Birgit Schmidt

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Dr Birgit Schmidt

Professional Title: Other (please specify)
Other: Scientific Manager / Project Coordinator

Primary domain: electronic publishing, research data

Organization name: University of Goettingen / State and University Library

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Goettingen - Germany

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Dr Birgit Schmidt coordinates international and national projects and initiatives in the Electronic Publishing unit at Göttingen State and University Library, with a focus on policies, infrastructures and training supporting the implementation of open access and open science. She serves as Scientific Secretary and working group co-chair in LIBER’s Steering Committee on Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures. She contributes to several committees, e.g. the Belmont Forum's working group on Open Data and Knowledge Exchange's Open Access Experts Group. Previously, she acted as Scientific Manager of the European OpenAIRE project (2009-2012) and as Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). She has a background in Mathematics and Philosophy, and a postgraduate degree in Library and Information Science.