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Introducing LIBER’s Linked Open Data Working Group

სამ, 22/05/2018 - 17:54

If Linked Open Data and semantic interoperability are current topics of interest for your library, come discuss and learn more about these topics via LIBER’s new Linked Open Data Working Group. The group, chaired by Matias Frosterus of the National Library of Finland, aims to produce a set of guidelines, best practices, and tools for…

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Webinar Video: GDPR & What It Means For Researchers

სამ, 22/05/2018 - 10:54

How does Europe’s new GDPR legislation relate to research data management? A recent LIBER webinar, run by our Research Data Management Working Group, looked at this question with input from speakers Maria Rehbinder (Senior Legal Counsel at Aalto University and Certified Information Privacy Professional)  and Marlon Domingus (Data Protection Officer at Erasmus University Rotterdam). The webinar…

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Open Access in Practice – FinELib Speaks About Transparency and Publisher Negotiations

სამ, 15/05/2018 - 13:20

One of the primary goals of LIBER’s Open Access Working Group is 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). This shift is an international…

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Webinar Video: Turning FAIR Data Into Reality

ორშ, 07/05/2018 - 12:22

What role can the library community play in supporting the adoption of FAIR data practices? In April 2018, LIBER’s Research Data Management group hosted a webinar Turning FAIR Data Into Reality — Progress and Plans from the European Commission FAIR Data Expert Group. Simon Hodson, Executive Director of CODATA and Chair of the European Commission’s…

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LIBER President Joins DORA Board

პარ, 04/05/2018 - 10:26

LIBER’s President, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, has joined the advisory board of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA was created as a way of addressing the need to improve ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties. Its advisory board oversees the strategy of DORA and its…

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Sharing & Learning From Each Other: A Very Successful First Meeting of LIBER’s DH & DCH Working Group

სამ, 24/04/2018 - 12:09

On Tuesday 10 April 2018, about 20 members of LIBER’s Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group convened in the KB, National Library of the Netherlands. The working group, set up in the summer of 2017, wants to create a knowledge sharing network within LIBER libraries and this first meeting was organised to contribute…

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LIBER Leads Organisation of Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

პარ, 13/04/2018 - 19:35

From the 18th to the 20th of April, 30 researchers and research support professionals from across Europe will come together in Barcelona. Here they will participate in the FOSTER open science trainer bootcamp. This intense three-day training event, will equip them with the skills to give training on open science to researchers in their own institutions.…

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Want The Benefits of AI? Adopt A Robust TDM Exception!

ხუთ, 12/04/2018 - 16:57

If Europe wants to maximise the benefits of Artificial Intelligence, it needs to also adopt a robust Text and Data Mining Exception. That is the message to the European Commission from 23 organisations, including LIBER. The letter, which can be downloaded here, acknowledges the potential of AI, machine learning and data analytics to contribute to…

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LIBER Joins Call For A Better TDM Exception

სამ, 27/03/2018 - 18:11

Today 28 organisations, including LIBER, have signed a letter calling for an improved Text and Data Mining Exception which will support research and innovation in Europe. The letter, which can be downloaded here, was sent to the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI). The signatories include universities, technology companies, startups and scaleups, libraries, scientific and…

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Join Our Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group

ხუთ, 22/03/2018 - 10:43

Is your research library actively working on topics such as copyright and the implications of incoming GDPR regulations? Would you like to share your expertise in this area with other library professionals across Europe? If so, then please consider joining LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group. Currently the group is focused on advocacy related…

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Introducing the Digital Skills Working Group

პარ, 09/03/2018 - 17:01

Today we’re pleased to introduce LIBER’s newest working group, focusing on Digital Skills for Library Staff & Researchers.  Group co-chairs Cecile Swiatek and Susanne Dalsgaard Krag explain what the group will be focusing on, and how you can get involved. What will the group focus on? There’s a growing skills gap being faced by libraries,…

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IARLA Develops Values Statement

ხუთ, 08/03/2018 - 15:48

The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) — a collaboration between LIBER, the Association of Research Libraries, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and Research Libraries UK (RLUK) — has released a values statement which reaffirms longstanding library values, and those that make research libraries unique. The statement…

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A Digital Humanities Reading List: Part 4

ხუთ, 08/03/2018 - 13:17

LIBER’s Digital Humanities & Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group is gathering literature for libraries with an interest in digital humanities. Four teams, each with a specific focus, have assembled a list of must-read papers, articles and reports. The recommendations in this article (the fourth and last in the series) have been assembled by the team…

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LIBER’s 2017 Year In Review

სამ, 06/03/2018 - 16:46

In 2017, LIBER worked with some 430 research libraries to fulfill our mission of Enabling World Class Research. We shared knowledge, inspired library leaders and improved access to information. It was a year for new initiatives Launching our 2018-2022 Strategy: Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age Starting a new Working Group for Digital Humanities & Digital…

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