The full programme for LIBER’s 2013 conference in Munich is now available, and you can book your spot at a special “early-bird” price until April 30th. The 3-day conference is one of the biggest events in the professional library calendar, drawing around 400 delegates each year. In 2013, the conference will bring together speakers, workshops and sessions…Details
The Commission has responded to the letter from stakeholders on the Licences4Europe text and data mining workshops. A response to the concerns about the Licences4Europe initiative on text and data mining outlined by representatives of researchers, science organisation, libraries and SMEs in an open letter addressed to the Commission on the 26th of February has been…Details
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…Details
The MedOANet (Mediterranean Open Access Network) project, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, released its Report on the National Open Access Workshops, organized in 2012 by the project partners, namely Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. The goal of the National Open Access workshops was to actively engage policy-makers and other key…Details
Friedel Grant has joined the LIBER team as our new Communications Officer. She will work to update and develop the LIBER website, to share our activities and achievements with our network members and the general public and to communicate the work of our European projects such as Europeana Newspapers and Europeana Cloud. Friedel previously…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
The results of a European-wide online survey assessing the preparedness of research libraries for economically-sustainable digital preservation is now available. This report presents the current state of digital preservation in European research libraries, it’s implementation, drivers, benefits, funding sources, and place in the strategy, mission and vision of organisations. It provides insight in to the use…Details
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…Details
“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…Details
The joint OpenAIRE/LIBER workshop plans to explore where the library sits in relation to supporting research data management, and what future expectations for libraries might be.
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