What our supporting members say
We joined Open Knowledge Maps as a Supporting Member because it is an innovative tool for literature search and we are eager to support the further development of Open Knowledge Maps.
Dr. David Johann, Head of Group Knowledge Management, ETH Library, ETH Zurich
Open Knowledge Maps is a considerable reinforcement in the areas of open science & open access, which are central to our research services.
Dr. Andrea Hacker, Open Access and Bern Open Publishing (BOP), University Library Bern
Open Knowledge Maps is one of these initiatives we consider to be a visionary innovator in the field of discovery in open spaces.
Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann, Director, ZBW
We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Open Knowledge Maps.
We share the common goal of enhancing the visibility of research results beyond disciplinary boundaries and thus contributing to knowledge generation.
Mag. Beate Guba, MSc., Library Director, TU Wien Bibliothek
Open Knowledge Maps opens up science in a unique way to researchers as well as to practitioners and the public.
Mag. Patrick Lehner, Director OIS Center, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft
As a longstanding innovator in digital
librarianship, we are proud to support one of the most forward-thinking open infrastructures in scholarly communication.
Mag. Dr. Ulrike Krießmann, Head of Library and Archive, Graz University of Technology
We deem it absolutely critical to support innovative and visionary infrastructures such as arXiv, the DOAJ, OLH and now Open Knowledge Maps. We are delighted to be able to contribute to Open Knowledge Maps' sustainability, and, thusly, to its long-term independence.
HR Mag. Brigitte Kromp, Head of Central Library for Physics and Chemistry, Vienna University Library
As a truly open discovery tool, Open Knowledge Maps revolutionize the way scientific knowledge can be revealed.
Dr. Xenia van Edig, Senior Business Development, Copernicus Publications
The work done by Open Knowledge Maps resonates with Frontiers' mission to make science open and available freely to everyone. We are committed to supporting organizations that develop innovative knowledge tools offering better insight into the research published by the scientific community.
Frederick Fenter, Ph.D., Chief Executive Editor, Frontiers
We are delighted to support Open Knowledge Maps and we believe that OKMaps is presenting an ambitious and attainable set of goals which make open access materials widely discoverable for library patrons.
Dr. Bertil F. Dorch, Director at University Library of Southern Denmark
On the one side the Open Science movement has increased the accessibility of academic knowledge, but on the other hand there is a discoverability crisis that in a lot of cases negatively affects Scholarly Communication. Open Knowledge Maps intends to close this gap and that's why it deserves to be supported with our best efforts.
Mag. MSc. Andreas Ferus, Interim Library Director, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Die Angewandte shares and supports the core principles of Open Knowledge Maps in particular with regards to open science, user-centred design, and open source.
Dr. Florian Bettel, Senior Scientist at the Department of Cultural Studies, die Angewandte
As a picture is worth a thousand words, the Open Knowledge Maps are probably the best way to discover new scientific knowledge. There is no way we could have missed such a great opportunity!
Laurent Gobat, Head of academic information and libraries, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
The University of Lausanne considers knowledge to be a public good. It intends to make it available to society in order to address the major issues of our time in all their complexity. Open Knowledge Maps is the perfect opportunity to enhance the way we communicate and broadcast the knowledge generated at our institution with the world.
Dr. Micaela Crespo, Open Access Coordinator UNIL, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
We're happy to join Open Knowledge Maps to give researchers and the interested public more possibilities to explore research results in a new, innovative way. Looking forward to sharing these possibilities in our new research platform based on DSpace soon.
Ruedi Lindegger, Group leader of Research Services, Vice President's Board Research & Faculty, University of St. Gallen
We believe in making knowledge accessible to the public and in supporting research and education to the very best of our abilities. Our aim is to offer a multitude of possibilities to explore and experience our vast collections to cater to different user needs and preferences. We are therefore very much looking forward to supporting and working with Open Knowledge Maps to help develop and build new and innovative ways to discover open online publications and resources.
Frank Scholze, Director General, German National Library
As a fellow infrastructure builder, we're excited to join Open Knowledge Maps to support the development of more open, sustainable tools that help push the boundaries of what open science means beyond the status quo.
Travis Rich, Executive Director, Knowledge Futures
At the Austrian Library Network, we share Open Knowledge Maps’ commitment to support and empower researchers and library users in finding, exploring, discovering and structuring the most relevant sources for their work. As a cataloguing and discovery systems provider and central library network agency, we enable institutions and librarians in providing services required to achieve this shared goal. In this capacity, it is an honour to support Open Knowledge Maps in their mission to provide innovative and exciting ways of navigating research and sharing knowledge.
Mag. Wolfgang Hamedinger, Managing Director, Austrian Library Network and Service Ltd (OBVSG)
KU Leuven Libraries is devoted to stimulating the development of non-profit and community-led open science initiatives. We support a growing number of sustainable and equitable open scholarship infrastructures through the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access. Our support of Open Knowledge Maps fits perfectly with this mission as we believe in the need for a non-profit approach to explore and discover scientific knowledge.
Laura Mesotten, Process Manager Research and Open Scholarship, KU Leuven Libraries
We became a Supporting Member of Open Knowledge Maps to support an open and cutting-edge visual search engine for scientific information. Supporting Open Knowledge Maps is part of our commitment towards Open Science.
Guilaine Baud-Vittoz, Head of Services for Education and Research, EPFL Library, EPFL
Paywalls may prove challenging when searching for scholarly publications. Yet another challenge is selecting a publication out of the thousands that may appear in the search results, especially for those outside of academia. Therefore, the KB, National Library of the Netherlands, is happy to officially support Open Knowledge Maps and is eager to explore how to better serve its community together with OKMaps.
Astrid van Wesenbeeck, Open Science Advisor, KB
By supporting OKMaps the FWF is expanding its involvement in strengthening publication and research information systems. The FWF is committed to supporting open infrastructures as well as a broad range of open systems, which falls in line with the values of OKMaps.
Falk Reckling, Head of the FWF Department Strategy – Policy, Evaluation, Analysis
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to information sharing and transparency. We believe that published research resulting from our funding should be promptly and broadly disseminated.
Ashley Farley, Program Officer, Knowledge & Research Services team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
By subscribing to Open Knowledge Maps, we adhere to its mission of making it easier for people to discover and access both research and educational open information. We are convinced that this can help to improve the visibility and impact of our researchers and teachers.
Prof. Yves Deville, Senior Advisor to the President for the digital university and Open Science of UCLouvain
The societies’ primary purpose is to conduct biological and natural research, and to make this accessible to everyone through publication, education, and its museums. Today, its purpose is more important than ever, due to a global increase in both interest and curiosity which leaves many biological questions to be answered, such as those regarding climate change and the conservation of our planet. Therefore we are happy to support Open Knowledge Maps in order to jointly further strengthen the system of ‘Open Science’ in the future.
Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner, Director General, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
We strive to give our researchers, and the teams who work alongside them, truly useful data and information about their open research outputs; we want them to be able to see this in a way which maximises its visual impact and could help them to identify future collaborative partners. Open Knowledge Maps provides the perfect platform for this, and their ethos and approach aligns with our own commitment to open research and bringing research to wider communities.
Bill Ayres, Strategic Lead for Research Data Management &
Scott Taylor, Head of the Office for Open Research, The University of Manchester Library