LIBER Alert | Research Library and Open Science News | September 11, 2019

Posted: 11-09-2019 Topics: Office News

This is the 21st LIBER Alert.

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  • Metrics Webinar Video: On 10 September, we discussed the topics of responsible metrics and openness in assessments of scholarly work during a webinar. Watch the recording
  • The Right to Read is the Right to Mine: Tell LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group and LACA about instances where you found Technical Protection Measures (TPMs) blocking text and data mining (TDM) of content. Take the survey
  • Advocate for Libraries and Research: Are you a research librarian working in Europe? If so, you have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape your national copyright legislation. LIBER urges you to get involved, and has produced a step-by-step guide to help. Learn more

Network & Open Science News

  • Citizen Science and Libraries: Waltzing Towards a Collaboration. Paper by Tiberius Ignat, Darlene Cavalier and Caroline Nickerson on current policies, recommendations, and practices from the US and Europe in support of libraries seeking to engage with citizen science. Read
  • Data Foundry: The National Library of Scotland’s new data collections website. Visit
  • Europeana Research Event Grants: Europeana is inviting proposals for organizing events that bring together cultural heritage professionals and researchers. Deadline: 31 October. Read more
  • European Open Science Policy Analysis: The latest version of the Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe has been published. SPARC Europe is inviting the user community to provide feedback on the report. Take the survey
  • TU Wien Academic Press Looking for Contractors: Contracts will be awarded for work packages to optimize the discoverability of book publications and to refine processes and standards in scientific monographs publishing. Deadline: 20 SeptemberRead more

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