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  • LIBER MedOANet presentation

    1. 1. LIBERAssociation of European Research LibrariesLluis Anglada - Director of the Consortium ofAcademic Libraries of Catalonia & LIBER BoardMember
    2. 2. What is LIBER?• The largest network of European research/academic libraries: more than 425 institutions, from over 40 countries• LIBERs network is not restricted to the area of the European Union and it covers the whole of Europe• LIBER was founded in 1971. Since 2009, LIBER has had its seat in The Hague (Netherlands)
    3. 3. LIBER’s portfolio of EU projects• Content • Europeana Libraries = Aggregation of research library content • Europeana Newspapers = Adding newspaper content to Europeana• Infrastructure • APARSEN (Digital Preservation Best Practice Network) = Common vision for digital preservation: trust, sustainability, usability, access • ODE (Opportunities for Data Exchange) = Explores libraries role in linking data to publications and in supporting data exchange • AAA study (Authentication, Authorisation, Accounting) = A researcher passport- facilitating seemless access and reuse, overview of RI landscape• Policy: MedOANet
    4. 4. • www.europeana-libraries.eu• www.europeana-newspapers.eu• http://www.ode-project.eu/• www.alliancepermanentaccess.org• https://confluence.terena.org/display/aaastudy
    5. 5. LIBER’s strategy 2013-2015Key Performance Areas:Scholarly Communications & Research InfrastructuresReshaping the Research LibraryAdvocacy & Communications
    6. 6. OA in the LIBER’s strategy 2013-15• By 2015, LIBER will: • Enrich the student experience by providing services and resources that meet the changing profile and increasingly high expectations of learners based in LIBER institutions • Engage new audiences, using the best of its collections, expertise and spaces • Strengthen its partnerships with the EU, European University Associations and cognate library organisations and consortia • Build on LIBER’s work in Scholarly Communication to construct research infrastructures which serve LIBER members • Increase its advocacy activity on behalf of European research and national libraries to the EU, LIBER member institutions, research funders, sponsors • Help build a workforce in LIBER member institutions whose skills continue to keep pace with change
    7. 7. Strategic goals• To transfer the mission of research libraries into the digital world and re-position the research library as a key actor in the digital knowledge infrastructure• To enable the research library to become a central point-of- contact for researchers and faculty in the area of scholarly publishing and research data management at institutional level for all academic disciplines
    8. 8. LIBER’s vision• Research Infrastructures (RIs) and Scholarly Communication relate closely to each other, as RIs support changes in Scholarly Communication• Issues for LIBER • Scholarly Communication • Research Infrastructures (RIs) • New roles for the research (and national) libraries
    9. 9. Scholarly Communication issues• Open Access • green • gold• Managing transition • combining licensing with OA • creating and implementing new business models• Linking research publications to research data and learning materials,• Creating repository networks (such as DART)
    10. 10. Research infrastructures issues• Repositories • institutional • disciplinary• Digital collections • Digitalized (heritage) collections • Digital born collections• Research data (big data)
    11. 11. New library roles for research (and national)libraries• Library roles in Research Infrastructures (RIs) and Scholarly Communication, support: • Access, use and re-use • Interoperability and standards • Metadata, authorities, ontologies • Preservation • Usage statistics, research profiles, etc. • Develop new skills for librarians
    12. 12. It is important to bring differentstakeholders together• key projects, initiatives and organisations such as • OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus, • COAR, • Knowledge Exchange; SPARC-Europe,• researchers and disciplinary research infrastructures• university organisations • EUA, LERU, COIMBRA...• funders on the European and national level • EC, ERC, EuroScience etc.
    13. 13. DART-Europe• is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.• Help to provide researchers with a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs),• Participate in advocacy to influence future European e- theses developments.• Is a networking forum on ETD issues.
    14. 14. DART• DART-Europe E-Theses portal • www.dart-europe.eu• 307.264 Open Access theses (as of 10th of July 2012) • 24 European countries • 432 Universities• A LIBER service for members (Association of European Research Libraries)
    15. 15. Open Access to research theses• Theses freely available in Open Access are more heavily used than paper equivalents• Example: Dublin City University, 2009• 518 consultations of paper theses• 16,212 downloads for the equivalent digital theses See: Hill, R. and Moyle, M. (2010) http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/19955
    16. 16. CreditsSome slides are reused from presentations by:• Dr. Paul Ayris (UCL)• Susan Reilly (LIBER)Nicely blended for Medoanet attenders by• Marieke Willems (LIBER)• Lluís Anglada (CBUC) Thanks for your attention

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