The LIBER Executive Board is very pleased to announce that, following its recent recruitment for a new Executive Director and interviews held in The Hague on 1 June 2017, Ms Astrid Verheusen has been appointed as LIBER Executive Director. Ms Verheusen was appointed to the post of LIBER Interim Executive Director on 15 March 2017,…Details
After the success of the initial FOSTER project on open science training, we are happy to announce that the followup-project, FOSTER Plus, kicked off on the 22nd of May. Twenty people from 11 different institutions came together in Guimarães, Portugal, to discuss a wide range of topics and ensure a smooth start. The main goal…Details
LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and OCLC Research are launching a collaborative project to explore the adoption and integration of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in European research information management (RIM) infrastructures. The project will complement and extend previous research institution-scale implementations of RIM in European institutions. It will provide university and research library leaders with useful…Details
From the perspective of the Chair of the LIBER Leadership and Workforce Development Working Group, the second LIBER Journées programme was a successful and enjoyable occasion. Nineteen Library Directors were present from 13 different countries. Seven eminent speakers from Europe, USA and Asia presented and many of them took part in the whole three-day event. The…Details
The closing date for nominations for appointments to the LIBER Executive Board at the Meeting of Participants in Patras is Thursday 22 June 2017. Appointments will take place at the LIBER 2017 Annual Conference later this month. Nominations are invited for two vacancies on the LIBER Executive Board. LIBER welcomes nominations from all parts of…Details
25 years ago, when Laurents Sesink was still a history student, his thesis on political internal relations included a lot of reading and tally marks. Back then he already thought “There must be a better way to do this”, so he built a database and started to get into informatics and digitisation. Now he is…Details
Our recent webinar, A Data Citation Roadmap for Scholarly Data Repositories, looked at a practical roadmap to help scholarly data repositories implement data citation in accordance with the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles.
A recording of the webinar is now available. Information about future webinars can be found on the LIBER website.
The FutureTDM project, in which LIBER is a partner, will shortly hold its final event in Salzburg, Austria on 13 June. With EU copyright reform now in progress, this final Symposium will bring together policy makers and stakeholder groups to share FutureTDM’s findings, its first expert driven policy recommendations and practitioner guidelines to help increase…Details
LIBER has signed an open letter urging European lawmakers to put EU copyright reform back on track. The letter was sent to Ministers attending the Competitiveness Council, European Parliament Rapporteur MEP Therese Comodini Cachia and her colleagues. It has so far been backed by more than 60 civil society and trade associations, including publishers, journalists, libraries, scientific and research institutions,…Details
LIBER’s Working Group on Scientific Information Infrastructures is collaborating with Helmholtz to run two editions of an Open Science Webinar in June. Join us to hear how research institutions in Australia are maximising the value of their research data assets and for a discussion about how to create value from open data.Details
On April 26th and 27th the Workshop “Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing: Accelerators and Obstacles to the Open Access Transition” has been organised in Antwerp, Belgium by Science Europe in collaboration with LIBER and the European University Association. Aim of this Workshop was to bring together various experts to discuss and challenge…Details
In 2016 the Danish government decided to merge the two biggest Danish research libraries: the Royal Library in Copenhagen and the State and University Library in Aarhus. This resulted in the creation of the new Royal Danish Library (RDL) which serves as Denmark’s national library, the university library for Aarhus University, Copenhagen University and Roskilde University,…Details