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EOSCpilot & LIBER Webinar: Ethical Issues & Skills in the European Open Science Cloud

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 10:34

The implications of ethics and private/sensitive data are often underappreciated and misunderstood. At the same time, the European Open Science Cloud requires both researchers and service providers to have a high degree of awareness and competence on these topics. Policies covering ethical issues should not be an add-on but a key element of research practice…

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LIBER Welcomes Final Copyright Directive Text

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 16:46

LIBER welcomes news that negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council have agreed a final compromise text for the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The proposed Directive, which has been nearly three years in the making, contains many positive developments for Europe’s library, education and research community. Notably, it…

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A New Copyright Directive: Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater!

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 17:40

The EU draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is reaching the end game. In the run up the European elections in May this year, the Commission, Council and Parliament are having to agree the final wording of this new Directive. As reported by LIBER recently two articles remain extremely controversial – Article…

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Open Access Working Group: Statement on Plan S guidelines

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 14:00

The recently published guidance for the implementation of Plan S offers welcome new details on how full and immediate Open Access to research publications would be achieved under this new initiative. As LIBER stated in September, when Plan S was first announced, we fully support the ambitions of Plan S. It aligns with LIBER’s 2018-2022…

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