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Webinar Video: Open Science Skilling & Training Programmes Across Europe

ორშ, 03/08/2020 - 17:01

From 2018-2020, LIBER’s Working Group on Digital Skills surveyed and interviewed colleagues across Europe to identify examples of good practice in Open Science skilling and training programmes. The case reviews have been gathered and published on Zenodo and highlight the many different approaches taken to Open Science upskilling across Europe. The case studies describe the…

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Webinar Video: Citizen Science At Universities: Trends, Guidelines and Recommendations

ორშ, 03/08/2020 - 16:27

A number of European recommendations – including the LERU’s advice paper “Citizen Science at Universities: Trends, Guidelines and Recommendations” – highlight the importance of creating a single point of contact for citizen science within the institution. In this webinar, organised by LIBER`s Citizen Science Working Group, four speakers share what they are doing to devise…

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Diamond OA Survey Available

სამ, 28/07/2020 - 14:49

cOAlition S is conducting an Open Access Diamond, Diamond OA, survey with the aim to explore new and shared non-commercial publishing models for Open Access. The survey is dedicated to gaining in-depth understanding of open access journals that don’t charge author fees. These journals are also referred to as the diamond model: journals that are free to…

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LIBER’s response to the German consultation on the Digital Single Market Directive

ორშ, 27/07/2020 - 19:38

LIBER has submitted its response to the German consultation to adapt copyright law to the requirements of the Digital Single Market. In its proposal focussing on the mass digitisation and making available out-of-commerce works (Art 8-11), LIBER directs its concerns towards two specific items. The first is the lack of clarity in the draft as…

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Open Research Europe: New Publishing Platform for H2020 Research

ხუთ, 23/07/2020 - 16:20

Introducing Open Research Europe: A new publishing platform launched by the European Commission. The platform will provide all Horizon 2020 beneficiaries and their collaborators with an easy, high-quality venue to publish Horizon 2020 funded research at no cost and in full compliance with the Commission’s open access policies. The launch of the platform is planned…

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Research Under Pressure: Impact of Covid-19 Through A Librarian’s Eyes

პარ, 17/07/2020 - 11:32

Covid-19 has left research libraries scrambling to support a swift and unprecedented switch to digital teaching. The transition to fully online learning has exacerbated existing problems, namely a lack of appropriate copyright legislation (as LIBER flagged in April), and sky-high prices for digital textbooks.  To highlight the problems faced by librarians, LIBER’s Copyright & Legal…

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LIBER Supports cOAlitionS ‘Rights Retention Strategy’ to Ensure Open Access to Publicly-Funded Research

ხუთ, 16/07/2020 - 15:55

The Association of European Association of Research Libraries (LIBER) applauds the cOAlition S announcement of a Rights Retention Strategy: a move which will allow authors to retain copyright to their work and, at the same time, will accelerate progress towards LIBER’s goal of Open Access as the predominant form of scholarly publishing by 2022. Under…

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Job Opening: Executive Assistant

პარ, 10/07/2020 - 16:34

Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national and special libraries to support world-class research. To contribute to the implementation of the strategy, LIBER is looking for an Executive Assistant who can support our team, the Executive Board and the Executive Director. The…

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Update on Call for Urgent Copyright Action to Support Distance Learning & Research

პარ, 10/07/2020 - 15:47

Three months ago we highlighted the need for urgent action from governments, publishers and authors, so that online teaching and learning in the wake of Covid-19 can be properly supported. Sadly, little action has been taken to deal with the fact that books located in libraries cannot be accessed remotely. Few key players have reacted to…

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Help Libraries Find a Role in Innovative Peer Review: Join Our New Working Group

პარ, 10/07/2020 - 12:24

LIBER is launching an Innovative Peer Review Working Group with two key aims: to explore a wide spectrum of challenges in the peer review field and to understand how research libraries can further facilitate the progressive elements of scholarly communication system. Why Is Innovation in Peer Review Needed? We believe that scholarly communication should embrace…

