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…

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…