Case Studies on European Open Science Skilling and Training Initiatives
LIBER has collaborated extensively with other institutions on a variety of funded projects.
- AAA Study – This project examined AAA (authentication, authorisation and accounting) platforms and services for scientific data/information resources. Targeted actors were the research and education communities, information service providers (data centres, libraries) and e-Infrastructure/technology providers. The final report was published in September 2012.
- APARSEN (Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network) – A four year project which aimed to overcome fragmentation in research and development in digital preservation by bringing together major European players to combine and integrate these efforts into a shared programme of work, thereby creating a pre-eminent virtual research centre in digital preservation in Europe.
- EUDAT – The European project EUDAT2020 has built an online platform where research data can be stored. The data on the platform is open. This makes it accessible and reusable for researchers (from academia and industry), citizen scientists, policy makers, and members of the public. The EUDAT2020 project targets community-specific data repository managers, encouraging them to join the data infrastructure to archive, replicate, process and catalogue data on behalf of their community.
- Europeana Cloud – This project delivered an efficient solution to storing, sharing and providing access to the digital cultural heritage content brought together by Europeana. LIBER made a significant contribution to dissemination and networking tasks, helping to extensively update and maintain the website, to communicate activity via social media and to present the project at external events.
- Europeana Libraries – This important development project delivered metadata for 5,000,000 digital objects from several LIBER member institutions into the Europeana portal. The project also investigated the indexing of full-text and constructed a Best Practice Network, bringing together LIBER, CENL, CERL and Europeana.
- Europeana Newspapers – Thousands of digital newspapers were refined and aggregated for The European Library and Europeana. LIBER led the dissemination Work Package for this project.
- Europeana Travel – Some 4,000 maps, 16,000 images and 20,000 texts were digitised thanks to this project. Europeana Travel also strengthened collaboration between CENL and LIBER and delivered an aggregation tool which enabled LIBER libraries to aggregate their materials for inclusion in Europeana.
- FOSTER – Through face-to-face training and e-learning, FOSTER helped researchers, librarians and other stakeholders in the European Research Area (ERA) to adopt open access and open science as part of their daily workflow.
- FutureTDM – This project sought to improve uptake of Text and Data mining in the EU for research environments. LIBER identified, engaged and communicated with all relevant stakeholders including libraries, researchers, publishers, SMEs and industry in order to stimulate discussion around text and data mining and feedback on uptake barriers and solutions.
- HuMetricsHSS – Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the collaborative HuMetricsHSS pilot aimed to reverse-engineer the process of using evaluation metrics.
- LEARN – The European project LEARN (LEaders Activating Research Networks) raised awareness of research data management and policy issues to institutions. LIBER lead the work on dissemination, engaging its members through the LEARN website and LEARN workshops.
- MedOANet – Open Access strategies, structures and policies in six countries of the Mediterranean area (Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Turkey) were mapped as part of this project. LIBER focused on strategic networking and on providing a pan-European perspective both in terms of mapping policies, strategies and structures and with regards to implementing Open Access policies.
- ODE (Opportunities for Data Exchange) – Several reports on the role of libraries in data sharing, data citation, and linking data to publications were produced. There were also two key fact-finding missions. The first was the identification of success stories, near-misses and honorable failures in data sharing in a few selected disciplines. A second key activity was the analysis of the interplay between scholarly communication today and data.
- OpenMinTed – OpenMinTeD built an online infrastructure that makes content much easier to mine, by making existing text mining tools discoverable and interoperable.
- OpenAIRE2020 – OpenAIRE2020’s goal was to implement European Commission Open Access policies and increase their impact by extending the infrastructure that makes it possible to manage and monitor EC-funded research.
- PASTEUR4OA – A network of centres of expertise – the Knowledge Net – was built in order to strengthen and better coordinate Open Access strategies and policies. LIBER played a key role in communicating the outcomes of this project, and organised the Final Conference in Amsterdam.
- ReCODE – The Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe project addressed challenges within the open access, data dissemination and preservation sector and produced policy recommendations for open access to research data based on existing good practice.