Research Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age: LIBER Europe Strategy 2018-2022

“The 2018-2022 LIBER Strategy, which will steer LIBER’s development over the next five years, will support LIBER libraries in facing coming changes in the European working environment such as the various initiatives in advancing Open Science. It will also enable research in LIBER organisations to be world class. The leading role of LIBER brings added value to the implementation of the Strategy at a European level. …The term Open Science is not mentioned specifically in the Strategy. Instead, we emphasise innovative scholarly communication and digital skills and services, as well as research infrastructures to enable sustainable knowledge in the digital age…. Our Vision for the research landscape in 2022 is that the role of research libraries will lie in Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age:

• Open Access is the predominant form of publishing;

• Research Data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR);

• Digital Skills underpin a more open and transparent research life cycle;

• Research Infrastructure is participatory, tailored and scaled to the needs of the diverse disciplines;

• The cultural heritage of tomorrow is built on today’s digital information….

Open Access of Research Publications: this theme will encompass developing innovative services on top of the repository network, developments regarding Open Access business models for journals and the role of libraries therein, and the possibilities for libraries as Open Access publishers and innovative publishing…Semantic Interoperability; Open and Linked Data: research libraries are experts in metadata and ontologies and need to take a leadership role and engage with other stakeholders to ensure interoperability and accessibility of content….”

Open Access: Five Principles for Negotiations with Publishers – LIBER

“The principles are based on the experiences of LIBER libraries in the past two years, and aim to guide libraries and consortia as they shift from a reader-pays model (subscription licensing) to an author-pays model based on Article Processing Charges (APC)….”

LIBER Signs Open Letter To Halt Potentially Harmful Copyright Reform – LIBER

LIBER has signed an open letter directed at the EU’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), in an attempt to stop recent EU copyright reform developments which threaten Open Access and Open Science.

In the letter, LIBER and 14 other organisations express particular alarm at the potential impact of Article 11, which relates to Ancillary Copyright, and Article 13, which relates to filtering user-uploaded content, of the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Open Access Funding Pilot: 400+ requests approved, €1 million distributed – LIBER

“LIBER is in charge of running the OpenAIRE FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot.

Approved requests for the FP7 post-grant OA pilot. The pilot recently completed its first year of operation, and has already committed its first €1 million in funding, out of €4 million total. Some results of the work done so far are included in a progress report.”

LIBER | Job Opening: EU Projects Officer at LIBER – LIBER

“Interested in working on everything related to Open Science?! Do you enjoy working in an international and dynamic environment?? Are you aware of recent developments in the research sector? Do you have a talent for working with stakeholders from different countries? Come join the LIBER team. LIBER is looking for a EU Projects Officer, based at our office in the National Library of The Netherlands. LIBER is involved in EU Projects in the areas of open access, copyright and text and data mining, digital heritage, research data management and research data infrastructures. You will be joining a small and international team of highly motivated individuals and must be comfortable working both as part of a team and autonomously. This position is perfect for someone who is passionate about issues relating to Open Science and research libraries and is seeking to build a solid foundation in this area, whilst also building on strong project management skills …”