind of influence altmetrics measure, and the relationship, if any, between altmetric indicators and scientific impact.
Akrivi Athanasopoulou, Ionian University
Aggeliki Giannopoulou, Library & Information Center, University of Patras
Giannis Tsakonas, Library & Information Center, University of Patras
Altmetrics are proposed as an alternative way to measure the impact of scientific articles and reports. The term altmetrics appeared in the scientific field in 2010 and applies to individuals (researchers, writers), publishing entities (magazines, books, etc.) and editorial units (works). Altmetrics do not focus on citations, but on a series of measurements of the papers’ impact, such as the number of views, the number of downloads, and the number of references in social media. Altmetrics are based on social networking services, especially those referring to the research and academic community, such as Mendeley, CiteULike, ResearchGate, etc., but also on other popular ones, such as Twitter or Facebook, and work in addition to traditional, bibliometric, assessment practices. Indicative examples of altmetrics services are PlumAnalytics, Kudos, and ImpactStory.
As a result, alternative metrics provide an indication of the impact of scientific research and constitute a strong field for further research. This study discusses the use of altmetrics to assess the dissemination of research works in scientific conferences. In this work, the metrics of impact of the work, both traditional (references) and alternative (altmetrics), in four conferences were collected and analyzed. The conferences which were covered were the pairs of the ECDL/JCDL for digital libraries and the SIGIR/ECIR for information retrieval. We examined 3,681 papers from these four conferences, and the results of this research confirm the fact that, globally, the academic community uses social media tools to update developments at events, such as conferences, either for further consideration or for exchange of views and information.
Alexandros Iliakis, National Technical University of Athens - Central Library
Christina Anastasopoulou, National Technical University of Athens - Central Library
Within the framework of the internal evaluation of the National Technical University of Athens, as specified by the standards of the Quality Assurance and Certification Authority in Higher Education, the members of the Library of the National Technical University of Athens were asked to provide information on the publishing activity of the members of its Teaching Staff. After consultation with the Management and the Quality Assurance Unit of the National Technical University of Athens, it was agreed to implement a bibliometric analysis of the publications method - mainly in international scientific journals - of its teaching members. In particular, for scientific publications - up to and including 2016 - for each active member of the teaching staff, the following information had to be collected: the number of publications, the number of references and the h-index. Given the difficult economic times, however, it was not possible to use a commercial application, soa manual method has been prefered. For this purpose, initially Harzing's open-access "Publish or Perish" application, which draws its data from Google Scholar has been selected. As a second choice Scopus bibliographic database was chosen since it was available through the Hellenic Academic Libraries Association, and Included scientific journals related to the fields of Engineering Sciences.
Along with the manual search, an automated way to collect data was attempted. The result of this research was the development of a software application that drew datafrom the Scopus bibliographic database, for the members of the Teaching Staff of the National Technical University of Athens which was then categorized according to specific criteria. This presentation will include the methodology, the problems presented during the development of the above application and the final results of the research.
New services based on Reasonable Graph platform and interconnection potentials
Short break for light lunch in the conference premises
† Ioannis Papadakis, Dept. of Archives, Library Science and Museology - Ionian University
Maria Aslanidi, Dept. of Music Studies - Ionian University
Michalis Stefanidakis, Dept. of Informatics - Ionian University
Improving access to and retrieval of music resources has been a special area of continuous interest and study both in and out of the music libraries sector. Developing, structuring and finally establishing and using controlled vocabularies or thesauri in music, a field as broad as well as complex, requires a good deal of research and planning and is of major concern of music librarians as well as of professionals charged with the organization, description, interpretation and retrieval of music information in the greater area of library and information science.
Since 2007 the Library of Congress in collaboration with Music Library Association and several others agents and working groups have been designing, developing and implementing new controlled vocabularies aiming to handle and dissolve continuing issues regarding subject access to musical works.
Within this frame, the paper presents: a) instructional guidance for implementing genre/form controlled terms in library authority data in accord with the Library of Congress, b) policies related to music subject analysis as reflected by the majority of the Greek academic library catalogs c) ways of adjusting and aligning in stages legacy data of music library authority and bibliographic records d) suggestions of implementing and carrying out effectively the Library of Congress policies as regards the subject analysis of music resources in Greek.
