On 22 June 2018 I attended a VSNU workshop on “Recognition and appreciation”. One of the speakers was Maarten Steinbuch. He referred to his idea of a 4th generation university. A university that lets “the (local) network create value, so the university is an enabler and motivator”. In his talk he emphasized that to be able..
This might be a more interesting title than the content deserves. Delft University of Technology and TU Delft Library have last year updated their websites (and cms). The weblog “TULibrarian” that I used, has also got a facelift. There is a new url now. However, it made me think of the things that passed my..
Three months have passed in 2018, three hectic months, where I combined two roles. Besides being Library Director at TU Delft, I also started as Program Manager Open Access at the VSNU. In the past weeks we launched the 3rd E-zine, concluded some negotiations, and are preparing for the renegotiations with Elsevier. It is a..
Digging into open science again at the 5th edition of the international open science congress, and strangely enough the first time I attended. As of January this year I also took up the role of Program Manager open access at the VSNU, and for me open access and open science are really connected. The focus..