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4th International Open Data Conference
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Eva Mendez

Maredata Thematic Network / Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Associate professor
Title proposal: Are scientific and research data public sector information. Aren't they?


I am a faculty member in the Library and Information Science (LIS) department in the University Carlos III of Madrid. My field of expertise is Metadata, Open Access and LOD (Linked Open Data) in the big realm of Digital Libraries, Repositories and oder information infrastructures. I also serve as Deputy Vice President for Strategy and Digital Education at my University, in charge of projects around the academic library, MOOCs, and openness. I have published more than 75 works (papers, reports, and other research outcomes). I was European Union Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (2005-06) and I have been serving as independent expert of the European Commission for the evaluation and review of EU projects regarding Digital Libraries, Open Access and Open Science (Science in Society). I am very much interested in Open data and in the management of Research Data, as well as all the information policies and education of data scientist, data librarians, etc. but also in all the interoperability issues related with Vocabularies and Metadata to make Open Science a reality. I am member of the OpenAire2020 Advisory Board from 2015 and of the DCMI Advisory Board from 2005. And from May 2016 I am nomitated member of the EU Open Science Policy Platform. I believe in Openness as an attitude to change the world and I am in love with the (Social) Web as something that has already changed the world.