LIBER Alert | Research Library and Open Science News | 17 July 2020

Posted: 17-07-2020 Topics: Office News

This is the 36th LIBER Alert.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in LIBER 2020 Online! Presentations and slides from the conference are available here.


  • New Executive Board Members: Congratulations to Cécile Swiatek and Dr Adam Sofronijevic! Read about our new Board members and other changes to LIBER’s leadership.
  • Job Openings: Join our team! We are looking for a Communications Manager and an Executive Assistant.
  • New Team Member: Welcome Iris Buunk, our new Community Engagement and Communications Officer. Read more

LIBER is launching an Innovative Peer Review Working Group. You are invited to join! We are looking for professionals working in LIBER libraries with expertise in peer review, publishing and editorial units or in helping to run advanced repositories. Library staff working on Open Science software, or those responsible for advancing Open Science in their institutions, are also welcome.






reCreating Europe

    • Joining Forces for Innovation: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, project coordinator of reCreating Europe, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Italian Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographical Information (ICCU), project leader of inDICEs – Measuring the impact of digital culture.

Network & Open Science News

  • Data Exchange White Paper: The German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures has released a statement on Designing Trusted Intermediaries for Data Exchange.
  • COUNTER Release 5 Survey: This COUNTER User Survey seeks input from libraries, consortia, intermediaries, and publishers about COUNTER Release 5.
  • CENL Webinars: On 22 and 29 October 2020, the Books and Audiences Network group is organizing two webinars for people interested in book and literature exhibitions and collections.
  • Open Content Activities in Libraries: Read this OCLC report cumulating the efforts from across the OCLC membership to answer the question “What is the status of open access and open content in libraries across the globe?”
  • RDM Feedback: Science Europe seeks feedback from RDM professionals in order to develop criteria for the evaluation of Data Management Plans.

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