LIBER 2024 Programme*

State-of-the-art libraries in the service of science and society

 

*Please note – the online programme is preliminary and subject to changes. 

01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Senate Building CUT

LIBER Executive Board Meetings*

[LIBER Appointments Committee Meeting/ LIBER Finance Committee Meeting]

*By invitation only

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Senate Building CUT

LIBER Executive Board Meetings*

[LIBER Appointments Committee Meeting/ LIBER Finance Committee Meeting]

*By invitation only

02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
TBA

LIBER Working Groups & other meetings

*By invitation only

08:00 AM
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Registration is open

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Andreas Themistocleous Building

Coffee Break for all workshops

11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos & Andreas Themistocleous Buildings

Pre-conference workshops continued

12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Foyer Andreas Themistocleous Building

Newcomer Session

12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Andreas Themistocleous Building

Lunch

12:45 PM
12:45 PM - 01:15 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Opening Ceremony

01:15 PM
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Opening Keynote Speech – Constantia Constantinou

*See “Keynote Speakers” for details
02:05 PM
02:05 PM - 02:15 PM
Senate Building CUT

Conference Picture

02:20 PM
02:20 PM - 02:50 PM
Andreas Themistocleous Building

Coffee Break

sponsored by Elsevier
02:20 PM
02:20 PM - 06:30 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos & Andreas Themistocleous Buildings

Professional & Poster Exhibition

03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 1 - Charting the Field of Artificial Intelligence for Research Libraries I

Session 1 Abstracts
  • 1.1) AI Augmented Library – Leading Institutional Generative Artificial Intelligence Delivery - Masud Khokhar, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 1.2) Getting Academic Library staff up-to-speed on Artificial Intelligence - Beate Granström, Chalmers University Library, Sweden and Helena Schmidt Burg, Gothenburg University Library, Sweden
  • 1.3) Bridging the Semantic Gap: Innovations in AI-driven Access to Czech Digital Libraries - Filip Jebavý, Moravian Library in Brno, Czech Republic and Filip Kersch, Library of Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 2 - Claiming Community Ownership of Scholarly Communication

Session 2 Abstracts
  • 2.1) Unexpected but welcome: Leveraging repositories as Open Access platforms for scholarly books - Iva Melinščak Zlodi, University of Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia
  • 2.2) Building our Open Access Future: Empowering libraries to find solutions to sustaining community-led open infrastructures - Joanna Ball, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Denmark and Suzanne Tatham, University of Southampton Library, United Kingdom
  • 2.3) SCOAP3, 10 years of Open Science global partnership, challenges and opportunities - Anne Gentil-Beccot, CERN, Switzerland
03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 3 - Developing Collections in Advanced Technological Environments

Session 3 Abstracts
  • 3.1) Encountering digital collections: Understanding and developing innovative interactions - Andrew Corrigan, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 3.2) RKD Research, the digital hub for art historical research - Reinier van ’t Zelfde and Astrid Verheusen, RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Netherlands
  • 3.3) Unlocking Cultural Heritage: How the Onassis Library Embraces Technology to Connect with Society - Vasiliki Gerontopoulou and Nikos Sideris, Onassis Foundation – Onassis Library, Greece
03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 4 - Establishing Responsibility on Measurements, Metrics, and Rankings

Session 4 Abstracts
  • 4.1) Understanding and measuring the impact of Open Science on French academic libraries - Madeleine Géroudet, University of Lille - ADBU, France
  • 4.2) Small streams make big rivers: monitoring Open Science locally - Laetitia Bracco, University of Lorraine, France
  • 4.3) Fostering co-responsibility for open metadata quality to evaluate and monitor Open Science - Alicia Fátima Gómez, IE University, Spain and Cristina Huidiu, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
04:35 PM
04:35 PM - 05:30 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

LIBER Strategy Plenary Session

06:45 PM
06:45 PM - 10:30 PM
Aphrodite Hills

Conference Dinner*

*See “Social Events” for details
08:00 AM
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Registration is open

08:30 AM
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos & Andreas Themistocleous Buildings

Professional & Poster Exhibition

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Keynote Speech – Frank Scholze

*See “Keynote Speakers” for details
09:50 AM
09:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 5 - Embedding Equity and Diversity in Daily Operations

Session 5 Abstracts
  • 5.1) Improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Postgraduate Research at the British Library and Beyond - Alice Marples, The British Library, United Kingdom
  • 5.2) Practical interventions in collection acquisition, description, and presentation to foster a more inclusive library environment at VU Amsterdam - Michèle Meijer and Esther Nijland, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 5.3) Current state and next steps for strengthening and enhancing repositories in Europe - Eloy Rodrigues, OpenAIRE, Greece
09:50 AM
09:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 6 - Evaluating the Impact of Open Science on Research Libraries

