The results of a European-wide online survey assessing the preparedness of research libraries for economically-sustainable digital preservation is now available. This report presents the current state of digital preservation in European research libraries, it’s implementation, drivers, benefits, funding sources, and place in the strategy, mission and vision of organisations. It provides insight in to the use…Details
The Research Data Alliance (RDA), an organisation which aims to accelerate and facilitate research data sharing and exchange, was launched in Gothenburg during a three date event from the 3rd to the 5th of March. Commissioner Neelie Kroes opened the RDA launch event with a speech heralding “a new era of open science”. Commissioner Kroes welcomes the…Details
“Dealing with data- what’s the role for the library?” The workshop will explore where the library sits in relation to supporting research data management, and what future expectations for libraries might be. This free workshop will take place in Ghent (Belgium) on 28 May and will explore the role of different stakeholders in issues such as…Details
The joint OpenAIRE/LIBER workshop plans to explore where the library sits in relation to supporting research data management, and what future expectations for libraries might be.
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The Bavarian State Chancellery and the Bi-International, the standing committee at the German National Association of Library and Information Associations Bibliothek & Information Deutschland (BID), offer scholarship programmes for delegates to attend the Conference.
You can read more on the requirements to apply for the scholarships here.
Despite its potentially inauspicious title, the Europeana Cloud kick-off took place over 2 sunny and cloud free days in The Hague. On the 3rd of March project participants representing libraries, research infrastructures, developers, publishers and researchers gathered to discuss, workshop, brainstorm and network. Europeana Executive Director, Jill Cousins, opened the meeting by introducing the Europeana…Details
On 1 March 2013, CERL and the VZG launched the Heritage of the Printed Book database in its new environment at VZG, with newly converted and cleaned-up data. At its new host, the HPB continues to offer simple, advanced and command line search. This is now complemented by several specific indexes, optimised for the retrieval…Details
The second press release of the Europeana Newspapers Project informs about the results of the survey on the extent of newspaper digitization in European libraries and announces the names of 11 libraries that were invited to become the projects’ associated partners. The Europeana Newspapers Project informs about the results of the survey on the extent…Details
LIBER is very pleased to announce the launch of its new Leadership Programme. This new LIBER Director’s Programme will focus on the empowerment of current leaders as key figures in the process of reshaping the research libraries. A key strategic priority for LIBER is to support its members in their efforts to reshape their research…Details
Izaskun Lacunza talks about LIBER mission and new Strategy 2013-2015 in the March 2013 issue of ‘Insights’
You can read the full interview here
The MedOANet European Workshop and Open Aire plus interoperability Workshop were combined in the Open Access seminar hosted by UMinho in Braga, Portugal. The MedOANet sessions received inspiring feedback from stakeholders of research institutions, funding bodies, copyright experts and publishers that called for policy alignment, coordination and strong advocacy. The MedOANet sessions started off with…Details
“Licences for Europe – A Stakeholder Dialogue” text and data mining for scientific research purposes working group
Letter from participants in response to “Licences for Europe- A Stakeholder Dialogue” text and data mining for scientific research purposes workshop. The following is the letter sent by concerned participants in response to the “Licences for Europe- A Stakeholder Dialogue” workshop on text and data mining for scientific research purposes. Dear Commissioners Barnier, Geoghegan-Quinn, Kroes…Details