DEFF Conference 2018

DEFF conference 2018 is a 2-day conference aimed at members of the DEFF Consortium and invited publishers and producers of databases, e-books, e-reference works and online journals. 

The conference will take place at Crowne Plaza in Copenhagen on April 19-20, 2018. 

The programme includes keynote speakers, a number of publisher presentations together with break-out sessions. DEFF will host a conference dinner Thursday evening.

The event will be announced to members of the DEFF Consortium, librarians from Danish academic and higher educational libraries together with high school level libraries.

We expect about 200 participants from the DEFF institutions.

Prices at DEFF Conference 2018

  • The price for a stand is 1000 EUR. – A table with 2 chairs centrally located at the conference
  • If your company will be represented by more than 2 persons, the price for additional staff will be 200 EUR per person
  • DEFF will choose and facilitate lightning talks from the exhibitors. Please indicate if you are interested in conducting a lightning talk. 


Registration for exhibitors is closed.

All participating publishers will receive an email with practical information and an invoice, few weeks before the conference starts

For any other questions please contact


 (Preliminary programme, changes may occur)

Thursday April 19th

8:30-9:00 Registration and breakfast

9:30-10:00 Welcome speech by Børge Obel, head of DEFF steering committee

10:15-12:15 GAEB annual meeting 2018

10:15-11:00 5-minute lightning talks 

Moderator: Dyveke Sijm, DEFF secretariat

11:15-12:00 LISA DEFF license administrative system - now with user statistics - by Daniel Brandorff, DEFF secretariat.

11:15-12:00 Easy user access to Open Access content using OA-button and unpaywall by chief consultant Kasper Løvschall, AU


13:00-14:00 Key-note: Information Literacy Misconceptions by Professor Lisa Hinchliffe, University Library at the University of Illinois 

14:00-14:30 Coffee and exhibitions

14:30-15:00  Experiences from the DEFF-project: "Digital literacy: from concept into practice" by Aino Gunstrup, assistant professor and coordinator of digital literacy, Gladsaxe High School - and High School-teacher Anika Trumulis, Rødovre High School

15:30-17:00  Workshop for the project "Feasability study, digital libraries in high schools"
by consultant Peter Vesterheden

15:30-16:15 Key-note: What is going on in research data management internationally? By Rachel Bruce, Director open science and research lifecycle, JISC

16:15-17:00 Coffee and exhibitions

17:00-17:45 Karen Marie Lillelund on communication

18:00-21:00 Conference dinner


Friday April 20th

8:30-9:00 Registration and breakfast

9:00-10:00 Key-note and discussion: The role of libraries in the Open Science landscape by Dr Paul Ayris  og Dr Tiberius Ignat

The purpose of this presentation is to draw a roadmap to show how libraries can engage in the Open Science agenda. It will do this by examining a number of key issues. First, it looks at the scope of Open Science and identifies three major shifts in practice. It draws an idealised work flow for the research process and maps certain key elements of Open Science to that work flow. It then looks at individual subject themes: Open Access, Research Data Management, the European Open Science Cloud, and Citizen Science. These areas have been chosen because they form key elements of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform definition of Open Science, and because these are areas where LERU (League of European Research Universities) has written advice papers or contributed to reports. The authors end by drawing a number of conclusions on the role that libraries can assume in the brave new world of Open Science.

10:15-12:00 LEAP meeting

10:15-11:00 LISA DEFF license administrative system - now with user statistics - by Daniel Brandorff, DEFF secretariat.

10:15-11:00 Library systems and personal data by lawyer Jacob Georg Naur

10:15-11:00 Experiences from the DEFF-project: "Co-creation: students as co-producers in developing library learning products" by project manager Karen Harbo, AU Library.

11:15-12:00 Lightning talks

with Moderator librarian Mette G. Hansen

11:15-12:00 DEFF's organisation of license negotiations and service concept of the the DEFF secretariat, by Dyveke Sijm, DEFF Secretariat.

11:15-12:00 KE- Knowledge Exchange co-operation and the Danish research institutions, by Christian Hagen Thomasen, DEFF secretariat.

11:15-12:00 Experiences from the DEFF-project "Permanent access and access to withdrawals" by Annette Wergeland Schneider, DTU

11:30-12:00 Experiences from the DEFF-project: "Common webpages on copyright" by Information specialist Rasmus Rindom Riise, and information consultant
Kasper Bøgh Pedersen


13:00-14:00 Lightning talks

Moderator deputy director Per Lindblad Johansen, the royal Danish Library

13:00-13:45 The latest research on digital teaching media and analog as well as digital learning strategies by Assistant Professor and PhD Rikke Toft Nørgaard

13:45-14:15 Coffee and exhibitions

14:15-15:00 Cyber security at research- and educational libraries by experts in cyber-crime Bo Holst-Christensen and Henrik Tange, DTU

Siden er sidst opdateret: 20.02.2018


Hotel booking at Crowne Plaza Copenhagen

For hotel booking click here. The price for 1 night is – 1065 kr.(approx 143 EUR). This special price is only valid until March 19th.

Booking link and price is valid from check-in date April 18 and check-out date April 21.

If you need to book dates other than the mentioned, please contact the hotel.

For any other questions please contact

Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriets logo
  • DEFF
  • Agency for Culture and Palaces
  • H.C. Andersens Boulevard 2
  • 1553 Copenhagen V
  • Tel: +45 3373 3373
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  • VAT No.: 34072191
  • EAN No.: 5798000793248

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