• Annual Conference
    Register now for LIBER's 2014 Annual Conference, being held from July 2nd to July 5th in Riga, Latvia!
  • Copyright Consultation:
    Read LIBER's response to the EC consultation on copyright rules.
  • FOSTER project kicks off
    13 partners from eight European countries recently gathered in historic Guimarães, Portugal for the first meeting of the FOSTER project.
 

LIBER Blog

04
Apr
2014
by Susan Reilly
In their report on Text and Data Mining (TDM) for Research commissioned by the European Commission, the independent expert group on TDM call for Europe to reform its legal framework in regards to copyright and database rights in order to ensure the international competitiveness of Europe’s research base. Read more »
12
Mar
2014
by Susan Reilly
In a document prepared to contribute to the European Commission's ongoing discussions on content mining open access publishers outline how simple best practice can overcome any challenges that might arise from increased traffic from caused by content mining. Read more »
26
Feb
2014
by Dan North
Last week, LIBER attended the kick-off meeting for FOSTER. Read more »
21
Feb
2014
by Susan Reilly
This week LIBER was in Portugal for the first project meeting of PASTEUR4OA. Read more »
10
Feb
2014
by Marieke Willems
The FOSTER project, which launched this month, appears in the February issue of Info Today. Read more »
06
Feb
2014
"Content Mining: Why you and I should NOT sign up for Elsevier’s TDM service" is the title of Peter Murray-Rust's latest blog piece. In it he puts Elsevier's newly launched text and data mining service and accompanying policy under the microscope. We have republished an excerpt here. Read more »
22
Jan
2014
by Susan Reilly
Today, the 22nd of January, the League of European Research Universities launched its Roadmap for Research Data in Brussels. The launch was attend by 50 representatives from LERU institutions, organisations working in open data, and the European Commission. Read more »
16
Jan
2014
by Friedel Grant
The European University Institute is currently seeking a new director. Read more »
 

LIBER Office News

 
16
Apr
2014
LIBER is pleased to reveal the programme and Keynote Speakers for its 2014 Annual Conference in Riga, Latvia. Read more »
11
Apr
2014
On foot of an invitation from the Chair of the IFLA Copyright & Legal Matters (CLM) Committee, Victoria Owen, members of the LIBER Copyright Working Group attended the IFLA CLM midterm meeting on the 10th and 11th of April in the Hague. Read more »
31
Mar
2014
In a meeting in Rome on March 20-21, 2014 representatives from several major regional repository networks sat down to develop a strategy to better align their activities. Read more »
28
Mar
2014
In response to the recent launch of Elsevier’s policy on text and data mining, LIBER has produced a discussion paper which analyses the potential impact of the policy, the associated click-through licence, and the API. Read more »
18
Mar
2014
Following on two successful digital curation workshops, LIBER, the National Library of The Netherlands and the Austrian National Library are hosting the 3rd workshop this May in Vienna. Read more »
17
Mar
2014
LIBER has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with EIFL an international not-for-profit organisation that works with libraries in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Read more »
11
Mar
2014
LIBER’s Executive Board recently met at Senate House Library, London, for its annual February Board meeting. Read more »
11
Mar
2014
Registration is now open for LIBER's 43rd Annual Conference. Join us in Riga, Latvia for three days of workshops, talks and discussions around the theme of ‘Research Libraries in the 2020 Information Landscape’. Read more »
 
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