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FIM4L Working Group Presents to UN Library and Information Network for Knowledge Sharing

ხუთ, 28/05/2020 - 16:26

The Chair of LIBER’s FIM4L Working Group, Jos Westerbeke, was recently invited to present the group’s work on federated authentication with Single Sign-On (SSO) to the United Nations Library and Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (UN-LINKS). UN libraries were interested in the work of LIBER’s FIM4L group because, together, they are actively searching for the…

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LIBER Quarterly: Could You Be Our Next Managing Editor?

ორშ, 18/05/2020 - 13:07

LIBER Quarterly is the peer reviewed, open access journal of LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries.  The journal covers all aspects of modern research librarianship and scientific information delivery. It strives to link Library and Information Sciences (LIS) scholars and research-library practitioners by publishing both theoretical contributions and examples of good practices.  The role…

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Library Linked Open Data: Share Your Experience

ორშ, 18/05/2020 - 09:40

LIBER’s Linked Open Data Working Group is writing a best-practice guide to library Linked Open Data (LOD) publication. As part of that work, we want to get in touch with people in libraries with experience in this field. Would you like to share your library’s LOD publishing success story? If so, please let us know!…

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Research Libraries: How You Can Support Text and Data Mining

ხუთ, 07/05/2020 - 09:29

Europe’s incoming Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market contains two new exceptions allowing text and data mining (TDM). The Directive is currently being implemented by all member states and must come into force no later than June 2021. Article 3 grants universities, educational establishments and libraries the right to mine in-copyright works to…

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SSH Open Marketplace: How and When Libraries Can Contribute

ოთხ, 29/04/2020 - 10:55

A main outcome of the SSHOC Project, in which LIBER is a partner, is the creation of a SSH Open Marketplace: a first-class research environment offering tools, services, training materials, research papers and other useful resources for digital researchers, particularly those working in the social sciences and humanities. To ensure the SSH Open Marketplace matches…

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Job Opening: Community Engagement & Communications Officer

სამ, 21/04/2020 - 16:48

LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national and special libraries to support world-class research.  Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is a partner in many European projects which address barriers on the path towards Open Science. For a replacement during maternity leave, LIBER is seeking a Community…

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Europe Must Take Urgent Copyright Law Action To Support Distance Learning & Research During the Coronavirus Pandemic

სამ, 14/04/2020 - 11:03

During this unprecedented global emergency, LIBER calls on European Commissioners, Member State governments, publishers and authors to urgently help libraries, universities and other educational establishments, so that they can continue supplying researchers, teachers and students with access to books, archives and other instructional materials. In our statement, issued 9 April 2020, we ask for: Member…

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Coronavirus: A Message for Our Libraries from LIBER’s President

სამ, 31/03/2020 - 12:23

Dear LIBER network, The coronavirus is having an unprecedented effect on life and working routines around the globe. Research libraries are also impacted by this crisis. With many physical buildings forced to close, virtual library teams are working harder than ever to provide digital support to students and researchers. On behalf of LIBER’s Executive Board…

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LIBER Wins Role in Open Access Publishing Platform

ოთხ, 25/03/2020 - 14:00

LIBER has won a role in Open Research Europe (ORE): a project which will build a new peer-reviewed Open Access publishing platform so that Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries can publish research openly and free of charge. Funded by the European Commission, the ORE project will run for four years. The platform will start…

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LIBER Wins Role in Open Access Publishing Platform

ოთხ, 25/03/2020 - 14:00

LIBER has won a role in Open Research Europe (ORE): a project which will build a new peer-reviewed Open Access publishing platform so that Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries can publish research openly and free of charge. Funded by the European Commission, the ORE project will run for four years. The platform will start…

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Call for Nominations to LIBER’s Executive Board

ორშ, 23/03/2020 - 14:24

Are you a passionate research librarian or library director who is committed to advancing the work of research libraries across Europe? Are you interested in LIBER’s work and have ideas for shaping the organization’s future strategic priorities? LIBER is seeking two new candidates to serve on its Executive Board! This is a unique opportunity to…

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LIBER 2020 Annual Conference Cancelled

ორშ, 16/03/2020 - 18:57

The coronavirus is having a severe impact on research libraries across Europe. Many LIBER libraries have already adjusted services or even closed entirely. LIBER is also affected. As a result of the coronavirus, we are cancelling this year’s Annual Conference in Belgrade. The next in-person Annual Conference will be held in Belgrade in June 2021.…

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Research Libraries Respond To The Coronavirus: A View From The University Library in Patras, Greece

პარ, 13/03/2020 - 19:48

How are Europe’s research libraries responding to the coronavirus? What are the measures which can, and should, be taken? Giannis Tsakonas, head of the university library in Patras, shares what his library is doing now that all academic institutions in Greece are closed. We encourage all libraries to tell us what they are doing by…

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Webinar Video: How Can Libraries Support TDM?

ხუთ, 12/03/2020 - 15:56

Europe’s new Copyright Directive includes a mandatory text and data mining (TDM) exception for non-commercial research. This opens up new opportunities for libraries to support researchers in this exciting new area of work. In this webinar, held on 12 March 2020 and organised by LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group, two LIBER libraries shared what they…

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Identifying Open Science Skills for Library Staff & Researchers

სამ, 10/03/2020 - 15:48

The array of knowledge, skills and competencies needed to practice Open Science (OS) effectively can be daunting for many librarians and researchers, particularly those who are new to OS concepts and practices.  Identifying which skills are needed is the first step for anyone wishing to upskill themselves or others in OS.  In 2019, our Digital…

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LIBER Architecture Seminar Postponed Due to Coronavirus

სამ, 10/03/2020 - 13:29

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the LIBER Architecture Seminar, due to be held 1-3 April in Luxembourg.  We recognise how disappointing this news is for all who hoped to attend, however health concerns and travel restrictions faced by many delegates and speakers made it impossible for…

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Europe’s TDM Exception for Research: Will It Be Undermined By Technical Blocking From Publishers?

სამ, 10/03/2020 - 12:27

A mandatory exception for Text and Data Mining (TDM) for research, included in Europe’s new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM), risks being undermined by the Technical Protection Measures (TPMs) of publishers. Submissions to a survey on content blocking — carried out by LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group and the…

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Webinar Video: Metrics & Machines

პარ, 06/03/2020 - 16:51

This webinar, presented on 6 March 2020, was organised by LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Group. The webinar looked at why metrics is currently such a hot topic in academia, and at how new text mining technology could deepen our understanding of the ‘knowledge potential’ of research. In the first presentation, Dr Charlotte Wien (Professor of Scholarly Communication at the…

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Webinar Video: Research Data – What To Keep?

ოთხ, 04/03/2020 - 13:42

What to keep in terms of research data has been a recognised issue for some time but research data management (and, in particular, appraisal and selection) has become a more significant focus in recent years. Researchers, librarians, data curators, and policy makers all need to answer the question, what research data should be kept? We…

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LIBER 2020: Registration Delayed Due To Coronavirus

სამ, 03/03/2020 - 19:19

Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19), LIBER is postponing the opening of registration for our 2020 Annual Conference in Belgrade, Serbia (24-26 June) by two weeks. The situation with the coronavirus is changing quickly and many colleagues are currently unable to commit to attending the conference because of travel limits put in place by…

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