Chryssanthi Georgouli, Athens School of Fine Arts
Problems of terminology concerning the translation of term literary in Greek language are discussed. A brief literacy review is given, from the birth of the virtual literacy to the contemporary term digital virtual literacy. It follows a concise description of Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education of the American College and Research Libraries Association and of the different programs that have been developed by the academic libraries abroad. The usability of a virtual literacy program at the Library of Athens School of Arts is discussed. The results of a questionnaire distributed to the students showed that they wish to have training on images related subjects and their preferred training methods are written guides and videos. The development of digital visual literacy programs by Greek academic and public libraries is suggested in order to support the contemporary educational needs and the lifelong learning. The users of every library should be able to manage effectively the visual as well as the textual material.
Anthi Katsirikou, University of Piraeus
Vasiliki Rigakou, Library and Information Centre of the Athens University of Economics and Business
The European Documentation Centres (EDCs) are establishments of the European Commission in the premises of universities and research institutions of the European Union (EU) countries, starting in 1963. Their mission is the dissemination of information about European integration and especially:
• information and documentation on every question about EU rights, funding, exchanges, travelling, working, etc.
• invitations to local EU information/networking events
• access to official EU publications and documents (online and print)
• references to other information sources
• contact details for relevant organizations
• help finding detailed information on EU law, policies, institutions
• coaching and training for students on EU-related, fact-finding research
EDCs network produces added value services in terms of documentation, communication and networking. The EDCs personnel in most cases are staff of the host organizations who do their best in this information channel in parallel with their main duties. A wide range of initiatives has been undertaken and many services have been developed, such as:
• communication with users through social media
• cooperation on the creation of repositories with European documentation
• use of new technologies in the information process
• cooperation with EU institutions in organizing events and activities
• support of an e-mail list of the whole EDCs network, and dissemination of information and documentation asked by a member
• publish promotional and educational material
• organize training courses for users.
This paper exploits the results of recent pan-European reflection on the transformation of the network and its future prospects. It also contributes by transferring experience from innovative tools and methods, giving the example of a network that operates without any financial support and budget, presenting good practices from multinational and multicultural cooperative schemes, and offering experience from synergies between different organizations in terms of development, specialization, qualification, budget.
Leonidas Tsompolis, Democritus University of Thrace
This hypothesis is part of a research project, which investigates the architecture of libraries and is about their historical evolution, their infrastructure, as well as about the way that a contemporary building can be designed based on the facts above. Since the historical overview and the functional arrangement of the libraries are well-known facts, this paper is focused on matters of designing a new library building based on the influence of modern technology. Even if this research I’d about an initio architectural design, the data collected can be adjusted ok already built libraries. The methodology followed on this research not only recaps greek and international references, but also uses a comparative analysis of distinctive buildings examples. Although, for in-depth comprehension of those matters, the examples used are as ab initio built libraries designed in need of cooperation of physical and digital world, as well as examples of buildings that embraced this new reality and included it on their older system. The influence of the technology, with asks all these new systems and automatizations, is very important. The technological progress in combination with the society’s needs for a new king d of public space, which is above spatial reality, has created a new way of thinking around libraries. Contemporary libraries are only places where collections can be stored and be lent. They are a hybrid which comes out of the cooperation of technology and a public building. A public building which provides knowledge, entertainment and social interaction.
Konstantinos Stampoulis, Wikimedia
Wikipedia has become the best known source of information, as well as a global community of people dedicated to the free sharing of knowledge. Next to Wikipedia, there are also sister projects such as Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata, which are document repositories and linked open data which themselves are research material. As the landscape of knowledge and information has evolved, these sites have been considered by some to be competing with libraries. However, the overlapping goal strengthens the unique opportunities for academic libraries who are courageously seeking to engage in new forms of co-operation, public academic and charitable contributions.
