Anyone who’s attended a LIBER conference may have wondered why LIBER does not publish conference proceedings.
Some talks from the conferences have always been written down as papers, and later published in LIBER Quarterly, but these were spread over the various volumes and issues of the journal, and never covered all conference contributions. It is sometimes difficult to convince librarians, who do not suffer under the ‘Publish or Perish’ problem, to turn their PowerPoint presentation into a formal paper.
Now, thanks to new software, LIBER Quarterly has an alternative solution. We publish ‘Special Collections’ that join a number of previously published papers into a virtual collection, offering its own table of content with links to the original publications.
The first Special Collection is already available: Selected papers from LIBER’s 44th Annual Conference 2015 (London, England). More collections from other conferences will follow, and we intend to publish topical Special Collections.