Joanie Lavoie, Érudit, Canada

  “Érudit is a consortium of peer-reviewed journals from Canada, partnered with Canadian libraries on Open Access initiatives to demonstrate how you can get out of the customer/vendor between publishers and libraries and move towards greater collaboration. At the LIBER conference it was so interesting to hear all the librarians reacting and asking questions, building a…

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Sarah Currant, Reader Services Librarian, British Film Institute

“The BFI has a very healthy attitude to digitisation and making its collections as acessible as possible; we have three national collections, and are partly funded by government. We currently have an open-access free reading room in central London, but we’d like to be able to make our collections more broadly available to more people…

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Sarah Jones, Digital Curation Centre

  “My involvement with LIBER has just come by chance, through conferences I’ve been at, or through European-funded projects that we’ve been on. The main issue for DCC is Research Data Management, and for me it’s around Data Management Planning. Libraries play a key role in helping researchers, because they’re already managing their data, but all…

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Paulo Budroni, Archive Services, Vienna University Library

“I am the managing director of a project called e-Infrastructures Austria, creating a network of the research community in Austria. We are working with LIBER on a European project called LEARN, which is the implementation of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data Management. What I want to say is, come to this institution [the LIBER…

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Louise Tripp & Masud Khokhar, Lancaster University

“MASUD: We joined LIBER a year ago because they’re doing innovative work in copyright and text mining initiatives, on Open Science in general, research data management and open access. We wanted to look beyond the institutional processes  to see how we can collaborate more widely, both nationally and internationally. LIBER seemed like the right platform…

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“I have been a Humanities researcher and educator, and working for LIBER has given me a valuable insight into the infrastructures that support and sustain cultures of research, and which cultivate and preserve knowledge for future generations.” – Dan North, Project Officer, LIBER, The Hague, Netherlands

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Monica Ward, Canadian Research Knowledge Network

  “The main work that we do is negotiating electronic content licenses, making sure that users can do everything that they want with the content that we license on their behalf. We’re doing a lot of work on Open Access, to push that forward as much as we can. I’m familiar with what’s going on…

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Charlie Leppington, Library Services, Imperial College London

“LIBER is a network where research libraries and other parties interested in scholarly communications come together. Open Access is an issue of particular interest for us, because it’s such a change in terms of moving away from subscriptions, from the traditional library roles towards Open Access, and also what that means for librarians and where…

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Heli Kokkinen & Jukka Rantasaari, Turku University Library

“JUKKA: Open Science, Open Data and Open Access to publications are the most widely discussed topics at the moment. We are beginning to develop all of these areas in our university. We have changed the structure of our library’s organisation, and moulded our services so that they are supporting the needs of our strategists, researchers…

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Lucie Guibault, University of Amsterdam

“The LIBER membership is very useful for pushing big issues like copyright law, my specialty, but also for research communities. In the absence of full Open Access and good licensing deals with big publishers, the membership also offers good community exchange and positioning of all the universities that are members in pushing for copyright reform…

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“What LIBER has made clear to me is that it is so good to have a colleague network abroad. In the past, I’ve had answers within an hour from colleagues all over Europe when I had a question, a problem, or wanted to know how to organize something. LIBER is the only place that is so all-European.” -Sylvia van Peteghem, Chief Librarian, Ghent University Library, Belgium

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Sofie Wennström, Analyst, Stockholm University Library

“We have several people in management from our library who are involved in LIBER communities, in copyright and communications, for example. LIBER gives us an international connection. I come from a rather small country comparatively, and we really need an international perspective on what we do. Research today is truly global and sometimes we need help to…

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Nancy Pontika, Aggregation Project Officer, CORE

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“LIBER is an international organisation. People can find information on the LIBER website that is valuable, it has quality, it is trustworthy. The other important component is LIBER’s network of crucial stakeholders of all kinds, and it’s so nice to have such a big network right at your door.”

Renaldas Gudauskas, Director General, National Library of Lithuania

“Big Data Management, cloud computing, research data, research libraries, information policy; these things are all interrelated and interconnected. In Lithuania we are trying to make, from our national libraries, real intellectual libraries which are based on data management. That’s why LIBER is so important to us. It’s a major organisation related to academic competencies which…

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