LIBER Annual Conference 2016
Ensuring access to knowledge has always been at the heart of the mission of research libraries. In the digital age, and with the growth of Open Science, this implies not only preserving and providing access to content but also opening up new pathways to interacting with and creating knowledge.
1) Content and Processes
Working ever more closely with researchers throughout the research life cycle to encourage and help them to open up their research process and to make both their outputs and methodologies available during and beyond the life of a research project, libraries are moving from curation to creation and workflows.
Engaging in user-led development of services, and a trend towards the creation of shared services as well as developing new methods and opportunities for user engagement.
3) Legal & Ethical
Keeping abreast of emerging legislative developments and considering how to act responsibly to address ethical issues in making data open. Opening up new pathways to knowledge and knowledge creation can also have legal and ethical implications related to copyright and data protection.
4) Space & Experimentation
Rethinking library spaces (physical and virtual) to open up opportunities for experimentation and the visualisation of data, and leveraging e-infrastructure to support collaboration and sharing across borders and disciplines.
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3rd LEARN Workshop: Make research data management policies work
The 3rd LEARN workshop on Research Data Management, “Make research data management policies work”, is the third of five international conferences within the EU-funded project, LEARN (Leaders Activating Research Networks).
LEARN Workshops are designed to encourage all stakeholders – research funders, organisations and decision makers, researchers, library and IT staff – to explore their roles and responsibilities in the process of developing policies for Research Data Management. The workshop in Helsinki will present the work carried out by the project and provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of advice, ideas and views in the effective implementation of RDM policies.
The 3rd LEARN workshop will be held the 28th of June, the day before the Annual LIBER Conference.
LIBER ELPUB 2016: Opening Up the Collection – Reuse & Publishing
LIBER’s Digital Collections Working Group, the DFG-Project “Future Publications in the Humanities” and DARIAH-EU are organising a workshop Opening Up the Collection – Reuse & Publishing at the ELPUB Conference 2016.
The workshop (see the programme) will focus on the reuse and dissemination aspects within the life cycle of complex digital collections serving as sources for scientific use. It aims to bring citizen scientists, researchers, publishing initiatives and collection experts together in order to discuss the organisational, socio-economic and technical aspects of the reuse scenarios ‘dissemination and publication’ of complex digital collections.