The Story Behind LIBER’s Five Principles for Open Access Negotiations With Publishers

LIBER recently published Five Principles for libraries to use when conducting Open Access negotiations with publishers. These principles are meant to be understood as a minimum requirement when libraries or consortia have to negotiate new licensing deals, and the aim of the Principles is to create more opportunities to publish Open Access material. The Principles were…

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…

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…

Workshop on Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing

On April 26th and 27th the Workshop “Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing: Accelerators and Obstacles to the Open Access Transition” has been organised in Antwerp, Belgium by Science Europe in collaboration with LIBER and the European University Association. Aim of this Workshop was to bring together various experts to discuss and challenge…