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Webinar Video: TU Delft’s Data Stewardship Project

პარ, 14/09/2018 - 16:42

Helping researchers to effectively manage, archive and share their data can be challenging. TU Delft believes that in data management there tend to be very few (if any) one-size fit all solutions. In addition, centralised support does not always find its way to all the departments and faculties. Therefore, there is a need to offer…

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European Copyright Reform: How Did We Get Here & What Happens Next?

პარ, 14/09/2018 - 16:30

There has been significant media coverage of the vote in the European Parliament last week on a revised Copyright Directive. Off the back of the mixed results, we (LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group) thought it appropriate to summarise where we stand in the process leading up to a new European Directive on copyright…

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European Research & Innovation At Risk After Copyright Vote

ოთხ, 12/09/2018 - 17:04

The European Parliament today voted to approve proposed changes to copyright reform. LIBER welcomes improvements which will help libraries to better preserve, digitise and share their collections but remains deeply concerned that a lack of support for critical technologies such as Text and Data Mining (TDM) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) imply a bleak future for…

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LIBER Libraries: Urge Your MEPs to Support Libraries in the Copyright Vote

ორშ, 10/09/2018 - 14:48

The European Parliament will hold a critical vote on the draft copyright directive on Wednesday. It may be last time the details of the Directive are discussed in an open and transparent way. LIBER is therefore asking its libraries to contact their Members of the European Parliament and encourage them to vote in support of…

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LIBER Supports New Plan to Make Open Access A Reality By 2020

სამ, 04/09/2018 - 13:30

As a long-standing advocate for Open Science, LIBER fully welcomes Plan S: an ambitious new initiative from national public research funders and the European Commission to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.  Under PlanS, all research which has been funded by a coalition of 11 national public research funders (cOAlition S)…

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A Mini Survey of Digital Humanities in European Research Libraries

ორშ, 27/08/2018 - 15:20

LIBER’s Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage working group is preparing a survey for the entire LIBER community, to gain a fuller understanding of the DH-world of European research libraries. We’ve been gathering input for this survey in many ways, including by conducting a mini-survey of our own working group members. Their answers both provide…

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Help Improve the Think.Check.Submit. Tool For Selecting Trusted Journals

სამ, 21/08/2018 - 10:26

Are researchers at your institution publishing in trusted journals? Do they know how to check the quality of journals, and select the most appropriate one for publication? Think. Check. Submit. offers guidance and a simple checklist to help researchers with these issues, and now they’re running a short survey. The feedback received will help Think. Check. Submit.…

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Digital Curator

პარ, 20/07/2018 - 14:44

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Open Consultation on FAIR Data Action Plan

პარ, 13/07/2018 - 14:39

LIBER invites community contribution to the Open Consultation on the FAIR Data Action Plan, launched on 11 June 2018 during the second EOSC Summit in Brussels. The FAIR Data Action Plan was produced by the Horizon 2020 Commission Expert Group on Turning FAIR Data into Reality (E03464) with the aim to provide recommendations, indicators and input…

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RETRONEWS: Guiding and Enabling Discovery for All Audiences

ხუთ, 12/07/2018 - 17:15

LIBER sponsor RetroNews recently published an article on the LIBER blog, explaining how RetroNews was created and what it offers to researchers. Now, in the second part of this article, RetroNews explains how they use editorial content to highlight the collections found within the RetroNews collections. While the digitisation, selection, research and development workstreams are essential stages…

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Let’s Build The Skills! LIBER & FOSTER Plus Workshop at LIBER 2018

ხუთ, 12/07/2018 - 16:59

Open science is gaining momentum, and research librarians are starting to invent new digital models, to implement new techniques and to spread a more open culture. In this light, what digital skills do librarians still need to develop? How can we do this, and which materials can help us to train, advocate and practice open…

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France’s National Plan for Open Science

პარ, 06/07/2018 - 01:15

An English translation of France’s new national plan to activate Open Science — presented by the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, at LIBER’s 2018 Annual Conference — is now available. Full text of the Minister’s speech National Plan for Open Science The plan is centered around three key committments: Generalise Open Access To…

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LIBER Welcomes New President: Jeannette Frey of BCU Lausanne

ხუთ, 05/07/2018 - 18:40

At LIBER’s 47th Annual Conference, Jeannette Frey, Director of the Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire (BCU) Lausanne, was appointed as LIBER’s 12th President. She is carrying on the work done by Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen of the National Library of Finland, who served as LIBER President from 2014-2018 and was the first female President in LIBER’s history. “My…

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LIBER 2018 To Open With Launch of France’s National Open Science Plan

სამ, 03/07/2018 - 17:53

The importance of Open Science for the future of academia and society as a whole will be underlined this week when France launches its national plan for Open Science at LIBER Europe’s 47th Annual Conference, being held at the University of Lille (4-6 July). The French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal,…

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LIBER Launches Open Science Roadmap

სამ, 03/07/2018 - 09:18

Open Science undoubtedly has the power to positively influence society. It can make science more collaborative, reproducible, transparent and impactful. Its implementation is, however, not yet universal. A revolution is required: one which opens up research processes and changes mindsets in favour of a world where policies, tools and infrastructures universally support the growth and sharing…

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Scholarly Metrics Recommendations For Research Libraries: Deciphering the Trees in the Forest

ხუთ, 28/06/2018 - 14:43

The use of scholarly metrics is one of the most challenging in the current research field. The proliferation of new models of scholarly communication, the changes in the research assessment field and the extensive use of social media applications have shaken the foundations of traditional metrics paradigms. Open Science — which is at the heart of…

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EOSC Stakeholders Open Consultation: Help Shape the EOSC Rules of Participation!

ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 16:19

The EOSC Stakeholders Open Consultation was launched on June 11th by the High Level Expert Group together with the EOSCpilot project during the 2nd EOSC Summit in Brussels. The High Level Expert Group report Prompting an EOSC in practice discusses the minimum criteria to make the EOSC a viable ecosystem and the rules of participation…

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