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Reading List: Text Recognition for Digital Collections

ოთხ, 08/07/2020 - 13:48

Optical character recognition (OCR) and handwritten text recognition (HTR) are processes most libraries are familiar with when digitising (large volumes of) text. The automated software recognises characters, which are then available for e.g. keyword search and computational analysis. The rise of machine learning applications saw a corresponding rise in HTR and improvements in OCR quality. …

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Job Opening: Communications Manager

პარ, 03/07/2020 - 08:42

Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national and special libraries to support world-class research. Due to the departure of the current position holder, LIBER is looking for a Communications Manager who can lead the drafting, implementing and measuring LIBER’s communication activities, and…

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Congratulations to Cécile Swiatek and Dr Adam Sofronijevic: New LIBER Executive Board Members

ხუთ, 25/06/2020 - 18:21

During LIBER’s 2020 Meeting of Participants, held as part of our LIBER 2020 Online Annual Conference, two Executive Board members were appointed. In this blog post you can read about our new Board members and other changes to LIBER’s leadership. New Executive Board Members The two people appointed by a vote of LIBER Participants to…

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Just Launched: Library Buildings In Europe Website

ორშ, 22/06/2020 - 13:43

Are you planning a new library building project?  Are you looking for inspiration? Help? Advice? LIBER and the LIBER Architecture Group (LAG) have today launched Library buildings in Europe, a website dedicated to inspiring and supporting anyone working on a library building project – a new building, an extension, a renovation, or a reworking of…

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Why Do Measures Fluctuate? Metrics Report – Guidelines for Talking to Management

შაბ, 20/06/2020 - 22:44

LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group has published a new report for those based in libraries who are trying to address challenges of metrics in relation to research with senior management. The report highlights common pitfalls when discussing metrics as well as new approaches — DORA, the Leiden Manifesto, the Metric Tide —being adopted by certain…

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Welcome Iris Buunk, LIBER’s Newest Team Member!

შაბ, 20/06/2020 - 22:11

LIBER is pleased to welcome Iris Buunk as the newest member of the team. As a Community Engagement and Communications Officer, Iris will be responsible for stakeholder engagement activities related to European projects SSHOC, INOS and reCreating Europe, and will support the communications and outreach activities of LIBER. Iris has extensive experience in knowledge sharing…

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LIBER’s 2019-2020 Annual Report

პარ, 12/06/2020 - 13:14

LIBER’s 2019-2020 Annual Report is online! We are delighted to share our activities, progress and achievements for the period June 2019 to May 2020. In the past year, we’ve strengthened network ties, in many ways. For example, by: securing a role for research libraries in EOSC; intensifying our cooperation with the International Alliance of Research…

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LIBER’s 2019-2020 Annual Report

პარ, 12/06/2020 - 13:14

LIBER’s 2019-2020 Annual Report is online! We are delighted to share our activities, progress and achievements for the period June 2019 to May 2020. In the past year, we’ve strengthened network ties, in many ways. For example, by: securing a role for research libraries in EOSC; intensifying our cooperation with the International Alliance of Research…

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FIM4L Working Group Presents to UN Library and Information Network for Knowledge Sharing

ხუთ, 28/05/2020 - 16:26

The Chair of LIBER’s FIM4L Working Group, Jos Westerbeke, was recently invited to present the group’s work on federated authentication with Single Sign-On (SSO) to the United Nations Library and Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (UN-LINKS). UN libraries were interested in the work of LIBER’s FIM4L group because, together, they are actively searching for the…

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LIBER Quarterly: Could You Be Our Next Managing Editor?

ორშ, 18/05/2020 - 13:07

LIBER Quarterly is the peer reviewed, open access journal of LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries.  The journal covers all aspects of modern research librarianship and scientific information delivery. It strives to link Library and Information Sciences (LIS) scholars and research-library practitioners by publishing both theoretical contributions and examples of good practices.  The role…

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