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…

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.…

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…