Tag Archives: LIBER

LIBER webinar recording: “Innovating the ways metrics are applied, responsible metrics & measuring openness”

(11 Sep 2019) A video recording of a LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) webinar held yesterday (September 10, 2019) and titled, “Innovating The Ways Metrics Are Applied, Responsible Metrics & Measuring Openness” is now available online. Library Journal has a short description and video embedded here.  


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Open science essentials: towards a skill set and showcases at LIBER 2019

(11 Jul 2019) Open science skills for research librarians and researchers are at the heart of the evolution towards openness. LIBER’s Digital Skills for Library Staff & Researchers Working Group is supporting this transition in two ways: by building a digital skills list with a specific focus on Open Science and by highlighting Open Science training programmes relying […]


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Webinar video: finding and reusing research data

(12 Apr 2019)  Sharing research data is a practice that is increasingly encouraged by funders, institutions, and research communities. In this webinar organised by LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group, Kathleen Gregory presented an overview of recent research investigating how researchers and librarians engage in practices of finding, understanding and reusing research data. She provided some tips […]


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Next generation library systems in Europe

(4 January 2016) New library systems are being launched, which will deeply affect how libraries carry out their core procedures and tasks. They include the upcoming cloud-based systems of the world‘s largest suppliers Ex Libris and OCLC, and Open Source systems under construction (e.g. Kuali OLE, KoHa). Libraries in countries across Europe and the United Kingdom […]


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Job opening: LIBER Executive Director

(2 October 2014) LIBER wishes to recruit a full-time Executive Director who will drive forward its strategic goals and future development. This challenging and rewarding role offers: a unique opportunity to work with European research libraries and library organisations in forging closer co-operation at a pan-European level a position at the forefront of research library […]


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Europeana Newspapers hits the big screen

(10 July 2014) The Europeana Newspapers project, in which LIBER is a partner, has just released a promotional video showcasing historic newspapers.


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11 case studies released on research data management in libraries

(3 July 2014)  In July 2012, LIBER’s E-Science working group released ‘Ten recommendations for libraries to get started with research data management’. Since then, several libraries across Europe have started to build up or have expanded their capacities for research data management, typically combining e-infrastructure and support services. To further encourage libraries in continuing this […]


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European research organisations call on Elsevier to withdraw TDM policy

 (1 July 2014) Eighteen European research and library organisations, including LIBER, are today calling on Elsevier to withdraw its current policy on text and data mining (TDM). Their statement is here.


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EU causes collapse of WIPO meeting

(6 May 2014) Discussions by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR) broke down in the early hours of Saturday morning 3 May, after the European Union (EU) attempted to block future discussion of copyright laws to aid libraries and archives fulfill their missions in the digital environment. […]


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LIBER releases copyright position statement

LIBER, the Association of European Libraries,  has set out its position on European copyright reform through a statement which prioritises three high-level principles. The principles are: Copyright should foster, not hinder, innovation and competitiveness. Access to and use of publicly funded research should not be unduly restricted by copyright. Preservation of, and access to, cultural […]


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Workshop report from The Perfect Swell: defining the ideal conditions for the growth of text and data mining in Europe

(29 October 2013) The report from the stakeholder workshop on creating the right conditions for text and data mining in Europe is now available. Creating the right conditions for text and data mining in Europe is an important and pressing issue for stakeholders from both research and industry. LIBER, has taken the lead on this […]


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Examining The Future Role Of Libraries at LIBER 2013

“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”– Shelby Foote With this quotation, Dr. Professor Peter Strohschneider, Chairman of the German Council of Science and Humanities, began his keynote speech at LIBER’s 42nd annual conference in Munich, Germany. “The library is a place in which learning and research happens, and in […]


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LIBER and LERU support an open data pilot for research data

(3 July 2013) The European Commission is developing an Open Data Pilot to stimulate a data-sharing culture among researchers. Paul Ayris, President of LIBER, attended a key meeting about the pilot in Brussels. In this statement  he explains the relevance of this Open Data Pilot for research libraries.


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What is the role of the library in terms of dealing with data?

That question was recently discussed at a workshop, Dealing With Data,  organised by LIBER and OpenAIRE. The workshop included presentations and discussions from nearly 20 speakers. Key learning points from the session included: the existence of a perceived lack of confidence about dealing with data in research libraries; a need for libraries to consider working collaboratively with other […]


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Expert tips on marketing your library

(3 June 2013) The LIBER office recently spoke to Ned Potter, author of The Library Marketing Toolkit: a practical guide to library marketing and branding. In this interview, he shares tips for libraries who want to increase their marketing efforts. The interview is here: http://www.libereurope.eu/blog/expert-tips-for-marketing-your-library


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