LIBER Alert | Research Library and Open Science News | 19 May 2020

Posted: 19-05-2020 Topics: Office News

This is the 34th LIBER Alert.

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The LIBER 2020 ONLINE programme is live. Select your favourite sessions and keep your diary free. Registration will open on Monday 25 May.

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  • Copyright: Want to better support researchers undertaking TDM? Check this report from our Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group.
  • Linked Open Data: Has your library published data in a linked and open format? Our Linked Open Data Working Group is looking for case studies to feature in an upcoming best-practices document, and at a LIBER 2020 ONLINE workshop.
  • SSO Recommendations: Improve remote access to online library resources by giving feedback on these 10 Implementation Principles for SSO (drafted by the FIM4L Working Group).
  • Open Science Skills: An Open Science Skills visualization from our Digital Skills Working Group identifies the skills and knowledge needed to practice Open Science effectively.



  • Citizen Science At Universities: Trends, Guidelines and Recommendations — 10 June, 1500 CEST — Four speakers will talk about current Citizen Science trends at universities. They will outline a template for a Citizen Science Single Contact Point which your institution could start developing and give a glimpse of the upcoming Research Librarian’s Guide to Citizen Science. Register

Watch recent webinars from LIBER, and from the SSHOC and reCreating Europe projects.

Network & Open Science News

  • OA & OS Infrastructure Survey: This survey will help Invest in Open InfrastructureSCOSS, and current and future funders understand what digital European OA & OS Infrastructures (OSIs) exist, who they serve and how, and how open and sustainable this infrastructure is. Take the survey
  • Data Quality Position Paper: The German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures examines current challenges for data quality and makes recommendations for libraries, archives and other organisations with a high interest in Data Quality standards. Read more


  • LIBER Executive Board: Interested in LIBER’s work? Have ideas for shaping our future strategic priorities? We’re looking for two people to serve on our Executive Board.
  • LIBER Quarterly: We are seeking a new Managing Editor for LIBER Quarterly, our peer-reviewed Open Access journal. Are you passionate about sharing knowledge with the research library community? Would you like to gain experience as a journal editor while expanding your network? Please consider applying for this voluntary role.

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