LIBER Alert | Research Library and Open Science News | 5 June 2020

Posted: 05-06-2020 Topics: Office News

This is the 35th LIBER Alert.

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Registration for LIBER 2020 ONLINE is open! See the sessions and register.



  • 2019-2020 Annual Report: Read about our achievements in the past 12 months in our newly released Annual Report.


  • FIM4L: The Chair of LIBER’s FIM4L Working Group presented the group’s work on federated authentication with SSO to a United Nations Working Group.
  • 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.
  • 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 here.

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

Network & Open Science News

  • UNESCO Open Science Consultation: UNESCO is developing a Recommendation on Open Science and has asked LIBER to help gather the opinions of research libraries. Please take the survey.


  • 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.
  • Data Stewardship Coordinator at TU Delft. See vacancy.

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