LIBER’s role in supporting
European Research Libraries

          Wouter Schallier
         Executive Director
Overview

   Who we are + mission
   Important changes
   Priorities 2009-2012
   Our activities incl. Annual Conferen...
Who we are

 The largest network of European research
  libraries: almost 400 institutions, from over 40
  countries
 Re...
Mission

 “LIBER represents and promotes the
  interests of research libraries in Europe”
       Efficient information s...
Important changes

 Copenhagen -> The Hague
 Foundation under Dutch law
 Appointment of Executive Director
  responsibl...
Priorities 2009-2012

   Scholarly communication
   Digitisation and resource discovery
   Heritage collections and pre...
New LIBER structure
What we do

 Meetings, conferences, workshops on
  strategic issues
 Advocacy and lobbying
 Sharing professional knowle...
Some of our activities
                           DRIVER                          Damage atlas

                          ...
Annual conference

   http://liber2009.biu-toulouse.fr
 Aim: exchange, discuss, recommend
 Organising committee + Progr...
Upcoming LIBER events

 19-21 October 2009: Digitisation workshop,
  The Hague
  http://www.libereurope.eu/node/391
 29 ...
Keep in touch with LIBER

 Website: www.libereurope.eu
 Mailing list:
   LIBER-ALL (members):
    http://www.jiscmail.a...
Why join LIBER?

 be part of the biggest   network of European library
  professionals

 participate in discussions, act...
Why join LIBER? (2)

 receive a reduced fee        (minimum 25% and up to 50%)
  for all LIBER seminars, workshops and co...
Join LIBER!

 Annual fee:
   350 euro (institutions)

 Application form for membership:
   http://www.libereurope.eu/n...
Thank you! Questions? Suggestions?

           Wouter SCHALLIER
         LIBER Executive Director


       National Librar...
LIBER’s role in supporting European research libraries
LIBER’s role in supporting European research libraries
LIBER’s role in supporting European research libraries
LIBER’s role in supporting European research libraries
LIBER’s role in supporting European research libraries
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LIBER’s role in supporting European research libraries

  1. 1. LIBER’s role in supporting European Research Libraries Wouter Schallier Executive Director
  2. 2. Overview  Who we are + mission  Important changes  Priorities 2009-2012  Our activities incl. Annual Conference  Upcoming activities  Keep in touch with LIBER  Join LIBER!  Thank you/Questions
  3. 3. Who we are  The largest network of European research libraries: almost 400 institutions, from over 40 countries  Research and national libraries, information centres, research centres, archives …  People with a particular interest in strategic issues for European research libraries
  4. 4. Mission  “LIBER represents and promotes the interests of research libraries in Europe”  Efficient information services  Access to research information  Innovation in end user services  Preservation of cultural heritage  Efficient and effective management  Cf. USA: ARL; Canada: CARL; UK: RLUK
  5. 5. Important changes  Copenhagen -> The Hague  Foundation under Dutch law  Appointment of Executive Director responsible of general management  Appointment of Assistant  Revision of strategy and structure of the organisation
  6. 6. Priorities 2009-2012  Scholarly communication  Digitisation and resource discovery  Heritage collections and preservation  Organisation and human resources  Services for LIBER members
  7. 7. New LIBER structure
  8. 8. What we do  Meetings, conferences, workshops on strategic issues  Advocacy and lobbying  Sharing professional knowledge, dissemination of documentation  Publication of position statements  LIBER Quarterly (http://liber.library.uu.nl/)  Fostering partnerships and cooperation
  9. 9. Some of our activities DRIVER Damage atlas Maps LIFE OAI Europeana LIBER Travel Quarterly VAT Quality and Annual Digitisation performance Library Conference Architecture European Library DART- (Digital) Passport Europe Security Preservation Organisation Network and human Copyright PEARL resources SPARC Rare books Europe PARSE Insight
  10. 10. Annual conference  http://liber2009.biu-toulouse.fr  Aim: exchange, discuss, recommend  Organising committee + Programme committee  Innovative and strategic topics  Plenary sessions, break out sessions, posters, networking  2009: Toulouse; 2010: Arhus; 2011: Barcelona
  11. 11. Upcoming LIBER events  19-21 October 2009: Digitisation workshop, The Hague http://www.libereurope.eu/node/391  29 June-2 July 2010: Annual Conference, Arhus (Denmark) - Call for papers/posters (mid October 2009) - Special CEE fund for stimulating participation from Central-Eastern Europe (January mailing 2010)
  12. 12. Keep in touch with LIBER  Website: www.libereurope.eu  Mailing list:  LIBER-ALL (members): http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi- bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=liber-all&A=1  LIBER-NEWS: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi- bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=liber-news&A=1  LIBER Quarterly: http://liber.library.uu.nl/
  13. 13. Why join LIBER?  be part of the biggest network of European library professionals  participate in discussions, activities, collaborations etc. that are relevant to European research libraries  be a partner in projects which LIBER is winning in competitive EU funding applications  contribute to responses and lobbying activities in which LIBER engages at an EU level  contribute metadata records and full-text content to Open Access services (such as the DART-Europe portal of research theses) which LIBER is running on behalf of its membership
  14. 14. Why join LIBER? (2)  receive a reduced fee (minimum 25% and up to 50%) for all LIBER seminars, workshops and conferences for all members of your institution  have voting right in LIBER’s Meeting of Participants and therefore have a voice in the European library landscape  be candidate for election to the LIBER Executive Board  pay a reduced fee for the journal LIBER Quarterly PoD (75 euros instead of 450 euro)
  15. 15. Join LIBER!  Annual fee:  350 euro (institutions)  Application form for membership:  http://www.libereurope.eu/node/200  Call for participation in Steering Committees/ Working groups: soon!
  16. 16. Thank you! Questions? Suggestions? Wouter SCHALLIER LIBER Executive Director National Library of The Netherlands P.O. Box 90407 2509 LK The Hague The Netherlands T: +31 70 31 40 729 F: +31 70 31 40 197 M: +31 6 29 04 79 52 E: wouter.schallier@kb.nl Skype: wouter.schallier W: www.libereurope.eu
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