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OpenCitations, DOAB and OAPEN and PKP latest services to earn SCOSS recommendation

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 18:59

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is calling on the international scholarly community to support three vetted and vital open infrastructure services. The services are: The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), a digital directory of peer reviewed Open Access books and Open Access book publishers; and Open Access Publishing in European…

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Job Opening: Are You LIBER’s New Training Coordinator?

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:46

NOTE: This position is now filled. Please see our Jobs page or follow @libereurope to learn about future opportunities. LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national and special libraries to support world-class research. Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is involved in a range of funded projects…

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LIBER and Communia Launch Joint Guidelines on Text and Data Mining

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 17:42

Today LIBER and Communia are releasing detailed guidelines on the implementation of the Digital Single Market Directive. LIBER has specifically worked to develop the guidance related to text and data mining, as covered in Articles 3 and 4 of the Directive. The LIBER-Communia guidelines come in addition to detailed library guidelines on the Digital Single…

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LIBER Strategy Update: 2019 Year In Review

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 14:17

With 2020 just around the corner, we want to reflect on the achievements of this year and highlight what we’ll deliver in the months ahead. In 2019, we fulfilled our mission of enabling world-class research and worked towards our strategic goal of Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age in many ways.  We celebrated in…

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LIBER 2019: Annual Conference Survey Results

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 13:00

Thank you to everyone who participated in our feedback survey for LIBER’s 2019 Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland. The main findings are presented here. We’ll use your feedback to improve LIBER 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia on 24-26 June 2020 at the University of Belgrade. Presentations and recordings from LIBER 2019 can be found here. Key findings…

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Wanted: Members for LIBER’s New FIM4L Working Group

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 12:42

Are you working in a LIBER library? Would you like to help develop a library policy for federated authentication which protects user privacy and grants access from any location, while still offering libraries and publishers enough scope to control access as needed? If so, please consider joining LIBER’s newest Working Group: FIM4L (Federated Identity Management…

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LIBER Asks Research Libraries to Support SCOSS Funding Call for SHERPA RoMEO

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 14:28

As Europe’s largest association of research libraries, LIBER backs Open Access and wants it to become the main form of Scholarly Communication in 2022.  We acknowledge that this goal cannot be achieved without the robust and viable support of certain key infrastructures. LIBER is therefore collaborating with SCOSS (the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science…

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Digital Single Market Directive – Articles 8-11: Checklist for Determining When The Exception for Mass Digitisation of Out-of-Commerce Works Can Be Used

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 13:12

Articles 8-11 of the Digital Single Market Directive introduce a ‘hybrid exception’ to copyright. The exception allows libraries and other cultural heritage institutions to digitise and place their published and unpublished out-of-commerce (OOC) works online — once these works have been ‘advertised’ for at least six months on the EU Intellectual Property Office’s website, in…

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Webinar Video: Overview and Implementation of Europe’s New Copyright Legislation

Wed, 20/11/2019 - 13:59

What does Europe’s new Copyright Directive mean for your library?  In this webinar, LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters working group reviews the key points of the Directive, expanding on the points in this blog post.  The implementation of the Copyright Directive on a national level is also discussed. This is critical because all European Directives set high-level…

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LIBER 2020: Call for Papers

Mon, 18/11/2019 - 14:59

The Call for Papers for LIBER’s 2020 Annual Conference in Belgrade from 24 to 26 June, is now open. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 13 January 2020. Guidance and conference topics are outlined in detail below. For more information about the conference, please see the LIBER 2020 website. Building Trust With Research Libraries  “In the nonstop…

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Webinar Video: Data Curation From A Practical Perspective

Mon, 18/11/2019 - 13:04

There are many guides, checklists and workshops that address the services and skills needed for effective data curation. However, what researchers think they need, and our assumptions about what they need in a real-world data situation can often be very different. Every institution has an infrastructure with unique challenges, and every discipline has its own…

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Webinar Video: Digital Preservation Opportunities & Challenges Ahead

Fri, 08/11/2019 - 17:23

There has been tremendous growth in the amount of digital content created by libraries, publishers, cultural institutions and the general public. While there are great benefits to having content available in digital form, digital objects can be extremely short-lived unless proper attention is paid to preservation.  In this webinar, taking place on World Digital Preservation Day,…

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Webinar Video: Generating Metadata With AI – Experience of the National Library of the Netherlands

Fri, 08/11/2019 - 17:17

While librarians have been describing books manually for decades, several libraries are now experimenting with methods to automatically create metadata.  Thanks to the growing volume of publications in electronic format, and the increase of artificial intelligence (AI) applications such as machine learning, there is a growing possibility for computers to interpret electronic texts and assist…

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Experiment & Innovate: ‘Open A GLAM Lab’ Book Launched

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 14:47

We are very happy to share the launch of the Open a GLAM Lab book: a freely-available publication which shares the experiences of 16 global ‘Labbers’ from across the globe. It introduces readers to everything they need to know about setting up, maintaining and innovating a GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum) organisation through a…

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A View of Plan S from the International Alliance of Research Library Associations

Thu, 24/10/2019 - 12:48

The member organisations of IARLA — LIBER, ARL, CARL, CAUL and RLUK — welcome moves towards an open access environment for journal articles and aligned funder policies to achieve this. We are therefore supportive of the overall objectives of Plan S as published by cOAlition S. We note the iterative nature of the Plan S Guidance…

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Job Opening: Events & Partnership Manager

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 11:29

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. As part of a planned expansion, LIBER will launch new services and events in 2020. We are therefore looking for an experienced Events & Partnership Manager who can…

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Job Opening: Training Coordinator

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 18:20

LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national and special libraries to support world-class research. Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is involved in a range of funded projects addressing the barriers on the path towards Open Science. As our new Training Coordinator, you will take the lead…

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Copyright Webinar Series: Participate in National Implementation of the New Directive

Tue, 01/10/2019 - 11:41

Are you a librarian or academic? Want to make sure your country has copyright laws which benefit research? If so, join our webinar series on the Digital Single Market Directive. During three sessions on 22 October, 4 and 19 November, our Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group will share knowledge on the new Directive so…

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