Co-operation with these projects is a simple start in cultivating a university culture that encourages knowledge sharing and improved access to research. On the other hand, libraries can exploit and use, for example, Wikidata to import, export, and make visible the material they have (eg bibliographic metadata and authority control records), while researchers use Wikidata to answer queries using simple tools on a huge volume of data.
An overview of the resources to facilitate this effort will be provided, along with examples of projects aimed at exhibiting library content, teaching IT skills and community involvement. Libraries do not need to be involved in large-scale projects to make a difference. Given their scale and complexity, starting to collaborate and participate in Wikipedia and Wikidata can sometimes scare, but as explained in this paper, there are many resources to help interested libraries get more involved.
Registration08:30 - 09:10
Conference opening09:10 - 09:40
Open Access in Greece and worldwide: trends and challengesPanagiotis (Panos) Georgiou, Library & Information Center - University of Patras09:40 - 10:10
24 years of Intellectual Property in Greece: review of the literature and the national regulationsIliana Araka - University of Ioannina / Prodromos Tsiavos - The Media Institute, University College London (UCL)10:10 - 10:30
Hellenic Economic Library Network (H.E.LI.N.): cooperative activities and challenges for a disciplinary network of Greek librariesChristina Delioglou, Vasiliki Rigakou - Athens University of Economics and Business / Ifigenia Vardakosta - Harokopio University / Eva Toulitsi - Centre of Planning and Economic Research10:30 - 10:50
Hellenic Academic Music Libraries Cooperative Scheme-HAMLCMaria Aslanidi, Dept. of Music Studies-Ionian University / Katerina Voutiraki, Central Library TEI of Crete / Christina Theodorika, Library and Information Center - TEI of Epirus / Aristeidis Bazmadelis, School of Music Studies - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / Evangelia Semkou, Library & Information Centre - University of Macedonia / Venia Tsalatsani, Library - Dept. of Music Studies - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens10:50 - 11:10
Coffee break11:10 - 11:40
HEAL-Link Electronic resources 2014-2016Lia Ollandezou, Popi Florou, Leonidas Pispiringas, Zisis Simaioforidis - HEAL-Link - Library & Information Center - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki11:40 - 12:00
AMELib – the path from an accessible platform to an inclusive educationEirini Dafermou - Library Panteion University / Pantelis Brattis, Kostas Maistrelis, Simos Leonidakos - ReasonableGraph.org
12:00 - 12:20
The Open Educational Resources of the digital Repository “Kallipos” of the Hellenic Academic Libraries’ Link; the benefits of their use and the prospects for their sustainable developmentStamatina Koutsileou - HEAL-Link NTUA / Christina Anastasopoulou - NTUA Central Library / Stavroula Christaki - HEAL-Link NTUA / Dimitrios Kouis - TEI of Athens / Nikolaos Mitrou - ECE NTUA12:20 - 12:40
Bringing research to life: the library as the 21st century research hub [Emerald presentation]12:40 - 12:55
English-language textbooks in Greece [SpringerNature presentation]12:55 - 13:10
American Institute of Physics presentation13:10 - 13:40
Wolters Kluver presentation13:10 - 13:40
ACS presentation13:10 - 13:40
EBSCO presentation13:10 - 13:40
Light lunch13:40 - 15:10
The SearchCulture.gr aggregator: an approach to promoting Greek digital cultural contentAgathi Papanoti, Haris Georgiadis, Paraskevas Kamatsos, Despina Hardouveli, Evi Sachini - National Documentation Centre - National Hellenic Research Foundation15:10 - 15:30
DIAS - An FRBR-Based Institutional Repository SystemNektarios Gioldasis, Fotis Kazasis, George Anestis, Nikos Pappas - Technical University of Crete15:30 - 15:50
Geospatial collections of locally produced data in Institutional Repositories: Map/GIS Librarians perceptionsIfigenia Vardakosta - Harokopio University / Sarantos Kapidakis - Ionian University15:50 - 16:10
Coffee break16:10 - 16:40
Co-navigating Through LIS Undergraduate Curricula and Continuing Professional Development Waters: towards the conceptualization of a collaborative innovation agendaStavroula Sant-Geronikolou - Charles III University of Madrid16:40 - 17:00
