Maria Francisca Abad García. She received her PHDin medicine from the University of Valencia and herMaster Degree in Information Studies, from the University of Sheffield (England). She is Professorin the area of Information and Library Science at the Department of History of Science and Documentation (Valencia University) Her current research interests relate to the process of scientific communication, open access and evaluation of scientific production.
Her current areas of teaching are related to the useand development of information sources, the process of scientific communication and research methodology and open access in the degree ofMedicine and Dentistry, and in the grade ofinformation and documentation, as well as inpostgraduate courses.
Ernest Abadal Full Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Library and Information Science (University of Barcelona). He has published several papers and books on technology in information science, scientific communication and open access. Editor of "BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació", member of the advisory board and reviewer of several academic journals. Main researcher of the project “Open Access to Science in Spain” (Spanish R+D Plan) and coordinator of the research group “Culture and Digital Contents”. More information: http://bd.ub.edu/pub/abadal/en
Lluís Anglada i de Ferrer My first degree is in librarianship, my second in Philosophy. Now, I’m the director of the Catalan Academic Library Consortium (a unit of the Catalan Consortium for Academic Services). Formerly I was the library director of the Catalonia Technical University (1989-1998). I’m the Spanish coordinator the OA working group (Education and Universities Ministry). I’ve been active in different professional associations and committees at Catalan and Spanish level. I’m member of the LIBER Executive Board and of the Organizing Committee of the European meetings of the ICOLC. I also am member of the Library Advisory Board of Nature Publishing Group and Wiley. I’m writing a blog about cooperation and technology in libraries and coordinating another one that summarizes library technical reports. [top] 
Jordi Ardanuy is a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Barcelona.  His main research interests relate to the analysis of the collaboration, production and scientific evaluation, especially in the areas of social sciences and humanities. He is scientific editor of the jounal BID: Textos universitaris de Biblioteconomia i Documentació. [top]

Tomàs Baiget defines himself as a professional networker. He has created and/or works in various projects, like the scientific journal El profesional de la informaciónIweTel and Incyt (Indicators of Science and Technology) mailing lists, Grupo de Análisis sobre Estrategia y Prospectiva de la Información (Thinkepi) think tank –that produces the yearbook Anuario ThinkEPIExpertos en el Tratamiento de la Información (EXIT) directory, and the international Conference Calidad de revistas en ciencias sociales y humanidades (Crecs). He is worldwide content responsible of E-LIS repository, fouder of International Registry of Authors-Links to Identify Scientists (IraLIS) and founder of the Quotes & Jokes blog. He is profesor at Master Online de Documentación Digital, of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and participates frequently in courses and conferences. His research lines are: scholarly communication, networking, open access, future of information profession and information market. baiget@gmail.com [top]

Ángel Borrego is senior lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science at the  University of Barcelona where he teach several a courses on scientific information and research methods in LIS. His research deals with statistics of use of scientific electronic resources, how researchers manage information for research purposes, data sharing and the use social media in research settings. He has also conducted research on journals evaluation and participated in bibliometric studies on gender differences in research productivity.  [top]

France BouthillierShe received her Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Toronto and her MLIS degree from the Université de Montréal. She has received funding to conduct research on public library services, the information needs of small businesses, the design of information services for the business community, and on the use of information technology by competitive and strategic intelligence practitioners. Her current teaching areas relate to the role of information in society, competitive intelligence, and research paradigms in the field of information studies. [top]

Lluís Codina is professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He teaches in the School of Communication at Levels of Journalism and Communication Studies . He is coordinator of the Master in Social Communication ( MUCS ) of the Department of Communication. Part of the academic staff and teaches also in the University Masters Online Digital Documentation and Search Engine, Institute of Continuing Education (IDEC). [top]

Lynn Silipigni Connaway Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Research. She leads the User Behavior and Synthesis Activities at OCLC Research and is the Chair of the ALA ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee. Lynn held the Chair of Excellence position at the Departmento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación at the Universidad Carlos III de Madridand collaborated with the faculty on user-centered research. [top] 


Gobinda Chowdhury is a Professor of Information Science, Head of the iSchool@ northumbria, and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England. His current research interests include sustainability of information focusing particularly on the social and environmental sustainability of digital information systems and services that cut across a number of core information science research areas like information interactions, usability and user-centred design. [top]

Clara Chu is Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Library and Information Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She specializes in the sociocultural study of information use and practices, and systems that influence access and collective memory. She is 2014/15 President of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and 2013-15 Division IV Chair, Professional Committee & Governing Board Member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). [top]
Blaise Cronin is Rudy Professor Emeritus of Information Science at Indiana University, Honorary Professor at City University London and Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University. From 1985-1991 he was Professor of Information Science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He has published extensively in the areas of scientometrics, bibliometrics, citation analysis and scholarly communication. [top]

Roderic Guigó. I obtained my phD from the Universitat de Barcelona in late 1988. I worked at the Department of Statistics in the School of Biology. We worked in the development of mathematical and computer models in Population Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology. After finishing my phD thesis, I went to the Molecular Biology Computer Research Resource at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (Harvard University). During these years, I was involved in several projects in the field of sequence analysis: gene identification, automatic knowledge extraction from biosequence databases, protein sequence pattern analysis, and molecular evolution. Since year 2005 I am coordinating the Bioinformatics and Genomics program of the Centre de Regualció Genòmica in Barcelona. [top]


