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 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…

LIBER Signs Open Letter on EU Copyright Reform

LIBER has signed an open letter urging European lawmakers to put EU copyright reform back on track. The letter was sent to Ministers attending the Competitiveness Council, European Parliament Rapporteur MEP Therese Comodini Cachia and her colleagues. It has so far been backed by more than 60 civil society and trade associations, including publishers, journalists, libraries, scientific and research institutions,…

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…

LIBER’s 2016 Strategy Report: Highlights & Achievements

LIBER worked hard in 2016 to serve our network of 400+ libraries, consortia and organisations across Europe. The highlights of our year are laid out in the infographic below, and include the following key figures: 139 Volunteers on our Executive Board, Steering Committees, Working Groups, Fora and Conference Programme Committee. 112 trips to conferences, workshops and…

New Partnerships With CLARIN ERIC, DARIAH

LIBER has signed two new Memoranda of Understanding, with CLARIN ERIC and with DARIAH-EU. Both organisations serve humanities scholars. CLARIN stands for “Common Language Resources and Technology lnfrastructure”. CLARIN is a research infrastructure that was initiated from the vision that all digital language resources and tools, from Europe and beyond, are accessible through a single…

Registration Open for LIBER 2017

Early Bird Registration has been extended to 14 May. Register now for the best rates! *** Registration is now open for LIBER’s 2017 Annual Conference, 5-7 July 2017 in Patras, Greece. Special ‘early-bird’ booking fees (€280 for LIBER members) are available until April 30th. Organised by the Library & Information Center of the University of Patras,…