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LIBER Executive Board Nominations: Voting Process

პარ, 23/06/2017 - 10:36

At LIBER’s 2017 Annual Conference, two new members will be appointed to the Executive Board. Four candidates were nominated. They are: Dr Søren Bertil Fabricius Dorch, University Library of Southern Denmark, Denmark Proposer: Mr Wilhelm Widmark, Stockholm University Library, Sweden (Nomination Form) Dr Anna Maria Wałek, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland Proposer: Professor Janusz Smulko,…

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LIBER’s New Executive Director: Astrid Verheusen

სამ, 20/06/2017 - 18:12

The LIBER Executive Board is very pleased to announce that, following its recent recruitment for a new Executive Director and interviews held in The Hague on 1 June 2017, Ms Astrid Verheusen has been appointed as LIBER Executive Director.  Ms Verheusen was appointed to the post of LIBER Interim Executive Director on 15 March 2017,…

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Supporting the Practical Adoption of Open Science

სამ, 20/06/2017 - 13:22

The Challenge Open science and its importance are gaining more and more attention. A large part of the conversation however, still focuses on the level of awareness and encouragement. How can we help researchers go from awareness to actual implementation of open science in their own discipline? The Project The FOSTER Plus project builds on…

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FOSTER Plus Project on Open Science Training Kicks Off

სამ, 20/06/2017 - 10:06

After the success of the initial FOSTER project on open science training, we are happy to announce that the followup-project, FOSTER Plus, kicked off on the 22nd of May. Twenty people from 11 different institutions came together in Guimarães, Portugal, to discuss a wide range of topics and ensure a smooth start. The main goal…

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LIBER and OCLC Research Launch Collaborative Information Management Study

სამ, 13/06/2017 - 18:00

LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and OCLC Research are launching a collaborative project to explore the adoption and integration of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in European research information management (RIM) infrastructures. The project will complement and extend previous research institution-scale implementations of RIM in European institutions. It will provide university and research library leaders with useful…

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Transforming Library Leadership: LIBER Journées 2017

სამ, 13/06/2017 - 12:40

From the perspective of the Chair of the LIBER Leadership and Workforce Development Working Group, the second LIBER Journées programme was a successful and enjoyable occasion. Nineteen Library Directors were present from 13 different countries. Seven eminent speakers from Europe, USA and Asia presented and many of them took part in the whole three-day event. The…

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LIBER Executive Board Appointments: 2017 Nominations Closing!

პარ, 09/06/2017 - 10:48

The closing date for nominations for appointments to the LIBER Executive Board at the Meeting of Participants in Patras is Thursday 22 June 2017. Appointments will take place at the LIBER 2017 Annual Conference later this month. Nominations are invited for two vacancies on the LIBER Executive Board. LIBER welcomes nominations from all parts of…

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Webinar Video | Systems and Services: Adding Value For Research Data Assets

ხუთ, 08/06/2017 - 17:24

Our recent webinar, Systems and Services: Adding Value For Research Data Assets, looked at how Australian research institutions are maximising the value of their research data assets, and at how to create value from Open Data. Watch the recording here!

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On the role of a university library in the TDM landscape

პარ, 02/06/2017 - 12:28

25 years ago, when Laurents Sesink was still a history student, his thesis on political internal relations included a lot of reading and tally marks. Back then he already thought “There must be a better way to do this”, so he built a database and started to get into informatics and digitisation. Now he is…

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LIBER Signs Open Letter on EU Copyright Reform

სამ, 30/05/2017 - 11:09

LIBER has signed an open letter urging European lawmakers to put EU copyright reform back on track. The letter was sent to Ministers attending the Competitiveness Council, European Parliament Rapporteur MEP Therese Comodini Cachia and her colleagues. It has so far been backed by more than 60 civil society and trade associations, including publishers, journalists, libraries, scientific and research institutions,…

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Join FutureTDM’s Final Symposium on 13 June

სამ, 30/05/2017 - 10:49

The FutureTDM project, in which LIBER is a partner, will shortly hold its final event in Salzburg, Austria on 13 June. With EU copyright reform now in progress, this final Symposium will bring together policy makers and stakeholder groups to share FutureTDM’s findings, its first expert driven policy recommendations and practitioner guidelines to help increase…

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Webinar Video: A Data Citation Roadmap for Scholarly Data Repositories

სამ, 30/05/2017 - 09:47

Our recent webinar, A Data Citation Roadmap for Scholarly Data Repositories, looked at a practical roadmap to help scholarly data repositories implement data citation in accordance with the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles. A recording of the webinar is now available. Information about future webinars can be found on the LIBER website.

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LIBER / Helmholtz Webinar: Systems and Services – Adding Value For Research Data Assets

სამ, 23/05/2017 - 10:43

LIBER's Working Group on Scientific Information Infrastructures is collaborating with Helmholtz to run two editions of an Open Science Webinar in June. Join us to hear how research institutions in Australia are maximising the value of their research data assets and for a discussion about how to create value from open data.

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Workshop on Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing

პარ, 19/05/2017 - 18:47

On April 26th and 27th the Workshop “Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing: Accelerators and Obstacles to the Open Access Transition” has been organised in Antwerp, Belgium by Science Europe in collaboration with LIBER and the European University Association. Aim of this Workshop was to bring together various experts to discuss and challenge…

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Interview: Svend Larsen on the New Royal Danish Library

ხუთ, 11/05/2017 - 10:55

In 2016 the Danish government decided to merge the two biggest Danish research libraries: the Royal Library in Copenhagen and the State and University Library in Aarhus. This resulted in the creation of the new Royal Danish Library (RDL) which serves as Denmark’s national library, the university library for Aarhus University, Copenhagen University and Roskilde University,…

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Workshop | Bridging the Gap Between Policy and Practice: How Do We Make Open the Default?

ოთხ, 10/05/2017 - 17:42

We are happy to announce and invite you to a workshop, jointly hosted by SPARC Europe and the LIBER Open Access Working Group. It will take place on 5 July at 9am, just before the official start of LIBER 2017 in Patras, Greece, and the aim will be to collect and discuss good practices and current…

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Final meeting of AARC project on federated access

სამ, 09/05/2017 - 13:28

The 5th AARC face-to-face meeting took place on the 20th-22nd of March 2017 in Athens, Greece. The meeting marked the end of the AARC project and the beginning of a new era: the AARC2 project. AARC2 will build on AARC’s outcomes and achievements. Basic pillars of the AARC Project The AARC project had one main…

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TDM and the reading revolution

ორშ, 24/04/2017 - 12:18

You will not catch Steven Claeyssens carrying a smartphone and he will always prefer a paper book to an e-reader. Yet he is the curator of digital collections at the National Library of the Netherlands. I interviewed him about his job, text and data mining (TDM) in the humanities and the role of libraries in…

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