THE HISTORY OF LIBER 1971-2009
Innovation Through Co-operation: The History of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche 1971-2009, written by Professor Esko Häkli, President of LIBER 1995-1998.
Published by the Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen, was launched at the LIBER Annual Conference in Barcelona on 29 June 2011.
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LIBER, the principal association of research libraries in Europe, was founded in 1971, under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The driving force behind the new association was a small dedicated group of European librarians, whose goal was to give European research libraries, national and university, a distinctive and compelling voice in the international library community.
This book covers the years of the LIBER Association from 1971 to 2009 and documents a unique period in European history. After the sudden collapse of Communism the renewed contacts between librarians and the restored co-operation between research libraries across the whole of Europe led to the robust research network that is being built today.
The book also charts the information technology revolution in European research libraries and its profound effects on how libraries serve their users. In this process, LIBER has played an active role in encouraging and developing a strong network of research libraries across Europe and in fostering positive co-operation among European research libraries.
371 pages · ISBN 978 87 635 3791 9
Normalprice €50 · DKK 375 · $71
LIBER membership price €35 · DKK 260 · $50
Webshop price €40 · DKK 300 · $52
(August 2011 – conditions may change)