Iva Melinščak Zlodi
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Iva Melinščak Zlodi is a scholarly communication and e-resources librarian at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, responsible for institutional repository development, support in electronic publishing (for the books and journals published by the Faculty), providing electronic resources, information literacy education, and bibliometric monitoring of research output. She manages the development of the institutional repository ODRAZ (https://repozitorij.ffzg.unizg.hr/) and the Faculty’s open access book platform FF Open Press (https://openbooks.ffzg.unizg.hr). Apart from that, she is institutional contact point for OPERAS and DARIAH research infrastructures. Other roles and memberships include: member of the Dabar – Digital Academic Archives and Repositories (Croatian network of institutional repositories) Steering Committee since 2015; Hrčak – Portal of Scientific Journals of Croatia Project team and Advisory board member (until 2019) and a member of the recent Working Group for drafting a proposal of the National plan and policies for open science (within the Croatian Open Science Cloud HR-OOZ Initiative). In 2021, Iva joined the Board of Directors of SPARC Europe. She was involved in the OPERAS-P project in the past and will participate in the future DIAMAS project (Developing Institutional open Access publishing Models to Advance Scholarly communication) as well as in the new SPARC Europe project on rights retention and open licensing under the Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21) programme.
The landscape of scholarly book publishing in Croatia: finding pathways for sustainable open access models
Even though open access to scholarly works is globally recognized today as a goal to be achieved as soon as possible, it is far clearer how to achieve this for journals than for books. Even organizations firmly oriented towards open access to all results of publicly funded research, such as Coalition S, acknowledge the complexity […]