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Open Science Fair 2017 Workshop: Organising High Quality Research Data Management Services for Open Science

სამ, 15/08/2017 - 13:23

The Open Science Fair 2017 is an international conference that will take place in Athens, Greece, September 6th-8th 2017 and it is organized as “an emblematic initiative of four EU projects in the area of Open Science: OpenAIRE, OpenUP, FOSTER and OpenMinTeD“. The purpose of this conference is to bring together different stakeholders (funders, policy…

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LIBER and the EOSCpilot Project at the Open Science Fair 2017

ხუთ, 10/08/2017 - 17:24

The Open Science Fair 2017 is an international conference that will take place in Athens, Greece, September 6th-8th 2017 and it is organized as “an emblematic initiative of four EU projects in the area of Open Science: OpenAIRE, OpenUP, FOSTER and OpenMinTeD”. The purpose of this conference is to bring together different stakeholders (funders, policy…

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Kick-off Workshop for LIBER’s Newest Working Group Digital Humanities

სამ, 08/08/2017 - 12:36

Digital Humanities (DH) is the field of research where the humanities and computer science meet, and scholars work on research using large collections of digital/digitised content and computer programs. Academic libraries can play a vital role in DH projects as content providers, experts and networking partners, and many are already doing so. LIBER recently launched a…

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Conference Highlights from LIBER 2017 in Patras, Greece

ხუთ, 03/08/2017 - 17:32

LIBER’s 46th Annual Conference in Patras, Greece brought together over 300 research library professionals from 33 countries, and stimulated discussions on critical topics such as copyright reform, open science and the future of scholarly communication. In addition to the highlights below, you are welcome to browse through all of the presentations, videos, photos and #liber2017…

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Passing The Torch: Thanks to Dr Ann Matheson and Welcome Mr John MacColl as Secretary-General

ხუთ, 03/08/2017 - 11:08

At LIBER’s 2017 Annual Conference in Patras, we thanked Dr Ann Matheson for her outstanding dedication and work as Secretary-General and welcomed Mr John MacColl — University Librarian and Director of Library Services at the University of St Andrews — as our new Secretary-General. It was no small task to thank Dr Ann Matheson for her…

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Valentino Cavalli Joins LIBER as EU Open Science Projects Officer

სამ, 11/07/2017 - 18:09

LIBER is pleased to welcome Valentino Cavalli to the team as our EU Open Science Projects Officer. Valentino will be responsible for the management of projects addressing Open Science, Scholarly Communication and Research Data Management issues, including Research Infrastructures, starting with EUDAT and the EOSCPilot. His duties primarily concern the development and implementation of stakeholder…

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Developing a Value-Based Metrics Framework for the Humanities and Social Sciences

ხუთ, 29/06/2017 - 13:52

The Challenge For too long, a large and growing battery of metrics are being applied in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) that are based on the practices of more scientifically oriented scholarship or on simply what is possible for our technologies to measure. The collective challenge and responsibility of evaluators, especially within an HSS…

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Copyright Reform For Education: LIBER Gives The Library View

სამ, 27/06/2017 - 13:28

Last week, MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE) hosted a debate focusing on copyright reform for education and LIBER’s Copyright Working Group was there to speak on the needs of research libraries within this context. The one day seminar, which was organised by Communia, looked at the type of copyright exception which is needed to support 21st…

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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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