An outline of the conference programme is currently available

  • Sunday July 1st – Leadership Seminar
  • Monday July 2nd – Leadership Seminar, board meeting
  • Tuesday July 3rd – Leadership seminar, board meeting, workshops, Steering Committee and  Working Group meetings, registration, guided tour of Lille
  • Wednesday July 4th – conference, workshops, SC and WG meetings, Conference Dinner
  • Thursday 5th – Conference, Conference reception
  • Friday 6th – Conference, guided tour of libraries in Lille
  • Saturday 7th – Excursion

Programme

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Leadership Seminar - Sunday July 1st

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Leadership Seminar - Monday July 2nd

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Leadership Seminar - Tuesday 3 July

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DATA SCIENCE IN LIBRARIES

Research data support in libraries is moving into the mainstream and libraries are stepping up their activities and involvement with research disciplines in various ways. The core business of libraries is typically to provide support on how to access research data and related infrastructures, and to advise on good data management practices (e.g. data management planning). Based on this, libraries may consider to step up their actual involvement in working with research data.

However, this comes with new challenges in terms of available data (science) skills and capacities. The workshop will address the following questions:

  • What kind of data science skills do we need in libraries? (in the context of research support)
  • What approaches have been taken to step up capacity and skills?
  • How successful are training approaches like DS4L, Carpentries (Data, Software), etc.?
  • Are they sustained and expanded after the training?
Additionally, the workshop will provide a report about recent activities of the working group (e.g. a library of data management plans) and the collection of case studies. Draft agenda:

  • 1 keynote presentation on data science in libraries
  • 3-4 practical examples / job profiles
  • Discussion on 3-4 topics in small groups
  • Presentation of results and conclusions

This workshop is organised by The Research Infrastructure Steering Committee and the Research Data Management Working Group.
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DIGITAL HUMANITIES & DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE WORKING GROUP - DIGITAL HUMANITIES IN THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH LIBRARY

During the 2017 LIBER conference in Patras, Greece, the LIBER Digital Humanities & Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group was launched.

One year later, we will use the workshop at LIBER 2018 to present the work done so far and invite participants to join us in thinking about the work we will do in our second, and final, year.

As became apparent in the Patras workshop, many academic libraries share similar questions, experiences and activities when being or becoming active in the field of digital humanities. However, it is sometimes difficult to find your way in the flood of information, just as our users can experience in their research. There is also a lack of use cases from European libraries even though a lot is happening in our network.

The working group has therefore worked towards curating relevant literature and tutorials for libraries in DH working around 4 themes:

1. Enhancement of skills in the field of digital humanities for librarians
2. Cooperation and relationship between libraries and research communities
3. Roles of libraries in digital humanities and awareness raising in academic libraries
4. Recommendations for identifying and establishing policies and profiles regarding digital humanities' portfolios.

We have also gathered use cases from different European libraries (and welcome more!) for our network around the same themes.

From these use cases, we wish to collect more information from libraries not (yet) involved in our working group to create an overview of activities around DH in European libraries with a survey. To ensure we collect all information that is relevant and of interest to the LIBER network, we therefore like to invite you to help think about the questions we should ask in the survey.

The workshop is thus set up in two parts. The first part will be used to present the work the four teams have done in our first year, followed by a coffee break. The second part will be an interactive session in a world café-style. Participants can suggest questions, topics of interest and information for the survey or new use cases.

This workshop is organised by the Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group.
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION COMPLIANCE IN RESEARCH LIBRARIES

In this workshop national Codes of conduct for processing personal data for Research and a Common Code of Conduct for Research in European Research Area will be discussed. We will discuss different legal bases for research use of personal data, namely that the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and data subject consent. We will discuss how the choice of legal base of processing affects the information given to data subjects of research projects. This workshop is organized by Maria Rehbinder, LIBER Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group.
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

OPEN SCIENCE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES: LET'S BUILD THE SKILLS!

Open science is gaining momentum, and research librarians are starting to invent new digital models, to implement new techniques and to spread a more open culture.

But what digital skills do librarians still need to develop? How can we do this? And how can we use the FOSTER materials and initiatives to train, advocate and practice open science?

In this active and collaborative workshop, we will give you some tools and we invite you to think along on how to include open science digital skills in training programmes for librarians and researchers. This workshop is organised by FOSTER and the Digital Skills working group.
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND LIBRARIES AND THE ROLE OF FUNDERS IN THE EUROPEAN OPEN SCIENCE CLOUD

Funders and institutional policies and mandates are essential drivers of Open Science. Institutions and academic libraries are key stakeholders when it comes to the implementation of such policies and integration into researcher's workflows.

Funding bodies, institutions and research libraries represent also key stakeholder groups of the European Open Science Cloud, which are targeted directly from the EOSCpilot project.

This workshop aims to engage with funding bodies, research libraries, institutions and research-producing organisations at large, to raise awareness of the EOSC amongst these stakeholders and to provide opportunities for them to talk with each other on how to promote alignment across local policies and workflows and EOSC policies, workflows and services.

The workshop builds on the outcome of an event focusing on research libraries and institutions in their role as intermediaries of the EOSC, held at the International Digital Curation Conference in Barcelona in February 2018.

This workshop is organised by LIBER as part of the EOSCpilot project.
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SEMANTIC INTEROPERABILITY INITIATIVE FOR LIBER

The concept of semantic interoperability refers to the ability of two systems to exchange data with a shared meaning. This is achieved through quality metadata referring to shared or aligned vocabularies.

