Registration is now open for this year’s Annual Conference, to be held in Helsinki, Finland from 29 June to 1 July.
As the main network for research libraries in Europe, our Annual Conference is one of the most important yearly gatherings for research library professionals to network and share information and ideas with one another. Early-bird registration fees for LIBER 2016 are available until 30 April (register here).
Libraries Opening Paths to Knowledge
The theme of this year’s conference is Libraries Opening Paths to Knowledge.
Our keynote speakers are:
- Mia Ridge, Digital Curator at the British Library
- Peter Leonard, director of the Digital Humanities Lab, Yale University Library
- Barbara Ryan, director of Group on Earth Observations
- Ralf Schimmer, Head of Scientific Information Provision at the Max Planck Digital Library
- Riitta Maijala, executive director, DVM., PhD, professor in the Academy of Finland
Areas of discussion during the conference will include:
- Content and Processes – Working ever more closely with researchers throughout the research life cycle to encourage and help them to open up their research process and to make both their outputs and methodologies available during and beyond the life of a research project, libraries are moving from curation to creation and workflows.
- Services – Engaging in user-led development of services, and a trend towards the creation of shared services as well as developing new methods and opportunities for user engagement.
- Legal & Ethical – Keeping abreast of emerging legislative developments and considering how to act responsibly to address ethical issues in making data open. Opening up new pathways to knowledge and knowledge creation can also have legal and ethical implications related to copyright and data protection.
- Space & Experimentation – Rethinking library spaces (physical and virtual) to open up opportunities for experimentation and the visualisation of data, and leveraging e-infrastructure to support collaboration and sharing across borders and disciplines.