Reflections from the launch of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data

Today, the 22nd of January, the League of European Research Universities launched its Roadmap for Research Data in Brussels. The launch was attend by 50 representatives from LERU institutions, organisations working in open data, and the European Commission. Developed with the aim of helping to  plot a path for all European universities who wish to…

Library and repository communities join together to identify new competencies for academic librarians

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), and the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) are pleased to announce the launch of a Joint Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication. Rapid changes in technology and associated…

Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures Workshop at LIBER2013

At LIBER’s 2013 conference, our steering committee on Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures held a workshop that looked at the current state of Open Access policies across Europe and offered strategies for getting started in Research Data Management (RDM). The first part of the session focused on New Horizons For Open Access Policies in Europe. It…

International UDC seminar 2013

The next International UDC Seminar entitled “Classification & Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge” will take place in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, on 24-25 October 2013. The objective of this conference is to explore cutting edge advances and techniques in the visualization of knowledge across various fields of application and their potential impact on developments…

iConference 2014 Berlin, Germany

The ninth annual iConference will take place 4-7 March, 2014, at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Its program is administered by the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen. The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around…

OAI8 publishes its programme

The OAI8 Workshop in Geneva, 19-21 June 2013 publishes its Programme, focused in Current Developments in Scholarly Communications such as Technical Developments, Metrics, Semantic Indexing, Research Data, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Gold Open Access Infrastructures. The OAI8 Workshop on Current Developments in Scholarly Communication is taking place in the University of Geneva and…

OAI8 publishes its programme

The OAI8 Workshop in Geneva, 19-21 June 2013 publishes its Programme, focused in Current Developments in Scholarly Communications such as Technical Developments, Metrics, Semantic Indexing, Research Data, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Gold Open Access Infrastructures.   The OAI8 Workshop on Current Developments in Scholarly Communication is taking place in the University of Geneva…

LIBER/COAR/OpenAIRE joint response to EC Research Data e-Infrastructures Framework

LIBER, COAR and Open AIRE  strongly support the development of an open, interoperable e-infrastructure for scientific data through the engagement of the relevant actors, including libraries and repositories supporting researchers in their scientific endeavour. This framework for action is highly relevant, both for the success of data driven science and also the uptake and impact of…

Launch of the Research Data Alliance: time to engage at a global level

The Research Data Alliance (RDA), an organisation which aims to accelerate and facilitate research data sharing and exchange, was launched in Gothenburg during a three date event from the 3rd to the 5th of March. Commissioner Neelie Kroes opened the RDA launch event with a speech heralding “a new era of open science”. Commissioner Kroes welcomes the…

Joint OpenAIRE/LIBER workshop on data, Ghent (Belgium), 28 May 2013

“Dealing with data- what’s the role for the library?” The workshop will explore where the library sits in relation to supporting research data management, and what future expectations for libraries might be. This free workshop will take place in Ghent (Belgium) on 28 May and will explore the role of different stakeholders in issues such as…

Scholarship programmes to attend the LIBER Annual Conference

The Bavarian State Chancellery and the Bi-International, the standing committee at the German National Association of Library and Information Associations Bibliothek & Information Deutschland (BID), offer scholarship programmes for delegates to attend the Conference.

You can read more on the requirements to apply for the scholarships here.

LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open Data

14 December 2012 sees the launch of two statements from the League of European Research Universities on Open Access and Open Data – see http://www.leru.org/index.php/public/news/leru-launches-statements-on-open-access/. The 1-leaf fliers are concise statements, signed off by the LERU Rectors in their recent Assembly, which state the views of all LERU Universities on the importance of Open Access…