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Webinar: NUAS Open Publishing: A Nordic Perspective

March 21 @ 12:00 - 13:30


Join us for an informative webinar on the future of open publishing in Europe, with a special focus on the Nordic perspective. Hosted by the NUAS Library Group, this session will convene experts from Norway, Sweden, and Finland to share insights and developments in the field of open access publishing.

Open Publishing: A Nordic Perspective

Date: 2024.03.21
Time: 12.00 CET
Where: Online on ZOOM (Link to be provided upon registration)


– EU project DIAMAS: Dive into the DIAMAS project with Jan Erik Frantsvåg (UiT The Arctic University of Norway), an EU initiative aiming to analyse institution-based publishing in Europe, and to suggest actions to improve the situation. The first output is a mapping the European landscape of institutional publishing. Discover the upcoming report’s insights, particularly on Diamond Open Access (OA) – a model where electronic publications are freely accessible without charges for authors or readers.

Publicera: Learn about the national platform for open access Swedish scholarly journals, started by the National Library of Sweden in 2021. Platform administrator Ramana Fragola will discuss the development of Publicera.kb.se and the role it is intended to play in Sweden’s transition to open publishing.

– From Finland, Managing Editor Anna-Mari Vesterinen discusses Diamond Open Access in Finland: case Helsinki University Press (HUP), highlighting the possibilities that open access can offer to academic literature, shares encouraging examples, and analyses some pitfalls of open book publishing in Finland and beyond.

Why Attend?

This webinar is a ‘must-attend’ for librarians, academics, researchers, and anyone interested in the evolution of open access publishing. Gain first hand insights from leading practitioners and thinkers in the field, understand the nuances of Diamond OA, and learn how these Nordic countries are paving the way for a more accessible and fair dissemination of knowledge.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of the open publishing revolution. Register now to secure your spot!


We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a session full of valuable learning and discussions on advancing open access publishing across Europe and beyond.

About the presenters:

Managing Editor/Communications Manager Anna-Mari Vesterinen has worked at Helsinki University Press since 2019. She has worked on open access publishing since 2015, and understands that reaching audiences requires high-quality publications, availability via digital archives and repositories, and tailored marketing and communications.

Ramana Fragola joined the National Library of Sweden in 2022, where she has helped promote and develop the nascent Publicera platform. She works with the National Library’s mission to coordinate, monitor and promote collaboration in Sweden’s work for open access to scholarly publications.

Open Access adviser/Academic Librarian Jan Erik Frantsvåg has worked at the UiT university library with Open Access since 2006. He comes from the IT (2001-2003) and finance departments (1993-2000, 2003-2006) of UiT, and knows NUAS from those years. He has worked in various OA projects, and as part of teams serving UiT’s institutional repository Munin and the publishing infrastructure Septentrio Academic Publishing, he has also done research on some aspects of OA publishing.




March 21
12:00 - 13:30
Event Category:


Library Group