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…

Open Science Policy Platform, OSPP: What is it? What does it Do?

As part of LIBER’s work to advance Open Science, we are one of 25 stakeholders sitting on the European Commission’s high-level Expert Group to provide advice about the development and implementation of open science policies in Europe. The term of the OSPP is 2016–2018, and its work is organised around eight action areas that the European…

Webinar Video: Are the FAIR Data Guidelines Really Fair?

The FAIR Data Principles are a hot topic in research data management. Their adoption within the H2020 funding programme means researchers now have to pay much more attention to how their share, publish and archive their data. Recently LIBER held a Webinar on this topic, with Alastair Dunning of TU Delft as our guest speaker.…

Update from LIBER’s Metrics Working Group

The following is an update from the Metrics Working Group chairs, Isabella Peters and Sarah Coombs. LIBER’s Metrics Working Group, launched in 2016, is now in full swing and has recently had its first article accepted for publication by Digital Library Perspectives. The article is a critical discussion of the Leiden Manifesto for libraries already engaged…

Webinar Video: 23 Things About Research Data Management

Our recent webinar, 23 Things About Research Data Management, focused on a set of free, online resources and tools aimed at changing how you manage research data.

A recording of the webinar is now available, for anyone who couldn’t attend in person. Information about future webinars can be found on the LIBER website.

Webinar Video: Research Data Services Survey

If your library is looking for insights on how to manage research data, along with an overview of how libraries across Europe are gearing up to handle increasing volumes of data, then this recording of a recent LIBER Webinar may be of interest. Based on the 2016 LIBER-DataONE survey on Research Data Services in Europe, the…

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…

Research Data Services Survey: Your Questions Answered

Last week, LIBER held a webinar on Research Data Services (RDS) in Europe’s academic research libraries. Internationally renowned researcher Professor Carol Tenopir presented the key findings of a recent LIBER-DataONE survey on RDS, and Birgit Schmidt and Rob Grim from LIBER’s Working Group on Scientific Information Infrastructures moderated the lively discussion and questions from attendees.…