LIBER Alert | Research Library & Open Science News | February 21, 2019

Posted: 21-02-2019 Topics: Office News

This is the ninth LIBER Alert.

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  • 2019 Annual Conference: Registration opens on 5 March. This promises to be an exciting and popular event so mark your calendars and register early. Confirmed keynote speakers include Richard Ovenden, head of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford and Astrid Söderbergh Widding, President of Stockholm University. The full conference programme will be published in March.
  • EOSC Ethics & Skills Webinar: Register for this joint LIBER – EOSCpilot webinar, which will examine the EOSC recommendations in relation to ethics issues and skills. Learn more
  • Data Repository Survey: Librarians, repository managers and technical staff are invited to take part. Participate
  • Digital Humanities Survey: Are you working at a LIBER library with a digital collection? If so, please take our survey on digital collections and the activities libraries undertake around them. Learn more

Network & Open Science News

  • Big Deals: EUA releases preview of Big Deals survey report. Read
  • Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Things: The results of a FAIR Data & Software Global Sprint have been published. Download
  • Data Stewardship #1: High-level plans for TU Delft’s data stewardship project in 2019 are outlined in this blog post. Read
  • Data Stewardship #2: The ZonMw funded project Towards a community-endorsed data steward profession description for Life Science research created a Zenodo Community with the intermediate outcomes of the project. The first deliverable – a matrix, that may function as the basis for a common job description of a data steward – is available. Download
  • Irish Digital Scholarship Landscape: The Consortium of National and University Libraries (CONUL) Research Group has released the results of a survey of Irish research libraries and institutions aimed at better understanding how digital scholarship services are structured. Read
  • VU Library Live Podcast: This talkshow looks at new developments in academia and discusses what support and advice the university library can provide. Listen
  • Researcher Engagement Survey: Participate in a “Researcher Engagement with data management: what works?” survey from the Research Data Alliance. Take the survey

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