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LIBER’s role in supporting
European Research Libraries

          Wouter Schallier
         Executive Director
Content

   Mission
   Who we are
   What we do
   Some of our activities
   Annual Conference
   Important changes
...
Mission

 “LIBER represents and promotes the
  interests of research libraries in Europe”
       Efficient information s...
Who we are

 Almost 400 institutions, from over 40
  countries
 Research and national libraries, information
  centres, ...
What we do

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

                          ...
Digital preservation

 Scale and complexity of long-term DP and
  access
 Production, dissemination and preservation
  o...
PEARL

 Principal Europeana Aggregator for
  Research Libraries

   To make metadata and data (full text, images
    etc...
Annual conference

   http://liber2009.biu-toulouse.fr
 Aim: exchange, discuss, recommend
 Organising committee + Progr...
Important changes

 Copenhagen -> The Hague
 Foundation under Dutch law
 Appointment of Executive Director
  responsibl...
Strategic questions

 What are our priorities?
 Which services do our members expect?
 What is our role vis à vis other...
Priorities 2009-2012

   Scholarly communication
   Digitisation and resource discovery
   Heritage collections and pre...
New LIBER structure
LIBER events

 17 April 2009: Digital Preservation Workshop
   “Curating Research 2009 - e-Merging New
  Roles and Respon...
LIBER events (2)

 30 June – 3 July 2009: “Innovation through
  Collaboration” - LIBER Annual General
  Conference, Toulo...
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!

 Institutions from Central/Eastern Europe have
  50% reduction on the annual fee!
   175 euro (instead of 3...
Thank you! Questions?

            Wouter SCHALLIER
          LIBER Executive Director


       (National Library of The N...
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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  1. 1. LIBER’s role in supporting European Research Libraries Wouter Schallier Executive Director
  2. 2. Content  Mission  Who we are  What we do  Some of our activities  Annual Conference  Important changes  Priorities 2009-2012  Benefits of membership  Thank you/Questions
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Who we are  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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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 Leadership Network and human Copyright PEARL resources SPARC Rare books Europe PARSE Insight
  7. 7. Digital preservation  Scale and complexity of long-term DP and access  Production, dissemination and preservation of research in Europe  European initiatives and EU policy  The choice for research libraries: do it yourself or rely on trusted third parties
  8. 8. PEARL  Principal Europeana Aggregator for Research Libraries  To make metadata and data (full text, images etc.) of European research libraries more visible  To strenghten the concept of one European digital library  Collaboration with national libraries  TEL as the library aggregator for Europeana
  9. 9. Annual conference  http://liber2009.biu-toulouse.fr  Aim: exchange, discuss, recommend  Organising committee + Programme committee  Innovative and strategic topics  Interaction is key: break out sessions, posters, networking
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Strategic questions  What are our priorities?  Which services do our members expect?  What is our role vis à vis other organisations (SPARC Europe, EBLIDA, IFLA, CENL, CERL…)?  Which internal organisational structure serves our goals best?
  12. 12. Priorities 2009-2012  Scholarly communication  Digitisation and resource discovery  Heritage collections and preservation  Organisation and human resources  Services for LIBER members
  13. 13. New LIBER structure
  14. 14. LIBER events  17 April 2009: Digital Preservation Workshop “Curating Research 2009 - e-Merging New Roles and Responsibilities in the European Landscape”, The Hague  http://www.kb.nl/curatingresearch  17-19 June 2009: Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI6), Geneva  http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?co nfId=48321
  15. 15. LIBER events (2)  30 June – 3 July 2009: “Innovation through Collaboration” - LIBER Annual General Conference, Toulouse, France http://liber2009.biu-toulouse.fr/  19-21 October 2009: Digitisation workshop, The Hague http://www.libereurope.eu/node/391
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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)
  18. 18. Join LIBER!  Institutions from Central/Eastern Europe have 50% reduction on the annual fee!  175 euro (instead of 350 euro)  = less than 15 euro per month!  = less than 0,5 euro per day!  Application form for membership:  http://www.libereurope.eu/node/200
  19. 19. Thank you! Questions? 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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