One of LIBER’s key objectives for 2017 is to work with the European Parliament towards European copyright reforms that support research and innovation. With this in mind, LIBER was pleased to be invited to speak to the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) on 22 March 2017. Maria Rehbinder, University of the Arts Helsinki and…Details
Last week, the project OpenAIRE published the report “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the Open Access Market and Policy Environment.” LIBER commissioned Research Consulting to undertake this study in October, as part of our work for the project. The report (pdf) is accompanied by an Annex (pdf) which contains the…Details
The FAIR Data Principles are a hot topic in research data management. Their adoption within the H2020 funding programme means researchers now have to pay much more attention to how their share, publish and archive their data. Recently LIBER held a Webinar on this topic, with Alastair Dunning of TU Delft as our guest speaker.…Details
LIBER has signed two new Memoranda of Understanding, with CLARIN ERIC and with DARIAH-EU. Both organisations serve humanities scholars. CLARIN stands for “Common Language Resources and Technology lnfrastructure”. CLARIN is a research infrastructure that was initiated from the vision that all digital language resources and tools, from Europe and beyond, are accessible through a single…Details
The following is an update from the Metrics Working Group chairs, Isabella Peters and Sarah Coombs. LIBER’s Metrics Working Group, launched in 2016, is now in full swing and has recently had its first article accepted for publication by Digital Library Perspectives. The article is a critical discussion of the Leiden Manifesto for libraries already engaged…Details
Early Bird Registration has been extended to 14 May. Register now for the best rates! *** Registration is now open for LIBER’s 2017 Annual Conference, 5-7 July 2017 in Patras, Greece. Special ‘early-bird’ booking fees (€280 for LIBER members) are available until April 30th. Organised by the Library & Information Center of the University of Patras,…Details
Astrid Verheusen, Head of the Innovative Projects Department at the National Library of the Netherlands, has been appointed as LIBER’s Interim Executive Director. “After years of working on innovation and development within a library it is a challenge to broaden my view and work with a community from all over Europe. I fully support the…Details
Do you want to play a key role in setting the European research library agenda? LIBER (the Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche/Association of European Research Libraries) represents over 400 member institutions and organisations from more than forty countries and is the principal association of European research libraries. LIBER has an exciting agenda for the…Details
After 6 years at LIBER, most recently as Executive Director, Susan Reilly will be leaving on 15 March to join the new Qatar National Library as their director of digital, licencing and copyright. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with and get to know so many of you during my 6 years…Details
On the 3rd and 4th of April, LIBER’s community engagement officer Martine Oudenhoven will be present at the Innovative Library In Digital Era (ILIDE) conference in Slovakia.Details
Our recent webinar, 23 Things About Research Data Management, focused on a set of free, online resources and tools aimed at changing how you manage research data.
A recording of the webinar is now available, for anyone who couldn’t attend in person. Information about future webinars can be found on the LIBER website.