Text and Data Mining Researchers present Studies at JCDL workshop

On 22-23 June 2016, OpenMinTeD organised its third stakeholder workshop at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in Newark, just outside of New York City.

The International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications featured speakers from OpenMinTeD, as well as speakers who presented their text and data mining research results. LIBER being the lead on the dissemination and stakeholder engagement activities of the OpenMinTeD project, helped organise the workshop.

Highlights of LIBER 2016

LIBER’s 2016 Annual Conference in Helsinki, Finland was our biggest yet, with 541 registered delegates and over 40 speakers. How do you summarise three days of intense discussions, inspiring talks, and of course plenty of networking during the lively social events? It’s a tall order but we’ve selected a few highlights. For more information on the conference,…

A Glimpse into the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) & Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Meeting

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) met in Vancouver from 24 to 28 April 2016. The two North American associations have a joint meeting every five years, so the meeting this year with almost 200 members present was much bigger than typical spring meetings. Both bodies also…

Libraries Day with Catherine Stihler MEP

Last week, LIBER hosted UK MEP Catherine Stihler at our ‘Meet the Libraries’ day at the National Library of The Netherlands. Catherine Stihler is a passionate advocate for libraries, regularly speaking out for her political group on the issues of copyright, accessibility and content mining. Bridging the policy and research community, Catherine is Vice Chair of…

Improve Knowledge Discovery: Sign The Hague Declaration

We live in an age of possibility, often referred to as the era of Big Data. An astonishing 90% of data has been produced in the past two years and over 50 million scholarly articles currently exist. These academic papers alone are treasure troves of content, offering unprecedented opportunity for people to learn, discover and…

Text and Data Mining: Challenges and solutions from the publishers’ perspective

On 11 November, OpenMinTeD (a project in which LIBER participates) and Europeana organised a workshop titled ‘Text and Data Mining in Europe: Challenges and Action’. The goal of the workshop was to bring together content providers (publishers, data centers, museums and libraries) who are open to making their data available for Text and Data Mining (TDM).…

Seeking contributors to the AARC project

We are seeking LIBER members willing to contribute to the EC funded project AARC (Authentication and Authorization for Research and Collaboration), in which LIBER is an active partner, representing the research libraries community. AARC aims to develop an integrated cross-discipline authentication and authorization framework, built on existing and on production federated infrastructures. With that aim,…

From Berlin to The Hague: Research Communities Setting Standards for Policy Reform in the Digital Age

Today marks the anniversary of the Berlin Declaration. It has been twelve years since the creation of this ground-breaking document, which recognised that ‘in order to realise the vision of a global and accessible representation of knowledge, the future Web has to be sustainable, interactive, and transparent’. It signified an awakening to access to information…