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LIBER 2019: Call for Papers

ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 13:59

The Call for Papers for LIBER’s 2019 Annual Conference in Dublin, from 26 to 28 June, is now open. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 14 January 2019. Guidance and conference topics are outlined in detail below. Theme: Research Libraries for Society In this time of information overload, ‘fake news’, ever-growing possibilities of digital scholarship and…

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Europe Needs A Broad & Mandatory TDM Exception

სამ, 13/11/2018 - 19:24

LIBER has signed an open letter calling for a broad and mandatory Text and Data Mining exception, in order to guarantee that European research and innovation can thrive. Our call comes as the European Commission, Council and Parliament negotiate final changes on a revised copyright framework for Europe. In September, the European Parliament finalised its own position…

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LIBER Survey: Tell Us What You Think!

სამ, 13/11/2018 - 18:09

Here at LIBER, we’re always trying to improve. To help us better serve LIBER libraries and the broader research community we’re doing a survey. From now until November 30th, you can use our brief survey to tell us how satisfied you are with LIBER, what we could do better and which new activities we should…

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LIBER Architecture Group Heads for Luxembourg in 2020

სამ, 13/11/2018 - 13:01

The highly successful 19th Seminar of LIBER’s Architecture Group (LAG) — held in the Zaha Hadid library at the WU Vienna — finished not long ago but already the indefatigable members of LAG are working on the plans and programme for the 20th seminar, to be held at the spectacular new library at the University of Luxembourg…

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LIBER at The European Open Science Cloud: Austria takes initiative

ხუთ, 01/11/2018 - 13:33

At the EU Presidency event The European Open Science Cloud: Austria takes initiative (organised by the University of Vienna on 30 October 2018), LIBER showcased the important role of research libraries within the EOSC and our role within the EOSCpilot project. We did this through a stand in the coffee area, by sharing quotes from our…

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Open Access in Practice – Interview with Paola Gargiulo

კვი, 21/10/2018 - 11:12

LIBER’s Open Access Working Group wants to help libraries to share their experiences with Open Access. By exchanging information we can better understand what works, what the challenges are and find ways of speeding up the transition from subscription-based systems to Open Access (OA). One of the ways we are contributing to the information exchange is through…

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LIBER Libraries & The European Open Science Cloud

პარ, 19/10/2018 - 13:20

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will be launched in Vienna on 23 November and research libraries will have a major role to play in this new infrastructure, which is aimed at Europe’s 1.7 million researchers. Research libraries are the channels through which knowledge and data will reach the EOSC. They can promote the new…

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EOSC Stakeholders Forum – 2018 Edition

პარ, 12/10/2018 - 16:19

Reposting of EOSCpilot website content: The EOSCpilot project’s second and final EOSC Stakeholders Forum will be held on 21-22 November 2018 at the Austria Center Vienna. The event will have a crucial role in the implementation of the EOSC work plan. Building on the challenges faced and the outcomes of the fifteen Science Demonstrators within EOSCpilot, the Stakeholders Forum…

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LIBER Supporting Open Access Week 2018

პარ, 12/10/2018 - 15:33

Participating in EU funded projects, having a dedicated Working Group on Open Access and being present and at the forefront of discussions and initiatives, LIBER has established Open Access and Open Science at the core of its strategy and vision. LIBER is once again promoting and encouraging Open Access Week (22-26 October 2018) by supporting…

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Job Opening: Head of International Projects

ხუთ, 04/10/2018 - 15:37

LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. Our network consists mainly of university, national and special libraries. Together we help libraries support world-class research. LIBER was founded in 1971 and is based in The Hague. In November 2017, LIBER launched its new Strategy for 2018-2022: Research Libraries, Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age. To…

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Federated Identity Management for Libraries: Why and How

პარ, 28/09/2018 - 10:35

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will build a trusted environment for open cross-disciplinary research in Europe. Millions of researchers, science and technology professionals will be able to use the EOSC, and they will be supported by libraries in their natural roles as champions of Open Science infrastructures and tools, promotors of best practices and…

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Coming Soon: An Open Cloud for Social Sciences and Humanities

ხუთ, 20/09/2018 - 18:26

LIBER is one of 19 partners starting work in January 2019 on SSHOC: a new project to create a European open cloud ecosystem for social sciences and humanities (SSH). Funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, SSHOC will make data, tools and training available and accessible for users of SSH data. It will encourage secure…

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Webinar Video: TU Delft’s Data Stewardship Project

პარ, 14/09/2018 - 16:42

Helping researchers to effectively manage, archive and share their data can be challenging. TU Delft believes that in data management there tend to be very few (if any) one-size fit all solutions. In addition, centralised support does not always find its way to all the departments and faculties. Therefore, there is a need to offer…

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European Copyright Reform: How Did We Get Here & What Happens Next?

პარ, 14/09/2018 - 16:30

There has been significant media coverage of the vote in the European Parliament last week on a revised Copyright Directive. Off the back of the mixed results, we (LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group) thought it appropriate to summarise where we stand in the process leading up to a new European Directive on copyright…

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European Research & Innovation At Risk After Copyright Vote

ოთხ, 12/09/2018 - 17:04

The European Parliament today voted to approve proposed changes to copyright reform. LIBER welcomes improvements which will help libraries to better preserve, digitise and share their collections but remains deeply concerned that a lack of support for critical technologies such as Text and Data Mining (TDM) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) imply a bleak future for…

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LIBER Libraries: Urge Your MEPs to Support Libraries in the Copyright Vote

ორშ, 10/09/2018 - 14:48

The European Parliament will hold a critical vote on the draft copyright directive on Wednesday. It may be last time the details of the Directive are discussed in an open and transparent way. LIBER is therefore asking its libraries to contact their Members of the European Parliament and encourage them to vote in support of…

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LIBER Supports New Plan to Make Open Access A Reality By 2020

სამ, 04/09/2018 - 13:30

As a long-standing advocate for Open Science, LIBER fully welcomes Plan S: an ambitious new initiative from national public research funders and the European Commission to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.  Under PlanS, all research which has been funded by a coalition of 11 national public research funders (cOAlition S)…

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A Mini Survey of Digital Humanities in European Research Libraries

ორშ, 27/08/2018 - 15:20

LIBER’s Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage working group is preparing a survey for the entire LIBER community, to gain a fuller understanding of the DH-world of European research libraries. We’ve been gathering input for this survey in many ways, including by conducting a mini-survey of our own working group members. Their answers both provide…

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