The topic is currently gaining significant traction in various domains and the aim of this workshop is to consider the topic as it relates to the interests of LIBER. This workshop has several key goals:

  • Consider the various facets of semantic interoperability and how to tackle them
  • Cultivate co-operation in ensuring semantic interoperability between various LIBER institutions
  • Aligning LIBER's efforts for semantic interoperability with the various other initiatives that are afoot in the library world and the scientific domain
  • Recognize the interoperability possibilities within the wider context of the memory organization sector as well as the public administration

We welcome presentations introducing various initiatives that aim for semantic interoperability. Also of interest are experiences in mapping vocabularies together, the tools used and challenges encountered. Presentations on various resources for semantic interoperability are also welcomed.

Finally, concrete steps for producing a set of best practices for semantic interoperability in the LIBER context will be discussed. This workshop will be organised by Matias Frosterus, Linked Open Data and Semantic Interoperability working group (to be founded).
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LIBRARIES LEADING THE OPEN ACCESS TRANSFORMATION: STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE THE VISION

The aim of the workshop is to give participants a clear understanding of the essential role that libraries have to play in the transformation of scholarly communications.

The aim is also to empower the libraries with key insights in order to develop an action plan to drive the transition towards Open Access through a variety of approaches.

In the first part of the workshop, we will introduce some data-driven strategies for achieving more OA and, in the second part, we will explore approaches in an interactive manner, addressing topics such as OA for e-books, Gold OA journals, as well as the transformation of paywalled journals.

Libraries have the power to lead the way in the OA transformation, and there are many ways to do so! This workshop is planned and organised by the LIBER Open Access Working Group in collaboration with OA2020 .
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND WHAT I DID NEXT: THE INAUGURAL LIBER EMERGING LEADERS ALUMNI NETWORK MEETING

Please note that this pre-conference workshop is only accessible for Alumni of the LIBER Leadership Seminar.

Draft programme

  • 09.00 AM: Arrival and registration, with refreshments, and informal networking.
  • 09:10 AM: Welcome to the event from the Chair of the Leadership and Workforce Development Working Group
  • 09:15 AM: Introductory exercise with participants. Participants will be briefed in advance to summarise a specific leadership challenge they have dealt with since attending the leadership programme, and what skills the programme gave them to deal effectively with that challenge, by way of an "elevator pitch" lasting 2 minutes. Exercise to be facilitated by Roger Fielding.
  • 10.15 AM: Capture and summary of themes from this introductory exercise to inform planning for future Emerging Leaders Alumni Network meetings
  • 10:30 AM: Coffee break 11 AM: Invited speaker on strategic leadership topic, eg, The changing environment for HEIs in Europe and the leadership skills needed to address this now and in the future.
  • 11.40 AM: quick final "feed-forward" exercise on the theme of current leadership issues alumni are dealing with. Participants will be briefed in advance to prepare a topic. The purpose is to relive the energy and buzz of the leadership programme experience. Exercise to be facilitated by Roger Fielding.
  • 12 noon: conclusion and farewells

This workshop is organised by the Leadership and Workforce Development Working Group.
10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

08:00 AM
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Registration

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LIBER Newcomers Session

Is this your first time at the LIBER conference? Is your library new to LIBER? Then this session is for you.

Over the course of one hour you will meet LIBER Executive Director and representatives from our Executive Board . You will learn the ten things everyone needs to know about LIBER and the LIBER Annual Conference.

Finally, to help you make the most of your time at the conference, we'll introduce you to a buddy with extensive LIBER experience. Your buddy can advise you on where to go, and how to relate the experiences and information gathered to your home institution.
04:30 PM
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Knowledge Café

Putting LIBER Strategy into Action: Steering Committees and Working Groups



The afternoon of Wednesday 4 July will feature our Knowledge Café. This fun and dynamic session is where people from across the LIBER community come to connect and share knowledge.

This year's Knowledge Café will focus on LIBER's Steering Committees and Working Groups, and the pivotal role they play in putting the LIBER Strategy 2018-2022 into action.

Join us to find out what these Committees and Groups are working on, the challenges they face and how you can contribute to and benefit from their efforts.
08:00 PM
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Conference Dinner

08:00 PM
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille

Conference Reception

02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Xperium - LILLIAD

Discovery of Xperium

Scientific area of LILLIAD
  • A showcase for everyone dedicated to research findings
  • Promoting and enhancing partnerships between different players: academics and partners involved in technological development
  • An itinerary to discover scientific, interactive, astonishing and fun experiences based upon a unique central theme and multi disciplines (2 years cycle)
02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
LILLIAD

Guided tour of LILLIAD

25 remaining places
03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
LILLIAD

Guided tour of LILLIAD

25 remaining places
03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Sciences Po Lille

Guided tour of Sciencs-Po Library

25 remaining places
03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
University of Lille Health Library

Guided Tour of University of Lille Health Library

25 remaining places
04:00 PM
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
University of Lille Health Library

Guided Tour of University of Lille Health Library

25 remaining places
05:00 PM
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
University of Lille Health Library

Guided Tour of University of Lille Health Library

25 remaining places
02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
University of Lille Humanities Library

Guided Tour of University of Lille Humanities Library

25 remaining places
03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
University of Lille Humanities Library

Guided Tour of University of Lille Humanities Library

25 remaining places
04:30 PM
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
University of Lille Humanities Library

Guided Tour of University of Lille Humanities Library

25 remaining places
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Post-Conference Excursion

Departure by bus from the city centre. Visit to the LAM, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, just near LILLIAD. Packed-lunch, followed by a visit to the Villa Cavrois, in Croix.

The cost/person is estimated at €40 and includes transportation cost, packed-lunch, site guide, tickets to the museum and the villa.