Implementing Open Science policies into library processes – case study of the University of Eastern Finland library

Authors

  • Jarmo Saarti University of Eastern Finland Library, FI
  • Tomi Rosti University of Eastern Finland Library, FI
  • Helena Silvennoinen-Kuikka University of Eastern Finland Library, FI

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10336

Keywords:

academic libraries, academics, open science services, open access, open science

Abstract

This is a case study about the creation of open science services in the University of Eastern Finland. The library has overseen the open science services that have been actively implemented from 2010 onwards due to the development of the digitalisation of science and open science policies. A survey was conducted to determine how the UEF’s academic faculty use the services provided as well as their attitudes towards opening their own research findings in this manner. The researchers seem to be most interested in issues that influence their daily work, i.e. data management plans and opening their publications. It seems that the culture of openness is still at the development stage within UEF. The innovators, i.e. active research groups and researchers, are already practicing and encouraging openness, but the majority of the academic staff seems to be either unaware of open science or unwilling to implement it, due to the fact that incentives and career advancements still support the traditional way of conducting research.

Author Biography

Jarmo Saarti, University of Eastern Finland Library, FI

Jarmo Saarti is the Library Director of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and adjunct professor (docent) both in the University of Oulu and in the University of Tampere. He graduated from the University of Jyväskylä in 1986 (MA). He started to work on his doctoral thesis (information studies) in 1996 and was awarded his PhD at the beginning of 2000. He was awarded his second PhD at the end of the 2013 from the University of Jyväskylä (literature). He has specialized in the knowledge organization of fiction and in the management of libraries. He has published about 400 professional and academic papers and he has written, co-written or edited about 50 books.

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Published

2020-09-16

How to Cite

Saarti, J., Rosti, T., & Silvennoinen-Kuikka, H. (2020). Implementing Open Science policies into library processes – case study of the University of Eastern Finland library. LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries, 30(1), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10336

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Case studies
Received 2021-06-18
Published 2020-09-16