Agnès Ponsati

Agnès Ponsati holds a degree in Hispanic Philology (University of Barcelona) and a Diploma in Librarianship and Documentation from the same university.

Since 1994 she has been head of CSIC Unit of Information Resources for Research till August 2017. From September 2017 Director of the Division of Processes and Digital Services at Spanish National Library till November 20018. Since then she is back to the former position at CSIC.

Previously she worked at the Technical Department of Barcelona’s University Library (1987-1990) and as automation manager at Catalonian CSIC libraries branch (1990-1993).

 The CSIC’s Unit manages the most important scientific library networks in Spain.

Specialist in automated library systems in distributed networks and in management and coordination of library services and collections at research hybrid-digital libraries. Responsible for the set up of CSIC Virtual Library and the management of the digital collections and all technological supporting tools. She’s been involved in promoting OA among CSIC scientific community through CSIC Institutional Repository Digital. CSIC as a useful initiative to re-situate scientific libraries within the scholarly workflow.

She has published papers on technical management of library systems and collections in distributed environments and management of library services in the context of scientific and research libraries.  She has taken part in several national and European projects on automation of document collections, catalogue conversion systems, bibliographic protocols, meta-search engines and reuse of heritage collections by applying new technologies. She also has a wide expertise in publishing negotiations and licensing digital contents and has been member of several publishers’ library advisory boards (ELSEVIER, SPRINGER, WILEY, IOP, BRILL, Taylor and Francis). Lately she has been involved in the achievement of several transformative agreements carried out by the CSIC. She is a member of the Open Science Technical Commission created by the Ministry of Science and Research (2019) and in the CRUE-CSIC commission for the negotiation of the Publishing and Reading agreements (Elsevier, Springer, ACS Wiley).

She is also member of the SCOAP3 Global Council representing the Spanish library consortia’ and member of the LIBER executive Board (2017) and SPARC Europe executive Board (2018).