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Which role can research libraries in a European e-science infrastructure?
E-science and digital preservation are crucial parts of the 2009-2012 strategy of the European Research LIbraries. They offer great opportunities for research libraries for getting involved in the research and education environment from the very start of data creation. Digital Preservation should not be done for its own sake but as a way to valorise knowledge (use and re-use). We have to break the walls between all stakeholders in digital preservation (libraries, datacentres, researchers, publishers). Research institutes need librarians with a good understanding of modern research, with an ability to bring the library’s services into the researcher’s environment and integrate data sharing and curation in the researcher’s workflow. We need researchers with good understanding of information and curation matters.