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…

Video: LIBER’s Work To Reshape The Research Library

What is the future of the research library and how can LIBER help shape that future? That question was recently addressed by Izaskun Lacunza, executive director of LIBER, and Wilhelm Widmark, director of Stockholm University Library and member of LIBER’s executive board. The talk took place at Biblioteksdagarna 2013, a library conference hosted by the Swedish…

Library Leadership Programme: Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for LIBER’s library Leadership Programme: a unique opportunity for library directors to empower themselves as key figures in the process of reshaping the research library. Participants in the 2½ day course will have the opportunity to develop tools that expand their capabilities, to debate with peers and to explore possible solutions to the challenges…

New LIBER Programme for Library Leaders: ‘Library Leadership, Strategy and Change’

LIBER is very pleased to announce the launch of its new Leadership Programme. This new LIBER Director’s Programme will focus on the empowerment of current leaders as key figures in the process of reshaping the research libraries. A key strategic priority for LIBER is to support its members in their efforts to reshape their research…

Emerging leaders International development programme for the leaders of tomorrow’s libraries

LIBER is happy to announce the launch of the second LIBER international leadership development programme. The second LIBER international leadership development programme will be launched with a high level seminar for the next generation of senior leaders in European Research libraries. The LIBER leadership programme is aimed at “emerging leaders”, people who are already in…

Making Out-of-Commerce Works Available in EU Member States

An opportunity for the LIBER members to get assistance with Out-of-Commerce Works Digitization projects   LIBER is one of the signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out key principles on the digitisation and making available of Out-of-Commerce Works (OOC) by publicly accessible libraries and similar institutions in the European Union (read a summary…

Day 1 of UNESCO Memory of the World in the digital age: digitisation and preservation

The UNESCO Memory of the World in the digital age conference opened in Vancouver on Wednesday the 26th of September. Here is my run down of day 1 of the conference. Aimed at exploring the main issues affecting the preservation of digital documentary heritage, in order to develop strategies that will contribute to the protection…