Kick-off Workshop for LIBER’s Newest Working Group Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities (DH) is the field of research where the humanities and computer science meet, and scholars work on research using large collections of digital/digitised content and computer programs. Academic libraries can play a vital role in DH projects as content providers, experts and networking partners, and many are already doing so. LIBER recently launched a…

Conference Highlights from LIBER 2017 in Patras, Greece

LIBER’s 46th Annual Conference in Patras, Greece brought together over 300 research library professionals from 33 countries, and stimulated discussions on critical topics such as copyright reform, open science and the future of scholarly communication. In addition to the highlights below, you are welcome to browse through all of the presentations, videos, photos and #liber2017…

Valentino Cavalli Joins LIBER as EU Open Science Projects Officer

LIBER is pleased to welcome Valentino Cavalli to the team as our EU Open Science Projects Officer. Valentino will be responsible for the management of projects addressing Open Science, Scholarly Communication and Research Data Management issues, including Research Infrastructures, starting with EUDAT and the EOSCPilot. His duties primarily concern the development and implementation of stakeholder…

Developing a Value-Based Metrics Framework for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Challenge For too long, a large and growing battery of metrics are being applied in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) that are based on the practices of more scientifically oriented scholarship or on simply what is possible for our technologies to measure. The collective challenge and responsibility of evaluators, especially within an HSS…

Copyright Reform For Education: LIBER Gives The Library View

Last week, MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE) hosted a debate focusing on copyright reform for education and LIBER’s Copyright Working Group was there to speak on the needs of research libraries within this context. The one day seminar, which was organised by Communia, looked at the type of copyright exception which is needed to support 21st…

LIBER Executive Board Nominations: Voting Process

At LIBER’s 2017 Annual Conference, two new members will be appointed to the Executive Board. Four candidates were nominated. They are: Dr Søren Bertil Fabricius Dorch, University Library of Southern Denmark, Denmark Proposer: Mr Wilhelm Widmark, Stockholm University Library, Sweden (Nomination Form) Dr Anna Maria Wałek, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland Proposer: Professor Janusz Smulko,…

LIBER and OCLC Research Launch Collaborative Information Management Study

LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and OCLC Research are launching a collaborative project to explore the adoption and integration of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in European research information management (RIM) infrastructures. The project will complement and extend previous research institution-scale implementations of RIM in European institutions. It will provide university and research library leaders with useful…

LIBER Journees 2017 directors, speakers, facilitators and organisers

Transforming Library Leadership: LIBER Journées 2017

From the perspective of the Chair of the LIBER Leadership and Workforce Development Working Group, the second LIBER Journées programme was a successful and enjoyable occasion. Nineteen Library Directors were present from 13 different countries. Seven eminent speakers from Europe, USA and Asia presented and many of them took part in the whole three-day event. The…