Executive Assembly

The Executive Assembly is one of the most important governing and deciding bodies of the OPERAS AISBL. It is composed of organizations that commit more than others to the development of OPERAS. The Executive Assembly supervises the work of the Coordination Team, coordinates the Assembly of Commons through the Special Interest Groups (SIG) and presents the work done to the General Assembly.Ten organizations in Europe have agreed to steer OPERAS on its path to maturity, act as a national node, and coordinate one or more Special Interest Groups. They are represented in the Executive Assembly by the Executive Assembly Members.


Executive Assembly Members

(DE) Max Weber Stiftung

Michael Kaiser is a Historian and Director of the department perspectivia.net, library and IT affairs at the headquarters of the Max Weber Stiftung (MWS).

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: Digital publishing, enriched digital publications, new digital formats, blogging.

Contact: kaiser[a]maxweberstiftung.de 


(FR) CNRS

Lionel Maurel is Scientific Deputy Director at the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences of the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research).

Two units inside of the CNRS are particularly involved in the development of the OPERAS AISBL: OpenEdition and Huma-Num.


(GR) National Documentation Centre


(HR) University of Zadar

Jadranka Stojanovski is an Associate Professor at the Department for Information Sciences at the University of Zadar. She is also Croatian National Point of Reference on scientific information at EC, member of the SPARC Europe Board, member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) Council, OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for Croatia, NI4OS Europe National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for Croatia.

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: Open Access data and publications management, Open Science within a broader context, ethical concerns in scholarly communication, research assessment, and other main bibliometric and altmetric issues.

Contact: jadranka.stojanovski[a]irb.hr


(IT) University of Turin

Elena Giglia is a librarian and Head of the Open Access Programme at the University of Turin.


(NL) OAPEN

Eelco Ferwerda is Director of OAPEN


(PL) The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN)

Maciej Maryl is assistant professor and Deputy Director of The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN); founding head of the Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


(PT) University of Coimbra

Delfim Leão is Full Professor at the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of Coimbra. He is Director of Coimbra University Press and Vice-Rector for Culture and Open Science.

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: His scientific and professional activities include the development of two specialized digital platforms: the Classica Digitalia and the UC Digitalis. He is at present member of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee.

Contact: leo[a]fl.uc.pt


(SL) The Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Aleš Pogačnik is editor-in-chief and general manager of Založba ZRC, publishing unit of ZRC SAZU, holds MA in Philosophy.

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: Open Access publishing, copyright issues, dissemination and publishing tools.

Contact: ales.pogacnik[a]zrc-sazu.si


(UK) Jisc

Graham Stone is senior programme manager for open access monographs at Jisc in the UK. He is a Chartered Librarian, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a professional doctorate for research on New University Press publishing.

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: Open Access publishing, library publishing, library analytics, collection management.