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…

OpenAIRE, LIBER and COAR make recommendations for EC Open Data Pilot

The European Commission is developing an Open Data Pilot. This pilot will look at research data generated in projects funded under the Horizon 2020 framework, with the aim of stimulating the data-sharing culture among researchers and facilitating both the re-use of information and data-driven science. As organisations with a strong interest in Open Data, OpenAIRE,…

LIBER and LERU participate in EC consultation on Open Research Data

The European Commission is developing an Open Data Pilot, which aims to stimulate the data-sharing culture among researchers and the re-use of information. Paul Ayris, President of LIBER, attended a key meeting about the pilot in Brussels. In this statement, he explains the relevance of this Open Data Pilot for research libraries. I recently attended…

“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…