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…

Text and Data Mining in History

Joris van Eijnatten is professor of cultural history at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He has a fascination for numbers that not many historians have. Last year he was the research fellow for digital humanities at the National Library of The Netherlands, where he applied text and data mining to study the image people have of Europe based on newspapers. I interviewed him about text and data mining in humanities, his work and his personal romance with numbers.

Report: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable Open Access Publishing Market in Europe”

Last week, the project OpenAIRE published the report “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the Open Access Market and Policy Environment.” LIBER commissioned Research Consulting to undertake this study in October, as part of our work for the project. The report (pdf) is accompanied by an Annex (pdf) which contains the…