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 …”