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LIBER 2021 Online: Call for Papers

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 17:38

The Call for Papers for LIBER’s 2021 Annual Conference Online from 23 to 25 June, is now open. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 18 January 2021. In view of the ongoing health crisis because of COVID-19, we have decided to host our Annual Conference Online for the second consecutive year. Guidance and conference topics are outlined…

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LIBER 2020 Online: Annual Conference Survey Results

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 16:46

The year 2020 was an exceptional year for our LIBER Annual Conference. For the first time ever, and as a result of COVID-19, we had to move our 49th conference online. Thank you to everyone who joined us in this new virtual endeavour and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on…

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3 Dec. 2020 – Webinar: Measuring the Impacts of Curatorial Actions on Research Data Reuse at ICPSR

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 23:06

Funding agencies and academic journals have recently shifted policies surrounding research data sharing. This push toward open science is intended to advance discoveries along with the evaluation, replication, and verification of results. While these policies encourage data sharing and suggest archives for data deposit, they do not provide guidance for the curation of data. What…

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30 Nov. 2020 – Webinar: New challenges and leading into the Post-COVID-19 Recovery for Research Libraries

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 22:57

This webinar is the second part of the 2-webinar series “Leadership in Times of Crisis” organized by LIBER Leadership Programmes Working Group.COVID-19 has created a new reality for leaders. They had to address the discomfort and fear caused by the pandemic overnight and think creatively of solutions in the moment of crisis. Research Libraries, like other…

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24 Nov. 2020 – Webinar: Using IIIF to share, open, and enrich your collections

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 20:15

A lot of libraries use the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) to publish and share their collections. But how can you use the existing IIIF resources to not only publish your collections, but to also share, open and enrich them? The speakers of this webinar will share their best practices around working with IIIF in…

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4 Dec. 2020 – Panel Discussion: Research Libraries & COVID-19 – Impact & Plans for the Future

Fri, 13/11/2020 - 18:20

December 4, 2020 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Amsterdam) In October 2020, LIBER launched a survey on ‘The State of Research Libraries During COVID-19: How Can LIBER Support You?’ The survey is set to map and assess the impact of COVID-19 on research libraries throughout Europe thus far, as well as to help libraries prepare…

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Reading List: Researcher Needs in Digital Humanities

Wed, 28/10/2020 - 13:02

This summer the ‘Building Relationships’ strand of the LIBER Digital Humanities Working Group has been exploring the theme of ‘researcher needs in digital humanities’, asking how libraries know what these needs are, and how we can meet them. This has involved considering area such as potential engagement activities for digital humanities services; how libraries work…

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OCLC-LIBER OS Series: Don’t miss these great follow-up posts from the discussions.

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 11:58

OCLC and LIBER are in the middle of an Open Science Discussion series that is going on until 5 November. There is one more webinar Citizen Science: OCLC-LIBER Small Group Discussion taking place on 29 October. On 5 November there will be a round-up session and there’s still place for you to register.   In the…

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25 Nov. 2020 – Webinar: FIM Principles & Recommendations for Libraries

Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:50

Access to online library resources can be quite complex. Patrons normally have easy access when signed on to a campus network but when working from other locations — as modern work patterns often demand — the same patrons are increasingly asked to ‘log in to their institution’. This process can release identifying information.   Known…

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30 Nov. 2020 – Webinar: New challenges and leading into the Post-COVID-19 Recovery for Research Libraries

Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:49

Monday, November 30, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Amsterdam)   This webinar is the second part of the 2-webinar series “Leadership in the Times of Crisis”.   COVID-19 has created a new reality for leaders. They had to address the discomfort and fear caused by the pandemic overnight and think creatively of solutions in…

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23 Nov. 2020 – Webinar: How are Research Libraries leading in the times of COVID-19?

Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:22

This webinar is the first part of the 2-webinar series “Leadership in the Times of Crisis”.   COVID-19 has created a new reality for leaders. They had to address the discomfort and fear caused by the pandemic overnight and think creatively of solutions in the moment of crisis.   Research Libraries, like other organizations, are…

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Mid-Term Event Postponed to 2021

Tue, 13/10/2020 - 14:44

To all LIBER members, In case you haven’t heard, the Mid-Term event that was scheduled for 3-4 December 2020 has been postponed. This decision was taken by the Executive Board in liaison with the local organisers, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As envisioned the Mid-Term event would be a very interactive and dynamic event and this format…

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Applying Data Science in Libraries: Join Our New Working Group

Thu, 01/10/2020 - 11:43

LIBER is launching a new working group to explore and promote library engagement in applying data science and analytical methods in libraries, taking into account all kinds of processes and workflows around library collections and metadata as well as digital infrastructures and service areas.   Why is Data Science in Libraries needed? Libraries are data-rich environments,…

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24 Sept.-5 Nov. 2020 – OCLC & LIBER: joint discussion series on Open Science

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 13:02

DUBLIN, Ohio, 22 September 2020—OCLC and LIBER announced today the launch of a discussion series on Open Science through webinars and discussion groups from 24 September-5 November. The series, based on the LIBER Open Science Roadmap, will help guide research libraries in envisioning the support infrastructure for Open Science (OS) and their role at local,…

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SSHOC Workshop: Putting Data Protection Into Practice: The GDPR and the DARIAH ELDAH Consent Form Wizard 13 Oct. 2020

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 17:36

13 October, 10 AM CET. There are a number of data protection issues that humanities’ and social sciences’ researchers encounter in their work. Examples of these include scientific events where photos and videos are taken, but also surveys and other research activities involving human participants. For many of these activities, researchers have to obtain legal…

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26 Oct. 2020 – SSHOC Webinar: Introducing the newly launched EMM Survey Registry 26 Oct. 2020

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 17:28

26 October, 2PM CET. In June 2020, SSHOC and the COST Action ETHMIGSURVEYDATA launched the beta version of the EMM Survey Registry: a free online tool that will display survey-level metadata for over 800 surveys on ethnic and migrant minorities’ (EMMs’) integration from over 30 European countries. This webinar will discuss the development of the…

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SSHOC Webinar: Sharing Datasets of Pathological Speech 14 Oct. 2020

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 17:21

  14 October, 2PM CET. Corpora and datasets of pathological speech are hard to get simply because they are hard to share. In this webinar we will present and explore several alternatives for sharing such sensitive data. The webinar is interesting for all who struggle with sharing and obtaining similar types of data. Registration: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EF54DB87884C3C…

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21 Oct. 2020 – Discussion: Copyright and Open Licensing – What have we learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic? 21 Oct. 2020

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 16:59

21 October, 11AM CET. Online Discussion:   In March 2020,at the height of the global lockdown, UNESCO estimated that more than 1.5 billion students in 193 countries were affected by closures in schools and universities. Teaching and learning had to  move off-campus and online overnight.  With libraries suddenly closed in many countries, access to many…

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Survey on Open Research in Europe: have you voiced your opinion yet?

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 17:37

Later this year, the European Commission will launch the ‘Open Research Europe’ (ORE), an open-access publishing platform for Horizon 2020 beneficiaries. ORE will offer rapid publication of a wide range of article types without editorial bias. All articles will benefit from transparent peer review and will be published under an open license.    ORE is…

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Call for Speakers

Tue, 08/09/2020 - 16:02

LIBER and Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS) are co-organising a series of five online workshops that will bring together EOSC Stakeholder groups that represent end-users and intermediaries/trainers, research/academic libraries and researchers. The topics that will be covered during include Architecture, FAIR data, Landscape, Rules of Participation, Sustainability and Skills and Training. We welcome applications from those…

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