Opening Up the Research Life Cycle

Lead organiser of the conference Opening Up the Research Life Cycle: Innovative Methods for Op Science of the H2020 OpenUp project, for the University of Amsterdam.

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melanie producing a video and screen shot video

Executive producer of several short films/videos, like conference videos for the Open Science Fair 2017 and 2019, regular interviews for the OpenAIRE project, a series of videos for the Dutch Science Week, and the series ‘The National Library in one Minute’.

LIBER Europe

collage liber work

Head of International Projects at LIBER, the European Association of Research Libraries.

Responsible for the overall management of LIBER’s EU project portfolio (six to nine projects simultaneously). Line manager for a team of six. Co writing project proposals, reports, organising workshops, online campaigns, presenting the projects outcomes at several events.

Projects included (non extensive list):
EOSC Pilot The European Open Science Cloud for Research Pilot
FOSTER Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research
EUDAT The Platform to Store, Access and Reuse Research Data
FutureTDM Improving Uptake of Text and Data Mining in the EU
OpenAIRE Building New Services for More Open Scholarly Communication
OpenMinTeD Paving the Way for Mining Open Science
PASTEUR4OA Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research

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EU Presidency Open Science Cafes

the cards designed for the open science cafe

Concept development of an open science playing cards concept to kick-start a dialog between 300+ attendees, from researchers to members of the European Parliament, for the Dutch EU Presidency Open Science Conference in 2016.

National Library of the Netherlands

books in storage and screenshot website

Senior Project Manager Innovation & Development

Responsible for setting up library projects according to MSP/Prince II principles. Timely deliverance of the agreed project outcomes, management of multiple project teams, planning, coordination of tasks in a complex environment. Projects included the digitisation of periodicals and the migration of vast amounts of data.

Occasional research for the KB board of directors and adviser for the corporate communications department.

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