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
We are happy to announce and invite you to a workshop, jointly hosted by SPARC Europe and the LIBER Open Access Working Group. It will take place on 5 July at 9am, just before the official start of LIBER 2017 in Patras, Greece, and the aim will be to collect and discuss good practices and current…Details
The 5th AARC face-to-face meeting took place on the 20th-22nd of March 2017 in Athens, Greece. The meeting marked the end of the AARC project and the beginning of a new era: the AARC2 project. AARC2 will build on AARC’s outcomes and achievements. Basic pillars of the AARC Project The AARC project had one main…Details
Joris van Eijnatten is professor of cultural history at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He has a fascination for numbers that not many historians have. Last year he was the research fellow for digital humanities at the National Library of The Netherlands, where he applied text and data mining to study the image people have of Europe based on newspapers. I interviewed him about text and data mining in humanities, his work and his personal romance with numbers.Details