Medical libraries - Labastida

Ignasi Labastida,  Universitat de Barcelona 
Dr. Ignasi Labastida is the Head of the Office for Knowledge Dissemination ( at the Universitat de Barcelona where he is also leading the Research Unit at the CRAI (Learning and Research Resource Center). From this Office he is leading different projects towards openness related with open educational resources, open access and open data within his own institution and partnering with external institutions. He has been a member of the OCW Consortium ( Board of Directors on behalf of Creative Commons and a member of the Administrative Council of Communia (, an International Association on the Public Domain built on the eponymous Thematic Network, funded by the European Commission from 2007 to 2011. Currently, he is engaged in the LEARN project ( funded by the European Commission aimed at the implementation of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data. He is also member of the Steering Committee of the CIO Community of the LERU.
The role of an academic library assessing research in the open science age
The role of an academic library assessing research in the open science age
Nowadays academic libraries have become a key element in supporting researchers beyond the provision of access to content. Libraries are engaged in the dissemination of the scientific production through institutional repositories and supporting university journals, most of them open access. Moreover libraries have been also involved in research information systems working together with research offices. Through this collaboration libraries bring their expertise on bibliometric analyses, especially on evaluation processes. The implication of libraries in the processes of assessing research would be fundamental in the new challenge that universities are facing: open science. In this talk we would suggest how libraries could play a key role in all those processes.


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