LIBER 2018 To Open With Launch of France’s National Open Science Plan
The importance of Open Science for the future of academia and society as a whole will be underlined this week when France launches its national plan for Open Science at LIBER Europe’s 47th Annual Conference, being held at the University of Lille (4-6 July).
The French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, will present France’s plan to activate Open Science in Wednesday’s opening address to the conference, which will be attended by 440 global research library professionals.
LIBER is committed to using its role as Europe’s largest research library network to advocate for Open Science, and to enable its network of 400+ research libraries in 41 countries to do more in this field.
[dt_quote type=”pullquote” layout=”right” font_size=”big” size=”3″]Libraries are essential to ensuring that Open Science is integrated into the daily work of all research organisations, and LIBER is dedicated to helping our libraries develop the tools and services needed to maximise the potential of Open Science. -Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, LIBER President[/dt_quote]
Open Science is embedded in LIBER’s 2018-2022 Strategy, is at the heart of this year’s conference theme Research Libraries as an Open Science Hub: from Strategy to Action, and is examined in detail in LIBER’s new Open Science Roadmap — a document offering practical guidance to research libraries which want to expand their Open Science activities.
“Open Science is critical if we are to make science more collaborative, reproducible, transparent and impactful, and this is now being recognised to an extraordinary degree not only by France but also by the European Commission,” said Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, President of LIBER and Director of Library Network Services at the National Library of Finland (NLF).
“Libraries are essential to ensuring that Open Science is integrated into the daily work of all research organisations, and LIBER is dedicated to helping our libraries develop the tools and services needed to maximise the potential of Open Science.”
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