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Two new LIBER Case Studies on Research Data Management Support released

ოთხ, 15/05/2019 - 13:51

LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group has published two case studies showcasing research data management support provided by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the University Library at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The TU Delft case study focuses on the disciplines of design, engineering and technical sciences, while the UiT case…

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Europe’s New Copyright Directive: Golden Opportunity or Missed Opportunity for Libraries and Universities?

სამ, 14/05/2019 - 09:59

As we reported, the new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was passed by Council and Parliament in April. This means it will come into force across the European Union by 7 June 2021. Whether it is implemented well or poorly from a library and research perspective in a particular country is now,…

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REPAIR Data Management Plan

ოთხ, 01/05/2019 - 01:01

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Spotlight on Open Access Monographs: Collecting Stories from LIBER Libraries

ხუთ, 25/04/2019 - 11:38

The transition to Open Access (OA) has accelerated in recent months thanks to international initiatives such as Plan S. Many of the initiatives are, however, focused on journal articles as the dominant format for disseminating research and, in particular, the publishing patterns within fields such as science, technology or medicine. The lack of incentives for…

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European Directive on Copyright Adopted. Where To Next?

ხუთ, 18/04/2019 - 08:17

By LIBER, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), the European University Association (EUA) and SPARC Europe. Following the European Parliament’s adoption of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on 26 March 2019, the Council of Ministers of the European Union…

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Webinar Video: Finding and Reusing Research Data

პარ, 12/04/2019 - 12:43

Sharing research data is a practice that is increasingly encouraged by funders, institutions, and research communities. In this webinar organised by LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group, Kathleen Gregory presented an overview of recent research investigating how researchers and librarians engage in practices of finding, understanding and reusing research data. She provided some tips for…

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Webinar Video: Library Carpentry – Teaching Data Science Skills & Upcoming Instructor Training

პარ, 12/04/2019 - 12:38

With appropriate training, libraries can effectively support the data science needs of their researchers, which is critical for the development of Open Science. In this webinar Christopher Erdmann introduced The Carpentries, a non-profit organisation that trains people in software development and data science skills, and Library Carpentry, a branch of this organisation focused on the…

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LIBER Webinar: Library Carpentry – Teaching Data Science Skills & Upcoming Instructor Training

პარ, 05/04/2019 - 09:42

Nearly all academics use research software and 69% say their research wouldn’t be practical without it. As the use of technology in research increases, libraries have a new and essential role to play. With appropriate training, libraries can effectively support the data science needs of their researchers. This is critical for the development of Open…

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Meet LIBER’s new Community Engagement and Communications Officer

ორშ, 01/04/2019 - 16:01

LIBER is pleased to welcome Martina Torma as its newest team member. As a Community Engagement and Communications Officer, Martina will be responsible for stakeholder engagement activities related to European projects, such as the SSHOC project, and will support the communications and outreach activities of LIBER. Martina has extensive experience in communications and before joining…

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Open Knowledge Librarian

ორშ, 01/04/2019 - 11:41

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New European Copyright Directive: A Detailed Look

პარ, 29/03/2019 - 15:09

On Tuesday this week, the European Parliament voted to adopt the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market by a majority of 348 to 274. The European Council is expected to ratify the Directive next month and —soon after that — it will enter into European Law. Member States will have two years to…

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Explore Citizen Science: Join LIBER’s Newest Working Group

ხუთ, 28/03/2019 - 12:16

Do you work in a library which already carries out some activity in Citizen Science, or are you simply interested in exploring the topic further? LIBER is launching a Citizen Science Working Group so that we can address this important area of work with colleagues across Europe. All staff working in LIBER institutions are welcome…

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LIBER Cautiously Welcomes Copyright Improvements for Libraries

სამ, 26/03/2019 - 16:10

LIBER cautiously welcomes today’s European Parliament vote in favour of new copyright legislation because of the meaningful improvements this brings for education and research. The victory is, however, bittersweet as we remain concerned about the impact of certain aspects of the legislation on information sharing and knowledge creation. The final vote was 348 in favour…

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LIBER Cautiously Welcomes Copyright Improvements for Libraries

სამ, 26/03/2019 - 16:10

LIBER cautiously welcomes today’s European Parliament vote in favour of new copyright legislation because of the meaningful improvements this brings for education and research. The victory is, however, bittersweet as we remain concerned about the impact of certain aspects of the legislation on information sharing and knowledge creation. The final vote was 348 in favour…

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LIBER’s Voting Recommendations on the Digital Single Market Directive

პარ, 22/03/2019 - 17:48

Years of work to reform European copyright legislation will come to a head next Tuesday, when the European Parliament in Strasbourg votes on the Digital Single Market Directive. The proposed Directive, which has been nearly three years in the making, contains many positive developments for Europe’s library, education and research community. However we remain concerned…

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LIBER Webinar: Open Science – Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library

ორშ, 04/03/2019 - 16:50

Embracing Open Science is critical if we are to make science more collaborative, reproducible, transparent and impactful. Open Science undoubtedly has the power to positively influence society, but its implementation is not yet universal. A revolution is required: one which opens up research processes and changes mindsets in favour of a world where policies, tools…

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