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,…

OpenAIRE Workshop: On the Road Towards a Sustainable Open Access Publishing Market

On April 20th, 2017, LIBER will host the closing workshop of the OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot. During the workshop, the organisers will present the preliminary results of the different activities undertaken during the two year pilot: a comprehensive overview of all statistical data resulting from the project, an overview of best practices…

Impact and Sustainability: Panel at the PREFORMA Innovation workshop

On March 7 LIBER’s EU Project Manager Melanie Imming will chair a panel at the Innovation Workshop of the PREFORMA Project in Padua. The PREFORMA project works on one of the main challenges memory institutions are facing nowadays: the long-term preservation of digital data. This issue is also important for LIBER’s community. LIBER has therefore…