LIBER’s March Mailing — containing strategy updates and information about our Annual Conference — is now available on our website. Highlights include the publication of the LIBER 2015 Conference Programme and the Vision 2027 panel, planned during the conference. This session will be a first step in the development of LIBER’s next five-year strategy (2018-2022). The…Details
At LIBER 2015, our upcoming Annual Conference, Dr Martin Paul Eve will feature as a keynote speaker. He is a Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, the author of Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future and a founder and co-director of the Open Library of Humanities. LIBER recently spoke to…Details
At our 2014 Annual Conference, LIBER participants and Executive Board members, told us why being part of LIBER is important for them as librarians and for their insitutions.
Watch the video to learn why others have joined LIBER and how your library could benefit from joining LIBER. More details are available on our website.
In December 2014, Stockholm University Library decided to implement the free and open source library system Koha as the circulation module in a larger system architecture for printed material. The goal is to have Koha up and running by late 2015. This guest post from Andreas Hedström Mace, a librarian and project manager working at…Details
The FOSTER project is a 2-year, FP7-funded initiative to facilitate training for Open Access and Open Science in the European research community. One of the key outputs from the project’s partners will be a training portal, gathering existing resources into a single online hub, and organising them into curricula and courses for the benefit of…Details
Don MacMillan is Liaison Librarian for Biological Sciences, Math, Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics at the University of Calgary’s Taylor Family Digital Library. In this guest post, he highlights how he helped students to develop better information literacy with regards to several bioinformatics sources and offers tips for librarians wishing to do the same in their…Details
LIBER is pleased to announce that Melanie Imming has been appointed EU Projects Manager. Melanie first joined LIBER on a temporary basis in October 2014 and will now become a permanent member of the LIBER team. Working as a Senior Project Manager at the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) for the last six years,…Details
Members of the LIBER Executive Board gathered in Helsinki for their first Executive Board meeting of 2015. At the meeting, which took place on 19 and 20 February, the Board discussed LIBER advocacy for copyright reform, extending and refining the LIBER Strategy beyond 2015, and the LIBER work programme for 2015. In addition to the…Details
Launching in Spring 2015, a pilot aimed at stimulating publishing in Open Access journals in Europe will provide funding to cover all or part of the costs of post-grant open access publishing arising from projects funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The pilot forms part of the EU-funded OpenAIRE2020 project. The Pilot Opportunities for…Details
On 19 February former LIBER President Paul Ayris attended, at the request of current LIBER President Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, a high-level meeting with European Commissioner Oettinger in Brussels on copyright reform — arguing the case of a mandatory pan-European Exception for Text and Data Mining, which could not be overridden by contracts. The text of Dr Ayris’s…Details
This year LIBER is to launch the third edition of its acclaimed international Leadership Development Programme, a high-level seminar for the next generation of senior leaders in European Research libraries. The programme will begin with a 2-1/2 day seminar from 21-23 June, 2015 — just before LIBER’s 2015 Annual Conference in London, UK It features…Details