Let´s celebrate Open Science – Welcome to Think Corner October 23 2017

Event: Open Science afternoon (in Finnish)
Location: Think Corner, Stage (Yliopistonkatu 4)
Time: Oct 23, 2017 at 1 pm – 2.30 pm

How does open access publishing, open learning materials and open data affect researchers’ work? Will open science change research and publishing fundamentally? How does the future look for science publishing and open research?

University lecturer Mirkka Lappalainen, Research Administration Specialist (UH) Eeva Nyrövaara, Professor Markku Löytönen and Gaudeamus publishing director Leena Kaakinen will take the stage and discuss about these and plenty of more questions.

Helsinki University Library will also reward an open science promoter. So show up and get inspired!

The event is part of the International Open Access Week at the University of Helsinki Library, free of charge and open to everyone. Think Corner Café serves throughout the event.

For more information on events during Open Access Week (23.-29.10.), visit the library’s Open Access event site.


Open Access Cafe 24.-26.10.

Want to get yourself an ORCID profile? Some helpful tips with TUHAT database? Hoping to make a research data management plan with DMPTUULI? You are welcome to have a cup of coffee with our experts whether you just want to discuss matters concerning Open Access or get more detailed advice.

cafe2City Centre Campus
Mon 24.10.2016 12.00-14.00 University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33
Meilahti Campus
24.10.2016 12.00-14.00 Biomedicum, Haartmaninkatu 4
Kumpula Campus
Tue 25.10.2016 11.00-13.00 Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2 Viikki Campus
Wed 26.10.2016 12.00-14.00 Building A, Latokartanonkaari 9

All are welcome!

Check out our other events during Open Access Week 2016:

Helsinki University Library opens its data for the general public

Helsinki University Library’s open data web service api.hulib.helsinki.fi offers the vast majority of the library’s data in easy-to-use JSON format. In addition to library catalog data, the service contains data of University of Helsinki disciplines and library opening hours. The APIs are documented in Swagger specifications.

Citizens and businesses can retrieve library’s data from the service for personal or commercial purposes. For example, we hope to see new mobile services based on our data. The service will be expanded and developed further in the future. We are planning to open data of Helda, as well as University’s research groups publication data through the service.

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The service was implemented by the Helsinki University Library’s application development group. Helsinki University Library has long been a pioneer in the application of information technology, but the current closed library system prevents the library catalog data from appearing in search engines such as Google. The current library system does not provide any tools for opening the data. The upcoming new library system should have built-in support for open APIs.