LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, has a mission to provide an information infrastructure to enable the research outputs of LIBER institutions to be world class. LIBER welcomes the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe as an important move to boost the Digital Economy in Europe to safeguard the future. The strategy contains several…Details
More than 300 global organisations and individuals, including LIBER, have signed up to support The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age. LIBER also led efforts to write the Declaration, which was launched last week in Brussels. It calls for immediate changes to intellectual property (IP) law and the removal of other barriers…Details
Nils-Lennart Johannesson is Professor of English Linguistics at Stockholm University and has worked with language and research since the 1970s. Nils-Lennart is an advocate of Open Access and encourages other researchers to make their research more accessible. He is also the chair of the editorial board of Stockholm English Studies at Stockholm University Press (SUP).…Details
The closing date for nominations has now passed. Appointments to the following vacancies will be made at the Meeting of Participants in Senate House Library, London, on Thursday 25 June 2015: (1) BOARD MEMBER The following (3) Executive Board members have completed terms of office. They are eligible for re-appointment for a further term of…Details
The Editorial Board of LIBER Quarterly invites tenders for the hosting of the LIBER Quarterly open access journal. LIBER Quarterly is the journal of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries). It aims at publishing high quality innovative OA peer-reviewed articles (theoretical and good practice) from specialists working in…Details
In recent months, LIBER has been leading the process to draft The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age. The final Declaration is now ready to be launched and will be officially unveiled at the offices of Science Europe on 6 May 2015. Paul Ayris of University College London will introduce the Declaration and…Details
Inge Werner has worked as Publishing Consultant for Utrecht University Library for the last five years and currently is a policy officer in the Library. In this guest post, she highlights why the library developed a new strategy for Open Access journal publishing. She discusses the expertise needed to successfully implement the service and run…Details
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