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LIBER and EU projects

  1. 1. LIBER and EU projectsWouter SchallierExecutive Director of LIBER (Association of European ResearchLibraries) KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  2. 2. Contents1. Why LIBER and EU projects matter2. LIBER and EU projects3. LIBER4. Q&A KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
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  5. 5. Image: Cern/Maximilien Brice Image: NASAKB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  6. 6. It’s all about laaaaaarge amounts of data “Data are no longer considered as interim products to be discarded once the research reporting them is published. Rather, they have become important sources of scholarly content to be used and re-used.” Borgman, The role of libraries in e-science Raw data from a central Pb+Pb event for 40 rows of the Main TPC Image: KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  7. 7. This is e-science! Sharing Use and re-use Using internet as a vehicle Distribution over many networked computers/people to analyse the data/make the data usable Transparency New expertise: data journalism, data managers, data scientists, data librarians etc. KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  8. 8. Opportunities for data exchange Data sharing is  smart: it is efficient, avoids duplication, stimulates the advancement of science  about transparency: it allows re-analysis  about enrichment: it adds value to traditional publications  rewarding: requirement for publicly funded research Roles and responsibilities: researchers, publishers, funders, libraries and data centres KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  9. 9. Making data usable/useful Data description and identification Organisation Data protection, privacy regulations, ethical issues Visualisation Interpretation Preservation Persistent link between publications and datasets Integrated search KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  10. 10. Making data usable/useful (2) Validation and peer review of data Data quality and integrity Interoperability Repositories Control over correct usage Selection Data publication Citation… KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  11. 11. APARSEN project of excellence in digital preservation A forum for discussion with other stakeholders (researchers, publishers, data managers, funding, private sector) in digital preservation Shared European vision/framework: Blue Ribbon Task Force, LIFE, Planets, CASPAR, SHAMAN etc. Awareness raising + tools for implementation Roles and responsibilities, business models KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  12. 12. LIBER’s contribution to APARSEN A huge network of research libraries Linked through a common strategy where e-science and DP are crucial Some of them with a lot…others with less expertise Keen to take up their roles in a European e-science infrastructure KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  13. 13. Europeana Libraries: what’s in for LIBER? Making content available through Europeana which is currently missing:  Research libraries  Underrepresented countries  Google Books  Theses and dissertations (DART Europe)  Open-access journal articles (DOAJ) KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  14. 14. Europeana Libraries : what’s in for LIBER?(2) Aggregation Dissemination Business planning and sustainability  TEL as a service open to research libraries KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  15. 15. Europeana Travel Theme: Travel and Tourism in Europe Partnership of 8 National Libraries 8 European research libraries – co-ordinated by LIBER Output will be 3 million digitised pages of text Along with digitised photographs, postcards, drawings, archives, manuscripts, glass negatives and maps OAI-compliant aggregator to harvest metadata from research library repositories and make it available to Europeana KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  16. 16. MedOANet (under negotiation with EC) Co-ordination of Open Access strategies, policies and structures at the national and regional Member State level Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Turkey Online ‘Mediterranean Open Access Tracker’ KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  17. 17. “Making the case for European research libraries” LIBER = the largest network of European research/academic libraries: 420 institutions, from over 40 countries Mission: to represent and promote the interests of European research/academic libraries  Formulate a European strategy for research libraries  Knowledge sharing and dissemination, fostering partnerships  Advocacy and lobbying KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  18. 18. Strategic areas 2009-2012 KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011
  19. 19. Thank you! Questions/comments? Visit us at the KB: Wouter, Susan Reilly, Carmen Morlon KB Trainees, The Hague, 18 May 2011