Lead in Changing Scholarship

This Working Group is part of Strategic Priority #2: Lead in Changing Scholarship.

Working Group News

LIBER’s Digital Collections Working Group, the DFG-Project “Future Publications in the Humanities” and DARIAH-EU organised a workshop Opening Up the Collection – Reuse & Publishing at the ELPUB Conference 2016. Read the feedback here.

Read more at: http://libereurope.eu/committees/reshaping/working-group-on-digital-collections/liber-digital-collections/

Working Group Aims
Publishing, managing and preserving digital collections is a challenge for every research library. Image by Nicola / CC-BY.

Providing, managing and preserving digital collections is a challenge for every research library. Image by Nicola / CC-BY.

This group aims to tackle questions which spring from modern library practices such as the acquisition of e-books and e-journals as licensed resources, and the need for new technical and organisational perspectives to manage large digital collections.

Specific questions include:

  • How do we understand collection and collection development in the digital age? What is the role of the research library, now and in the future?
  • Which digital items are considered as components of the digital collections: e-books, e-journals, multi-media material, born-digital items such as open access publications or software code, research data, and digitized materials?
  • What are the tasks and requirements that libraries have to meet in order to provide and to maintain digital collections? What partnerships, skills and competencies are required?
  • What are the benefits of digital collections for researchers and the advancement of science, for teaching purposes and the general public? What are the most effective ways of exposing digital collections of different types to these different audiences?

The working group will collect, analyse and communicate best practices and project activities to highlight the importance of digital collections for open science and scholarly communication.

Working Group Members