Educational actions in information literacy programs: digital lessons realization in the LAMS learning management systemDimitra Sarakatsianou / Nikolaos Fachantidis - University of Macedonia17:00 - 17:20
Educating and training potential paleographers on information literacyAntonios Chatzichristos - National Library of Greece17:20 - 17:40
Erasmus students in Central Library of Technological Educational Institute of Crete: A survey of Erasmus user satisfactionMichail Nikitakis - Central Library - TEI of Crete17:40 - 18:00
Registration09:00 - 09:30
ILSaS: Integrated Library System as a Service, after 2 years in production phaseEleni Papadatou, Apostolos Palaios, George Veranis - HEAL-Link / Agathi Gegiou, Stavroula Kouri - NTUA Central Library / Nikolaos Mitrou - HEAL-Link09:30 - 09:50
The Koha experience in Cyprus School Libraries Union CatalogMarios Zervas, Cyprus University of Technology Library / George Veranis, TEI of Athens / Barbara Aristidou, Cyprus University of Technology Library / Demetris Nicolaou, Pany Skitini - Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cyprus09:50 - 10:10
Libraries / Consortia Services and Federated AccessLeonidas Pispiringas, HEAL-Link - Library & Information Center - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / Nicolas Liampotis, Zenon Mousmoulas, Christos Kanellopoulos - Greek Research & Technology Network10:10 - 10:30
Utilization of services from ESPA projects for the development of a strategic plan at the Central Library of NTUAStavroula Kouri, Eugenia Sisamaki - NTUA Central Library10:30 - 10:50
Extending the implemented technologies to automate the Library’s workflow processesFilippos Kolovos, Paraskevi Vozana - University of Macedonia - Library and Information Centre10:50 - 11:10
Coffee break11:10 - 11:40
Recent developments in the use of bibliometric methods to assess research output and the role of academic librariesManolis Koukourakis - University of Crete11:40 - 12:00
Alternative Metrics: An Analysis of Articles Authored by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Researchers during 2010-2016Aspasia Togia - Department of Library Science & Information Systems - ATEI Thessaloniki / Eleftheria Koseoglou, Sofia Zapounidou - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Library & Information Centre12:00 - 12:20
Use of alternative metrics for the assessment of dissemination of research in scientific conferencesAkrivi Athanasopoulou - Ionian University / Aggeliki Giannopoulou, Giannis Tsakonas - Library & Information Center - University of Patras12:20 - 12:40
Bibliometric Analysis of the publications of the National Technical University of Athens’ FacultyAlexandros Iliakis, Christina Anastasopoulou - NTUA Central Library12:40 - 13:00
IEEE and the 4th Industrial Revolution [IEEE presentation]13:00 - 13:15
The Greek scientific research today and how we help to make it stronger and more impactful [Elsevier presentation]13:15 - 13:30
Interoptics presentation13:30 - 13:40
Taylor & Francis presentation13:30 - 13:40
Light lunch13:40 - 15:10
Towards a Greek controlled vocabulary of genre/form terms in Music and its implementation in library catalogsIoannis Papadakis, Dept. of Archives, Library Science and Museology - Ionian University / Maria Aslanidi, Dept. of Music Studies - Ionian University / Michalis Stefanidakis, Dept. of Informatics - Ionian University15:10 - 15:30
Visual literacy: the case of the Athens School of Fine Arts LibraryChryssanthi Georgouli - Athens School of Fine Arts15:30 - 15:50
From the European Institutions to the European Citizens: the information channels through the European Documentation Centres (EDCs)Anthi Katsirikou, University of Piraeus / Vasiliki Rigakou, Library and Information Centre - Athens University of Economics and Business15:50 - 16:10
Coffee break16:10 - 16:40
Designing a contemporary library. The influence of technologyLeonidas Tsompolis, Democritus University of Thrace16:40 - 17:00
Collaboration, contribution and use of Wikidata and Wikipedia for Academic LibrariesKonstantinos Stampoulis, Wikimedia17:00 - 17:20
Conference closing - conclusions17:20 - 18:00