Lautaro Julian Matas

Speaker: Lautaro Julian Matas, Executive and Technical Director, LA Referencia, Spain

He studied Computer Science at the University of Buenos Aires. Since 2002 is member of the Center for Studies on Science, Development and Higher Education (Centro REDES). He was part of the technical team of the Ibero-American Network of Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT). Between 2005 and 2011, he worked at the Argentine Center for Scientific and Technological Information (CAICYT-CONICET), oversaw the implementation and coordination of the SciELO Argentina project and later the development of software for the area of patents and strategic intelligence. Between 2009 and 2019 he was part of the technical team of the Ibero-American Observatory of Science, Technology and Society (CAEU/OEI), acting as Coordinator/Developer portal Intelligo, an open explorer of open access repositories and collections of invention patents based on natural language processing and data mining techniques.

Abstract: “LA Referencia: Latin American Network of Open Science Repositories”

The Federated Network of Institutional Repositories of Scientific Publications, or simply LA Referencia, is a Latin American network of Open Science repositories. Through its services, it supports national Open Science strategies in Latin America through a platform with interoperability standards, sharing and giving visibility to the scientific production generated in institutions of higher education and scientific research. The presentation will cover the present and future challenges and the opportunity of enhancing the collaboration between Latin America and Africa.