Open Scholarly Books Seminar

Kuvituskuva avoimesta kirjasta. Lähde: Pixabay
Fri 18.11.2022
09.30 to 16.00

Tieteiden talo, hall 104
Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

Open scholarly books, whats up in Autumn 2022?

The seminar discusses the implications of different guidelines for open access publishing, perspective being in scholarly books. During the day, both national and international agents in the field share their views and invite colleagues to ponder different solutions – and, perhaps, draft some new ones.

Chair of the day is Nina Hyvönen.

The language during morning session will be Finnish, but in the afternoon, English shall be used.

Registration for live participants closes 10th of November at 2 pm (GMT+3)
Registration for online participants closes 16th of November at 11:59 pm (GMT+3)


9.30–9.35 Welcome (in Finnish)

Nina Hyvönen
Information Systems Manager
National Library of Finland

9.35–12.00 Publishing open scholarly books in Finland, experiences and discussion (in Finnish)

Publishing House of The Finnish Literature Society
Kirsi Keravuori
Director of Scholarly Publishing

Helsinki University Press
Leena Kaakinen
Publishing director

Tampere University Press
Susanna Nykyri
Publishing director

The Finnish Society for Labour History
Sami Suodenjoki
Adjunct Professor platform and service
Antti-Jussi Nygård
Planning officer
Federation of Finnish Learned Societies in use, case Suomalainen Lakimiesyhdistys

Jukka Mähönen
Chairman of Suomalainen Lakimiesyhdistys


12–13 Lunch

13.00–13.30 Panel: OA Scholarly books, what's next?

Chair: Mikael Laakso
Associate Professor, Hanken
Chair, Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing 

Leena Kaakinen 
Anne Lehto
Susanna Nykyri
Sami Suodenjoki

13.30–14.00 Libraries and OA scholarly books in Finland

Anne Lehto
Library director, Tritonia Academic Library, University of Vaasa
Chair, Finnish Research Library Association
Ari Muhonen
Chief Librarian, University of Eastern Finland
Chair, Finnish University Libraries' Network

14.00–14.30 OA Scholarly Books, so difficult to live with? -Not really

Charles Watkinson
President, Association of University Presses

14.30–15.00 Coffee break

15.00–15.30 Scholarly OA books, different models but same objective – Sustainable funding models for OA books and infrastructures

Eileen Joy
Director, Punctum books
Team Leader, COPIM Project
Co-Founder and Trustee, Open Book Collective 

15.30–15.45 Discussion

15.45–16.00 Summing up & takeaways

The event is organized by the National Library, the Finnish Association for scholarly publishing, and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.