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European Directive on Copyright Adopted. Where To Next?

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 08:17

By LIBER, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), the European University Association (EUA) and SPARC Europe. Following the European Parliament’s adoption of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on 26 March 2019, the Council of Ministers of the European Union…

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Webinar Video: Finding and Reusing Research Data

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 12:43

Sharing research data is a practice that is increasingly encouraged by funders, institutions, and research communities. In this webinar organised by LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group, Kathleen Gregory presented an overview of recent research investigating how researchers and librarians engage in practices of finding, understanding and reusing research data. She provided some tips for…

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Webinar Video: Library Carpentry – Teaching Data Science Skills & Upcoming Instructor Training

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 12:38

With appropriate training, libraries can effectively support the data science needs of their researchers, which is critical for the development of Open Science. In this webinar Christopher Erdmann introduced The Carpentries, a non-profit organisation that trains people in software development and data science skills, and Library Carpentry, a branch of this organisation focused on the…

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LIBER Webinar: Library Carpentry – Teaching Data Science Skills & Upcoming Instructor Training

Fri, 05/04/2019 - 09:42

Nearly all academics use research software and 69% say their research wouldn’t be practical without it. As the use of technology in research increases, libraries have a new and essential role to play. With appropriate training, libraries can effectively support the data science needs of their researchers. This is critical for the development of Open…

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Meet LIBER’s new Community Engagement and Communications Officer

Mon, 01/04/2019 - 16:01

LIBER is pleased to welcome Martina Torma as its newest team member. As a Community Engagement and Communications Officer, Martina will be responsible for stakeholder engagement activities related to European projects, such as the SSHOC project, and will support the communications and outreach activities of LIBER. Martina has extensive experience in communications and before joining…

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New European Copyright Directive: A Detailed Look

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 15:09

On Tuesday this week, the European Parliament voted to adopt the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market by a majority of 348 to 274. The European Council is expected to ratify the Directive next month and —soon after that — it will enter into European Law. Member States will have two years to…

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Explore Citizen Science: Join LIBER’s Newest Working Group

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 12:16

Do you work in a library which already carries out some activity in Citizen Science, or are you simply interested in exploring the topic further? LIBER is launching a Citizen Science Working Group so that we can address this important area of work with colleagues across Europe. All staff working in LIBER institutions are welcome…

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LIBER Cautiously Welcomes Copyright Improvements for Libraries

Tue, 26/03/2019 - 16:10

LIBER cautiously welcomes today’s European Parliament vote in favour of new copyright legislation because of the meaningful improvements this brings for education and research. The victory is, however, bittersweet as we remain concerned about the impact of certain aspects of the legislation on information sharing and knowledge creation. The final vote was 348 in favour…

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LIBER Cautiously Welcomes Copyright Improvements for Libraries

Tue, 26/03/2019 - 16:10

LIBER cautiously welcomes today’s European Parliament vote in favour of new copyright legislation because of the meaningful improvements this brings for education and research. The victory is, however, bittersweet as we remain concerned about the impact of certain aspects of the legislation on information sharing and knowledge creation. The final vote was 348 in favour…

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LIBER’s Voting Recommendations on the Digital Single Market Directive

Fri, 22/03/2019 - 17:48

Years of work to reform European copyright legislation will come to a head next Tuesday, when the European Parliament in Strasbourg votes on the Digital Single Market Directive. The proposed Directive, which has been nearly three years in the making, contains many positive developments for Europe’s library, education and research community. However we remain concerned…

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LIBER Webinar: Open Science – Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 16:50

Embracing Open Science is critical if we are to make science more collaborative, reproducible, transparent and impactful. Open Science undoubtedly has the power to positively influence society, but its implementation is not yet universal. A revolution is required: one which opens up research processes and changes mindsets in favour of a world where policies, tools…

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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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