LIBER and ADBU release joint report and toolkit on Open Science Services within Research Libraries
LIBER and ADBU (Association des directeurs et personnels de direction des bibliothèques universitaires et de la documentation) have released a joint report on FAIR Research Data Management (RDM) and Open Access (OA) support services within libraries. The report – entitled Open Science Services by Research Libraries: Organisational Perspectives – is the result of a study examining libraries with developed RDM and OA services, to understand the stages involved in their creation and the key competencies that are required. An accompanying Toolkit has also been created to encourage an acceleration of the adoption of RDM and OA services.
The study is part of an ongoing collaboration between LIBER and ADBU to improve Open Science services across Europe.
Aim of the Study
Many research libraries in Europe deliver Open Science services in the field of RDM and OA. However, it is estimated that up to half of European research libraries deliver only limited services in these domains. LIBER and ADBU conducted a study to understand the organisational structures and competences needed to create, and sustain, these services.
As part of the study, a Toolkit has been created to encourage an acceleration of the adoption of RDM and OA services in research libraries throughout Europe.