Open letter to STM

LIBER joins global coalition in calling on STM to withdraw their new model licences

LIBER has joined with a group of 58 signatories representing research institutions, civil society and publishers in calling on STM to withdraw their new model licences. In an open letter the group expressed their shared concern that these licences “would limit the use, reuse and exploitation of research. They would make it difficult, confusing or…

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…

Stakeholders representing the research sector, SMEs and open access publishers withdraw from Licences for Europe

LIBER, along with several other representatives from the research sector, has withdrawn from the Licences for Europe dialogue on text and data mining due to concerns about the scope, composition and transparency of the process. A letter of withdrawal has been sent to the Commissioners involved in Licenses for Europe explaining the reason that these…

“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…