This page features past EU-funded projects in which LIBER has participated.
AAA Study was based on a contract awarded by the European Commission to look into AAA (authentication, authorisation and accounting) platforms and services for scientific data/information resources. The targeted actors in the study were the research and education communities, information service providers (data centres, libraries) and e-Infrastructure/technology providers. The final report was published in September 2012.
APARSEN (Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network) is a 4 year project which aimed to overcome fragmentation in research and development in digital preservation by bringing together major European players to combine and integrate these efforts into a shared programme of work, thereby creating a pre-eminent virtual research centre in digital preservation in Europe.
The Europeana Cloud project changed the way of sending data to the Europeana portal. It delivered an efficient solution to storing, sharing and providing access to the digital cultural heritage content brought together by Europeana.
This benefited Europeana’s data providers and aggregators to Europeana by reducing costs; not only in managing IT services but also in sharing and managing data. Europeana Cloud also acted as a platform for third-party services, drawing on data in the Cloud to support different uses in the creative industries, research and other fields.
LIBER’s role in Europeana Cloud was mainly in the dissemination and networking tasks. LIBER helped extensively to update and maintain the website, to communicate activity via social media and to present the project at external events.
Europeana Libraries was an important development project which delivered metadata for 5,000,000 digital objects from several LIBER member institutions into the Europeana portal.
The project also investigated the indexing of full-text and constructed a Best Practice Network, bringing together LIBER, CENL, CERL and Europeana.
Europeana Newspapers is aggregating and refining newspapers for The European Library and Europeana. Each library participating in the project will distribute digitised newspapers and full-texts free of any legal restrictions to Europeana.There will be a special focus on newspapers published during the First World War, thus providing a meaningful addition to the resources aggregated by the current Europeana Collections 1914-1918 project.
In addition, the project addresses challenges particularly linked with digitised newspapers such as the use of OCR, OLR/article segmentation and named entity recognition (NER) refinement methods.
Europeana Travel was a two-year project which digitised some 4,000 maps, 16,000 images and 20,000 texts and submitted them to the Europeana portal. It also strengthened collaboration between CENL and LIBER and delivered an aggregation service. This tool enabled LIBER-member institutions to aggregate their materials for inclusion in Europeana.
The FOSTER project aimed to help and encourage researchers, librarians and other stakeholders in the European Research Area (ERA) to adopt open access and open science as part of their daily workflow.
Open Access and Open Science principles are an essential part of knowledge creation and sharing. They directly support the researchers need for greater impact, optimum dissemination of research, while also enabling the engagement of citizen scientists and society at large on societal challenges. With a focus on young researchers and the people who train them, FOSTER helps various stakeholders to build Open Access/Science procedures into their daily working lives. This is achieved through both face to face training and via e-learning activities.
LEARN (LEaders Activating Research Networks) raised awareness of research data management and policy issues to institutions. It produced Toolkit of best RDM practices, including a model RDM policy, and held a number of events to bring attention to the issues faced by those trying to successfully work on issues related to RDM.
MedOANet identified and mapped existing strategies, structures and policies of Open Access in six countries of the Mediterranean area (Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Turkey) into an online ‘Mediterranean Open Access Tracker’. Within this project, LIBER focused on strategic networking and on providing a pan-European perspective both in terms of mapping policies, strategies and structures and with regards to implementing Open Access policies.
ODE (Opportunities for Data Exchange) produced several useful reports on the role of libraries in data sharing, data citation, and linking data to publications and embarked on two key fact-finding missions. The first was the identification of success stories, near-misses and honorable failures in data sharing in a few selected disciplines. A second key activity was the analysis of the interplay between scholarly communication today and data. This project finished in November 2012.
The PASTEUR4OA project developed and/or reinforced Open Access strategies and policies at national level and facilitated their coordination among all Member States. For this purpose a network of centres of expertise – the Knowledge Net – was built. The PASTEUR4OA project also developed a thorough analysis of current Open Access policies and their effectiveness. This analysis was shared with key national policymakers, namely funders and research institution officials, to help them implement Open Access policies in line with the Commission’s recommendations and Horizon 2020 policies. The project ran until July 2016.
ReCODE stands for Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe.
It is a project which will leverage existing networks, communities and projects to address challenges within the open access, data dissemination and preservation sector and produce policy recommendations for open access to research data based on existing good practice.
RECODE will provide a space for European stakeholders interested in open access to research data to work together to provide common solutions to existing issues. It will provide over-arching recommendations for a policy framework to support open access to European research data.