Research Data Services in Europe’s Academic Research Libraries

Almost all of Europe’s academic research libraries are working collaboratively, within and outside of their institutions, to help ensure that the scientific data of today is curated properly, so it can be accessed, shared and reused by future generations. That is one conclusion from a recent survey on Research Data Services (RDS), carried out by a…

Update: LIBER’s New Metrics Working Group

LIBER recently established a Metrics Working Group, within the remit of the Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures Steering Committee. The members of the Working Group stem from a variety of research libraries and research institutions and are all considered experts in the field having extensively worked with or studied traditional as well as alternative (i.e.…

LIBER Launches Metrics Working Group

The Metrics Working Group, established under LIBER’s Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures Steering Committee, has officially started its activities. The primary focus of the Metrics Working Group is to exchange best practices that can be used to develop recommendations for the optimal use of metrics in libraries and information infrastructures. The Working Group would also…

Research Data Management Workshop Report (LIBER 2015)

A two-day workshop on Research Data Management in Libraries was held at LIBER’s 2015 Annual Conference. A report summarising the outcomes of the plenary discussions and the outbreak sessions is now available. The workshop targeted two core activity areas: The translation of institutional data management policies into research support services. The need to support researchers…

New Factsheet & Infographic on Libraries’ Role for Research Data

Research data management in libraries is a moving target and, at the same time, an area where libraries can step into a new leadership role. Libraries are engaging at institutional, national and international levels to promote new roles for libraries in research data (e.g. the Research Data Alliance and via several European projects). With a…

An Open and Community Driven Open Science Cloud

This week LIBER signed a joint statement together with several large European research infrastructures outlining a common vision for a European Open Science Cloud(OSC). This common vision is an essential starting point for the development of the Cloud and we hope that the plans for the development of the Cloud will take this into account.…

Workshop Report: Libraries and Research Data Management

In 2012, the LIBER working group on e‐Science formulated ‘Ten recommendations for libraries to get started with research data management’. This document has since become one of the most downloaded documents from the LIBER website. In order to breathe life into the recommendations, the Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructure Steering Committee collected 11 research data management case studies. What progress have research…

11 Case Studies Released on Research Data Management in Libraries

In July 2012, LIBER’s E-Science working group released ‘Ten recommendations for libraries to get started with research data management’. Since then, several libraries across Europe have started to build up or have expanded their capacities for research data management, typically combining e-infrastructure and support services. To further encourage libraries in continuing this process, LIBER’s Steering…

Major Repository Infrastructure Initiatives Agree To Align Their Networks

In a meeting in Rome on March 20-21, 2014 representatives from several major regional repository networks sat down to develop a strategy to better align their activities. The meeting brought together delegates from Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Latin America and the United States. As research becomes increasingly global, it is critical to create infrastructure that…

Reflections from the launch of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data

Today, the 22nd of January, the League of European Research Universities launched its Roadmap for Research Data in Brussels. The launch was attend by 50 representatives from LERU institutions, organisations working in open data, and the European Commission. Developed with the aim of helping to  plot a path for all European universities who wish to…

Library and repository communities join together to identify new competencies for academic librarians

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), and the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) are pleased to announce the launch of a Joint Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication. Rapid changes in technology and associated…