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The Open Science Cafe at the Open Science Fair

პარ, 20/10/2017 - 19:25

In order for open science to happen, it is important to get out of your own bubble and connect to stakeholders with different interests in science, policy, research workflows and infrastructures. That is why LIBER hosted an Open Science Cafe at the Open Science Fair in Athens last September. The initiative was organised together with…

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LIBER presents at Open Acces Belgium Event

ორშ, 09/10/2017 - 13:32

The Open Access Week presents opportunities worldwide to promote Open Access. On 23-24 October 2017, Open Access Belgium organises the Open in order to advance science conference, with a two-day programme addressing the benefits that can be realised by making scholarly outputs openly available. Valentino Cavalli, EU Open Science Projects Officer at LIBER will kick-start the event…

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The Story Behind LIBER’s Five Principles for Open Access Negotiations With Publishers

პარ, 06/10/2017 - 18:16

LIBER recently published Five Principles for libraries to use when conducting Open Access negotiations with publishers. These principles are meant to be understood as a minimum requirement when libraries or consortia have to negotiate new licensing deals, and the aim of the Principles is to create more opportunities to publish Open Access material. The Principles were…

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Meet LIBER’s Two New Executive Board Members

ხუთ, 05/10/2017 - 16:15

LIBER is proud to announce that two new library professionals — Agnès Ponsati Obiols, Digital Library and Information Systems Director at the Spanish National Library and Bertil Dorch, Director of the University Library of Southern Denmark — have joined our Executive Board. Agnès Ponsati Obiols Agnès Ponsati Obiols joined the Spanish National Library in September as their Digital…

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LIBER Signs Open Letter Calling for a Revised Text and Data Mining (TDM) Exception

სამ, 26/09/2017 - 13:06

Twenty organisations, including LIBER, have signed an open letter to European lawmakers calling for changes to a proposed Text and Data Mining exception. Coordinated by the European Alliance for Research Excellence, the letter asks Members of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) in the European Parliament and Deputy Permanent Representatives of the 28 Member States to…

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Copyright Reform: Help Us Ensure an Effective TDM Exception!

ორშ, 25/09/2017 - 14:02

Research libraries are closely watching the European Commission’s current work to reform copyright legislation because libraries and their users will be directly impacted by any changes to the law. Particularly interesting for libraries is a proposed new exception for Text and Data Mining (TDM) but numerous issues related to this potential exception still need to…

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Dear LIBER 2017 Delegates, Speakers and Organisers: Thank You!

სამ, 19/09/2017 - 11:31

This letter of thanks comes from LIBER President, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen. On behalf of LIBER’s Executive Board, I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our 2017 Annual Conference. Over 300 of you cleared your schedules and travelled considerable distances to join us in Patras, Greece. It was a pleasure to welcome you…

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Dear LIBER 2017 Delegates, Speakers and Organisers: Thank You!

სამ, 19/09/2017 - 11:31

This letter of thanks comes from LIBER President, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen. On behalf of LIBER’s Executive Board, I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our 2017 Annual Conference. Over 300 of you cleared your schedules and travelled considerable distances to join us in Patras, Greece. It was a pleasure to welcome you…

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Top 10 Presentations from LIBER 2017

სამ, 19/09/2017 - 11:16

Our 2017 Annual Conference in Patras, Greece was a great success, largely thanks to the informative and thoughtful presentations given by professionals from LIBER libraries across Europe and our broader global library community. After the conference, we asked all delegates to share their opinions via a survey. Using the results of the survey, we’ve compiled…

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Top 10 Presentations from LIBER 2017

სამ, 19/09/2017 - 11:16

Our 2017 Annual Conference in Patras, Greece was a great success, largely thanks to the informative and thoughtful presentations given by professionals from LIBER libraries across Europe and our broader global library community. After the conference, we asked all delegates to share their opinions via a survey. Using the results of the survey, we’ve compiled…

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This is what Europe can do to Stimulate Text and Data Mining

ხუთ, 14/09/2017 - 15:27

Text and data mining – using algorithms to analyse content in ways that would be impossible for humans – is shaping up to be a vital research tool of the 21st century. But Europe lags behind other parts of the world in adopting these new technologies. The FutureTDM project has just concluded its’ two-year EC-funded research…

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This is what Europe can do to Stimulate Text and Data Mining

ხუთ, 14/09/2017 - 15:27

Text and data mining – using algorithms to analyse content in ways that would be impossible for humans – is shaping up to be a vital research tool of the 21st century. But Europe lags behind other parts of the world in adopting these new technologies. The FutureTDM project has just concluded its’ two-year EC-funded research…

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LIBER Signs Open Letter To Halt Potentially Harmful Copyright Reform

ხუთ, 07/09/2017 - 15:34

LIBER has signed an open letter directed at the EU’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), in an attempt to stop recent EU copyright reform developments which threaten Open Access and Open Science. In the letter, LIBER and 14 other organisations express particular alarm at the potential impact of Article 11, which relates to Ancillary Copyright, and Article…

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Open Access: Five Principles for Negotiations with Publishers

ხუთ, 07/09/2017 - 11:57

LIBER, Europe’s leading association of research libraries, presents Five Principles for libraries to use when conducting Open Access negotiations with publishers. The principles are based on the experiences of LIBER libraries in the past two years, and aim to guide libraries and consortia as they shift from a reader-pays model (subscription licensing) to an author-pays…

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Joining LIBER Means Embracing Our Mission and Values

სამ, 29/08/2017 - 18:11

For nearly 50 years LIBER has been the voice of Europe’s research libraries, working for the benefit of our institutions, their staff and researchers. Throughout the years, our Mission and Values have been a key part of who we are: driving our work on a daily basis and informing our long-term strategy. Because of the…

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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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