Libraries Day with Catherine Stihler MEP

Last week, LIBER hosted UK MEP Catherine Stihler at our ‘Meet the Libraries’ day at the National Library of The Netherlands. Catherine Stihler is a passionate advocate for libraries, regularly speaking out for her political group on the issues of copyright, accessibility and content mining. Bridging the policy and research community, Catherine is Vice Chair of…

EIFL and LIBER sign Memorandum of Understanding

LIBER has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with EIFL an international not-for-profit organisation that works with libraries in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The agreement signifies a new relationship between the two organisations. It will allow both LIBER and EIFL to enhance cooperation on important initiatives to the…

LIBER Releases Copyright Position Statement

LIBER, Europe’s largest network of research libraries, has set out its position on European copyright reform through a statement which prioritises three high-level principles. The principles are:   Copyright should foster, not hinder, innovation and competitiveness. Access to and use of publicly funded research should not be unduly restricted by copyright. Preservation of, and access…

LIBER welcomes European Commission copyright consultation as a first step towards meaningful changes that will support digital innovation

On foot of the closing of Licences for Europe the European Commission had announced the launch of a consultation and a review of the European Copyright framework. LIBER, Europe’s largest network of research libraries, welcomes the European Commission’s launch of a consultation on the copyright framework and calls on the Commission to look at how…

Workshop report from The Perfect Swell: defining the ideal conditions for the growth of text and data mining in Europe

The report from the stakeholder workshop on creating the right conditions for text and data mining in Europe is now available. Creating the right conditions for text and data mining in Europe is an important and pressing issue for stakeholders from both research and industry. LIBER, has taken the lead on this issue and, in…

“Licences for Europe – A Stakeholder Dialogue” text and data mining for scientific research purposes working group

Letter from participants in response to “Licences for Europe- A Stakeholder Dialogue” text and data mining for scientific research purposes workshop. The following is the letter sent by concerned participants in response to the “Licences for Europe- A Stakeholder Dialogue” workshop on text and data mining for scientific research purposes. Dear Commissioners Barnier, Geoghegan-Quinn, Kroes…