LIBER Replies to EC Consultation on Horizon 2020 “Science with and for Society”

LIBER has officially responded to the European Commission’s consultation on the Horizon 2020 programme ‘Science with and for Society’.  As described by the Commission, the programme aims to “build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science, and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility”. This includes objectives such…

Be Open to Open Science: Stakeholders Should Prepare for the Future, not Cling to the Past

On May 27 2016, EU Member States affirmed their commitment to accelerating the advancement of knowledge and boosting innovation and competitiveness in Europe by adopting Council Conclusions on the Transition Towards and Open Science System. We, the European and international library community, welcome this development and support a rapid transition towards Open Science as a high priority for us…

Improve Knowledge Discovery: Sign The Hague Declaration

We live in an age of possibility, often referred to as the era of Big Data. An astonishing 90% of data has been produced in the past two years and over 50 million scholarly articles currently exist. These academic papers alone are treasure troves of content, offering unprecedented opportunity for people to learn, discover and…

How Accessible Is Your Research? Interview With Nils-Lennart Johannesson

Nils-Lennart Johannesson is Professor of English Linguistics at Stockholm University and has worked with language and research since the 1970s. Nils-Lennart is an advocate of Open Access and encourages other researchers to make their research more accessible. He is also the chair of the editorial board of Stockholm English Studies at Stockholm University Press (SUP).…

From Services to Partnering: A New Strategy for OA Publishing in Utrecht University Library

Inge Werner has worked as Publishing Consultant for Utrecht University Library for the last five years and currently is a policy officer in the Library. In this guest post, she highlights why the library developed a new strategy for Open Access journal publishing. She discusses the expertise needed to successfully implement the service and run…

Interview With LIBER 2015 Keynote Speaker Dr Martin Paul Eve

At LIBER 2015, our upcoming Annual Conference, Dr Martin Paul Eve will feature as a keynote speaker. He is a Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, the author of Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future and a founder and co-director of the Open Library of Humanities. LIBER recently spoke to…