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Webinar Video: Innovating The Ways Metrics Are Applied, Responsible Metrics & Measuring Openness

სამ, 10/09/2019 - 18:24

How can we measure the state of openness of research? Why are responsible research indicators important? What role do institutional managers play in adopting them? Among others, these questions were discussed in this webinar hosted by Charlotte Wien, Head of LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group. Our speakers were Isabella Peters (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) and Sarah Slowe (University of…

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The Right to Read is the Right To Mine: But Not When Blocked by Technical Protection Measures

ხუთ, 01/08/2019 - 14:29

Tell us and the Libraries Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) if you have been blocked from access to electronic content in the context of data mining. Our Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group is working with LACA to gather evidence about what happens when Technical Protection Measures (TPMs) block researchers from accessing content because they have…

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Librarians, Your Profession Needs You to Advocate for Libraries & Research!

სამ, 30/07/2019 - 13:38

Are you a research librarian working in Europe? If so, you have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape your national copyright legislation. Speak up for libraries and research so that your library benefits from new activities and services. If you don’t, your library’s ability to serve users could be unnecessarily restricted. This unique situation stems…

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Open Access Books in Academic Libraries: How Can We Adapt Workflows & Cost Management to an Open Scholarly Communications Landscape?

პარ, 26/07/2019 - 12:49

It is an exciting time for those working with the publishing of academic books. The topic of Open Access (OA) books is being widely discussed in many workshops and conferences, and there is growing recognition that scholarly output formats beyond academic journal articles must be included when discussing OA policies, funding and workflows. Building on…

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OA Monographs in Europe’s Research Libraries: Best-Practices, Opportunities & Challenges

პარ, 26/07/2019 - 12:49

Over 80% of surveyed LIBER libraries say they distribute Open Access (OA) books via a repository and include them in discovery services or catalogues. A further 40% publish OA books, or plan to do so, and a quarter provides library funding to pay author fees related to OA book publishing. These are among the insights…

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Wanted: New Members for the Digital Humanities & Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group

სამ, 16/07/2019 - 12:38

After the successful presentation of the survey results, the Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group is already making plans for the coming year. In our new work plan we shift our attention to new topics emerging from the survey. To support our upcoming activities, we are looking for new people to join the…

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Open Science Essentials: Towards a Skill Set and Showcases at LIBER 2019

ხუთ, 11/07/2019 - 16:55

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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Meet LIBER’s New Executive Board Members & Working Group Chairs

ხუთ, 11/07/2019 - 15:54

At LIBER’s 2019 Annual Conference, several new Executive Board members and Working Group chairs were appointed. We are pleased to introduce you to this year’s additions, and appreciate very much the dedication and expertise they are sharing with LIBER. New Executive Board Members The four new members of the Executive Board are: Dr Andreas Brandtner…

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Plan S: LIBER Calls on Libraries to Share Successes & Challenges On the Road to Compliance

სამ, 09/07/2019 - 11:56

Plan S will be a focal point for Europe’s research libraries in the coming months as systems and working routines are adjusted to meet the plan’s requirements. LIBER appreciates the latest guidance, which matches our strategic goal of making Open Access the main form of scholarly communication by 2020. At the same time, we recognise…

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LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group: Achievements So Far & Upcoming Work

ორშ, 08/07/2019 - 10:25

When the television series Shōgun was aired, the author of the best-selling story — James Clavell — is supposed to have said, when asked if he liked it, “Who the heck wants to see his cow boiled down into a stock cube?” One could argue that by using traditional bibliometric measures to measure research impact…

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FAIRness of Repositories & Their Data: Research Data Management Working Group Report

ორშ, 24/06/2019 - 17:26

The results of two data repositories surveys, carried out by LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group, are now available. The report, which can be downloaded from Zenodo, summarises the answers given by managers, librarians and technical staff with regards to: The FAIRness of repositories and their data; Misconceptions related to the principles’ definition and implementation;…

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Case Studies on European Open Science Skilling and Training Initiatives

ორშ, 24/06/2019 - 16:55

In a rapidly changing digital world, libraries are regularly re-assessing existing services and offering new ones to support research evolutions. Librarians with up-to-date digital skills can provide invaluable support to library users, and will personally benefit from better career prospects: this is why LIBER’s Digital Skills for Library Staff and Researchers Working Group is working…

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LIBER Libraries and Digital Humanities: A Survey

პარ, 21/06/2019 - 15:21

If you have followed the LIBER mailing list and this blog you will have seen that the Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage working group has issued a LIBER-wide survey on digital humanities (DH). We are very pleased to now share the report following this survey with you! The report is now available on Zenodo…

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2019 LIBER Executive Board Nominations: Meet The Candidates

სამ, 18/06/2019 - 16:47

At LIBER’s 2019 Meeting of Participants, appointments will be made to fill four Executive Board vacancies. Eleven applications have been received. The candidates are: Ms Monica Crump, Head of Collections, James Hardman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Dr Andreas Brandtner MBA MSc, Library Director, University Library of Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Dr Adam…

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Collaboration and Engagement: A Framework for Library Futures and Vendor Partnerships

სამ, 11/06/2019 - 18:25

This is a guest post from LIBER sponsor EBSCO Information Services; written by Christopher Spalding, VP, Open Source Platforms & Communities, and Tamir Borensztajn, VP of SaaS Strategy As Danial Hook noted in an interview with Robert Harrington, “An ability to understand, manipulate and interact with data pervades professional life, social life and now research life…

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LIBER’s First Annual Report is Here!

ოთხ, 05/06/2019 - 17:46

We are delighted to share our first ever Annual Report. Presented inside are our activities, progress and achievements for the period June 2018 to May 2019. In this period, our network grew to represent 451 Participants in 39 countries. Together we worked to introduce critical improvements for libraries to Europe’s new copyright legislation, to publish…

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Take the Library Linked Open Data Survey

სამ, 28/05/2019 - 14:53

The publication of library data in linked and open format has accelerated in recent years. There have been several approaches but the result is not always necessarily ideal from an interoperability point of view. Common guidelines and references would be useful as well as collected references of possible tools and other resources. LIBER’s Linked Open…

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RetroNews: History Witnessed Through the Press Collections of the BnF

სამ, 28/05/2019 - 11:40

This is a guest post from LIBER sponsor RetroNews; written by Etienne Manchette and translated by Amanda Maunoury During a time in which history is reclaiming its place in societal debates and historical narratives must relate even deeper with the demands of social science research, RetroNews provides a place for the interpretations of history offered by…

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