LIBER’s 47th Annual Conference in Lille, France brought 440 research library professionals together for a week of discussions focused on doing more with Open Science, and on related topics such as metrics, research data management and copyright reform.
- Presentations are on the conference website and in our Zenodo group
- Photos are on LIBER’s Flickr account
- Live stream recordings are being added to the University of Lille website
For those who couldn’t join us in Lille, we present the conference highlights.
1. New LIBER President, Vice President & Board Member
Jeannette Frey, Director of the Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire (BCU) Lausanne, was appointed as LIBER’s 12th President at LIBER 2018.
Her appointment was one of three changes to LIBER’s Executive Board during the 2018 Meeting of Participants. LIBER libraries also appointed Julien Roche, Director of Libraries at the University of Lille, as Vice-President and Lars Burman of Uppsala University Library as a member of the Executive Board. In addition, former LIBER President, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, is now a special advisor to the Board on the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP). Read more.
— LIBEReurope (@LIBEReurope) July 5, 2018
2. Open Science Roadmap Launch
At the start of the conference, LIBER launched its Open Science Roadmap: a practical guide outlining the specific actions libraries can take to champion Open Science, both within and beyond their own institutions. We distributed 650 hard copies of the Roadmap at LIBER 2018, and encourage everyone to download and share it widely. Read more.
It’s here! Our new #openscience Roadmap, full of practical advice to help research libraries do more with Open Science. Drop by the LIBER desk at #liber2018 to pick up a hard copy! https://t.co/vAA9poLRi0
— LIBEReurope (@LIBEReurope) July 3, 2018
3. French National Open Science Plan Launch
It was an honour to have the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, launch France’s National Plan for Open Science at LIBER 2018. The full text of her speech, and the English translation of France’s Open Science plan, are both available on the LIBER website.
4. New Library Leaders
A new set of graduates successfully completed our Emerging Leaders programme. Registration for the next round of this successful two-year leadership course for upcoming library directors will take place towards the end of 2018.
— LIBEReurope (@LIBEReurope) July 3, 2018
5. Focus on Working Groups
At this year’s Knowledge Cafes, we put LIBER’s nine working groups in the spotlight. They have all been working hard, and have recently produced a number of materials and initiatives. For example:
- Job Description Marketplace (Leadership Programmes)
- Data Management Plan Catalogue (Research Data Management)
- Scholarly Metrics Recommendations For Research Libraries: Deciphering the Trees in the Forest (Innovative Metrics)
- Digital Humanities Reading Lists (Digital Humanities & Digital Cultural Heritage)
- LAG Seminar in Vienna (Architecture)
- EU Copyright Reform Webinar (Copyright & Legal Matters)
- Open Access in Practice: Interview with FinELib (Open Access)
- GDPR & What It Means For Researchers Webinar (Research Data Management)
6. LIBER Innovation Award & Best Poster Winners
Of the 40+ parallel talks and 12 posters, three were chosen as winners of the LIBER Award for Library Innovation – an honour initiated by LIBER and supported by OCLC. The winners were:
- Facing the Challenges of Research Data Management: Lessons learnt at KU Leuven Libraries. Jacob Cottyn (KU Leuven Libraries, Belgium); Simon D’haenens (KU Leuven Libraries, Belgium); Ulrike Kenens (KU Leuven Libraries, Belgium); Thomas Vandendriessche (KU Leuven Libraries, Belgium) and Tom Willaert (KU Leuven Faculty of Arts, Belgium).
- Sharing negotiation goals and results with the research community: Finnish experiences. Anu Alaterä (The National Library of Finland, Finland).
Annif: Feeding your subject indexing robot with bibliographic metadata. Osma Suominen (The National Library of Finland, Finland)
— Linda Vidlund (@LVidlund) July 5, 2018
See You Next Year!
We look forward to seeing you all next year in Dublin, Ireland for LIBER 2019 (26-28 June) at Trinity College Dublin.