Proposed TDM Exception Remains Too Narrow

The European Commission’s proposed exception for Text and Data Mining remains too narrow and should be changed so that anyone with lawful access to content can use technology to read that content. In addition, the proposals should be modified so that scientists can ensure their results are reproducible and verifiable. This was the message which…

LIBER Endorses Jussieu Call For Open Science and Bibliodiversity

LIBER’s Executive Board has endorsed the Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity. The Call was drafted on the campus Jussieu in Paris by a French group comprising researchers and scientific publishing professionals working together in Open Access and Public Scientific Publishing task forces of BSN (Bibliothèque scientifique numérique, or Digital Scientific Library). It aims…

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…

LIBER Signs Open Letter Calling for a Revised Text and Data Mining (TDM) Exception

Twenty organisations, including LIBER, have signed an open letter to European lawmakers calling for changes to a proposed Text and Data Mining exception. Coordinated by the European Alliance for Research Excellence, the letter asks Members of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) in the European Parliament and Deputy Permanent Representatives of the 28 Member States to…

Copyright Reform: Help Us Ensure an Effective TDM Exception!

Research libraries are closely watching the European Commission’s current work to reform copyright legislation because libraries and their users will be directly impacted by any changes to the law. Particularly interesting for libraries is a proposed new exception for Text and Data Mining (TDM) but numerous issues related to this potential exception still need to…

Dear LIBER 2017 Delegates, Speakers and Organisers: Thank You!

This letter of thanks comes from LIBER President, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen. On behalf of LIBER’s Executive Board, I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our 2017 Annual Conference. Over 300 of you cleared your schedules and travelled considerable distances to join us in Patras, Greece. It was a pleasure to welcome you…

LIBER Endorses the European Open Science Cloud Declaration

LIBER has endorsed the principles of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Declaration on Open Science and believes that its 400+ research library members across Europe have a strong role to play in enabling Open Science. Download our full statement on the EOSC Declaration (PDF), or read it below. *** LIBER, the Association of European…

LIBER Signs Open Letter To Halt Potentially Harmful Copyright Reform

LIBER has signed an open letter directed at the EU’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), in an attempt to stop recent EU copyright reform developments which threaten Open Access and Open Science. In the letter, LIBER and 14 other organisations express particular alarm at the potential impact of Article 11, which relates to Ancillary Copyright, and Article…

Open Access: Five Principles for Negotiations with Publishers

LIBER, Europe’s leading association of research libraries, presents Five Principles for libraries to use when conducting Open Access negotiations with publishers. The principles are based on the experiences of LIBER libraries in the past two years, and aim to guide libraries and consortia as they shift from a reader-pays model (subscription licensing) to an author-pays…