Elke Greifender is a Juniorprofessor at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany. Before joining Berlin in 2014, she worked as assistant professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science at the University of Copenhagen and studied in Berlin and Paris. She is editor of Library Hi Tech, Emerald Group Publishing Limited and was general program chair of the iConference2013. She researches information behavior in users' natural habitats using remote methods such as online screen sharing interviewing and remote usability testing. [top]

Hazel Hall is Director of the Centre for Social Informatics within the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. Hall’s main research expertise and teaching interests lie in information sharing in online environments within the context of knowledge management.Hall serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Information Science, and the Panel Advisory Board of the Research Council’s UK’s Digital Economy Programme. [top]

Serap Kurbanoglu received her PhD in Information Studies from Sheffield University, United Kingdom. She is a professor and the chair of the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, publishing and lecturing on systems analysis, project management, green libraries as well as information literacy and lifelong learning. She has numerous publications mainly on information literacy. She is the national coordinator and the organizer of the UNESCO “Training the Trainers in Information Literacy” workshop held in Ankara in 2008. She is the chair of EUCLID (The European Association for Library and Information Education and Research). She is co-founder and co-organizer of ECIL (European Conference on Information Literacy). [top]

Judith Licea Ayala es Maestra en Biblioteconomía por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Magister in Scientia Bibliothecaria por la University of Wales (Gran Bretaña)y Doctor of Philosophy por la University of Strathclyde (Gran Bretaña). Es especialista en bibliometría,  comunicación científica y alfabetización en información, líneas de estudio a las que corresponden sus publicaciones, los cursos impartidos, así como participaciones como ponente en reuniones académicasen México y en el extranjero. Ha dirigido las bibliotecas del Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas de la Universidad Nacional  y  de la Unión de Universidades de América Latina; ha sido Coordinadora de bibliotecas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y de la Biblioteca Nacional de México. [top]

Alexandre López-Borrull. He is Lecturer in the Information and Communication Sciences Faculty at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), where he is part of the Comission of the Information and Documentation Degree. He got his BSc in Information Science at UOC (2003). His thesis (2004) had two main scopes, Chemistry and Information Science. His interests are based on information sources and their evolution due to the ICTs and the Internet, including electronic journals, open access and legal aspects of digital information. [top]

Candela Ollé. I have degree in Journalism (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and the PhD in Information Science (University of Barcelona). Lecturer at Information and Communication Sciences Faculty at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) where I teach courses on information science and communication media. My research interests focus on scientists' information behaviour in the electronic environment, use of scientific electronic resources, information management for research purposes, bibliometric studies on gender differences in research productivity and open access to science. [top]

Virginia Ortiz-Repiso is Associate Professor (1996) and Chair of the Department of Library and Information Science at Carlos III University of Madrid. She has been involved in the Bologna Process at a national and international level. Her main interests, as a researcher and professor, are in areas related to managing technology in Digital Libraries and searching and retrieving information in electronic environments. [top]

Giovanni Solimine is Full Professor in Library and Information Science (Librarianship – Library Management) at Sapienza University of Rome and Senior Research Fellow at Sapienza School for Advanced Studies.He has played and plays many roles in the University of Rome (President of Sapienza Library System, Dean of postgraduate School for Archivists and Librarians, Dean of Department of LIS) and in the professional field (President of Italian Library Association AIB, librarian and library director in state libraries, editor in chief of italian journals of library and information science). He was invited to hold seminars and lectures in universities and scientific institutions in Italy and abroad (Argentina, Germany, UK, France, Czech Republic, Peru, Spain, United States, Sweden, Switzerland). Skills and competences: Comparative Librarianship, Library management and planning, Quality and quantity assessment of library services, Digital libraries, digital reference and digital services, Measurement and evaluation of library services, Information literacy, Evaluation of humanities and social science research.  [top]

Jesús Tramullas. Associate Professor, Department of Library & Information Science (Univ. of Zaragoza). Phd inPhilosophy (History). Master in Computer Management(IDE / CESEM). He has directed and developed severalfunded research projects on information management in organizations. He has beenleaderof the Thematic Network on Digital Documentation (Ministry of Science and Technology, (2004-2007)), director of Digital Information Workshops Summer Courses (Univ. of Zaragoza, 2001-2007), and coordinator of studies of master and doctorate (2004-2012). Senior member of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)and International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). Member of Drupal Association and Wikimedia ES. Lecturer and speaker at conferences, courses and seminars. His research interest relates to software tools, content management, information behavior, and Wikipedia. Google Scholar [top]

Cristóbal Urbano is a senior lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Barcelona where he teaches courses on information resources and services, collection development and web analytics. His research interests focus on information seeking behaviour, use of e-resources metrics and journal evaluation. He has been the project leader of MIAR . He works as well in the area of international cooperation for development of libraries. [top]

Pertti Vakkari is a professor of information studies at the School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland. His research interests include information seeking, task-based information searching, fiction searching, methodologies for evaluating interactive information retrieval, and the outcomes of public libraries. His work has appeared in the proceedings of numerous conferences, in edited monographs and journals such as Information Processing & Management and JASIST. He received in 2012 ASIS&T SIGUSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior. [top]

Sirje Virkus is a Professor of Information Science at the Institute of Information Studies (IIS) at Tallinn University. She has an extensive experience working with educational innovation and research in the higher education sector in Estonia. Her research interests are focused on the development of information-related competencies, ICT innovation in education and internationalisation.She has written more than 150 research publications. [top]

Terry Weech is an Associate Professor and at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois. His research interests include collection development, library systems and networks, library administration, economics of information, government information resources, and library education with a special focus on education for digital librarianship. Internationally he has lectured in more than twenty countries. [top]