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…

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 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…

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,…

Workshop Report: Skills for Supporting Research Data Management

Libraries across Europe are rolling out research support services, including for Research Data Management (RDM), and helping libraries to play a key role in this field is essential to one of LIBER’s core strategic objectives: Enabling Open Science. To discuss current developments and initiatives in this field, our Scholarly Communications & Research Infrastructures Steering Committee…