Session 6 Abstracts
  • 6.1) Digital infrastructure for a scalable exchange of sensitive and proprietary usage and impact metrics across public and private stakeholders - Ursula Rabar, OPERAS, Switzerland
  • 6.2) Academic library efforts and user perspectives on the discoverability of scholarly open access publications: the Dutch state of the field - Titia van der Werf, OCLC, The Netherlands
  • 6.3) Research libraries at the forefront: empowering Open Science decision making with the OpenAIRE Graph - Giulia Malaguarnera, OpenAIRE
09:50 AM
09:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 7 - Innovating on the Use of Library Spaces

Session 7 Abstracts
  • 7.1) Exploring the Opportunity Space for a Collection Wall - Alice Bodanzky and Douglas McCarthy, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 7.2) S(h)elf reflection: How we brought the print book back into the library space - Anouk Nuijten, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 7.3) Developing state-of-the-art 18th century and 21st century libraries at Trinity College Dublin - Helen Shenton, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
09:50 AM
09:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 8 - Providing Platforms of Interaction with Society

Session 8 Abstracts
  • 8.1) Connecting Cities and Universities: Libraries’ role in Citizen Science Pilots of Urban Sustainability - Sebastian Harnacker, Vienna University of Technology Library, Austria and Phoebus Panigyrakis, Library Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 8.2) Activating collaboration between researchers and society: the VERA platform - Caroline Delmazo, OPERAS, Portugal
  • 8.3) Implementing BESPOC For Citizen Science Central Services in the Baltic Region - Tiberius Ignat, SKS Knowledge Services, Germany and Liisi Lembinen, University of Tartu, Estonia
11:25 AM
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM
Andreas Themistocleous Building

Poster Session & Coffee Break

12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Sponsor Strategy Update - Casalini Libri: Openness and collaboration: key strategies for the future

Moderator: Dóra Gaálné Kalydy, Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Presenter: Michele Casalini, CEO, Casalini Libri

Over the last half century, perhaps more than ever, libraries have seen, and adapted to, changing times, changing trends and changing technology and faced new challenges posed by the digital transition. This strategy update discusses how Casalini Libri has also evolved – and continues to do so - in its role as bibliographic agency and specialist intermediary, alongside an international library community, providing expert collection development support in selecting and proposing quality content to libraries, as well as advocating for the needs of libraries and representing their voice with academic publishers from across Europe. As academic libraries adapt, innovate and even rebrand, using names such as Learning Centers, Learning Commons, and Information Services, to pave the way for the future in the ever-changing landscape of higher education, this update focuses on Casalini Libri’s efforts in the realisation of a new level of collaboration and exchange of expertise as the essential foundation for partnership, working together with libraries, consortia and publishers for bringing into practice innovative bibliographic management environments functional to preserve and unlock cultural heritage for the future, and to facilitate the widest possible discovery of, and access to, research content for a worldwide community.

12:50 PM
12:50 PM - 01:50 PM
Andreas Themistocleous Building

Lunch

02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Panel Session I: Consortia of Academic Libraries: Good Practices, Common Challenges and Opportunities for Transnational Collaboration

Abstract
Moderator: TBC
Panellist:
  • Efstathios Mavrotheris, Cyprus Academic Libraries Consortium (CALC), Open University of Cyprus (OUC), Cyprus
  • André Dazy, Couperin Consortium, France
  • Lia Ollandezou, HEAL-Link Consortium, Greece
  • Ramon Ros, Consortium of Services for the Catalan Universities (CSUC), Catalonia, Spain
  • Tatjana Timotijevic, Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition (KoBSON), Serbia
03:05 PM
03:05 PM - 03:35 PM
Andreas Themistocleous Building

Coffee Break

sponsored by scite
03:40 PM
03:40 PM - 04:40 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Panel Session II: New approaches to measuring prevalence and impact of Open Science

Abstract
Moderator: Masud Khokhar, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Panellist:
  • Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, PLOS, United Kingdom
  • Nick Sheppard, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Laetitia Bracco, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Rachel Bruce, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), United Kingdom
04:45 PM
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Meeting of Participants (Annual General Meeting of LIBER; open to all delegates)

06:30 PM
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Old Carob Mill Museum

Conference Reception*

partly sponsored by EBSCO
*See “Social Events” for details
08:00 AM
08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Registration is open

08:30 AM
08:30 AM - 01:45 PM
Tassos Papadopoulos & Andreas Themistocleous Buildings

Professional & Poster Exhibition

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 9 - Charting the Field of Artificial Intelligence for Research Libraries II

Session 9 Abstracts
  • 9.1) From Overwhelm to Insight: How JSTOR’s AI Tool Empowers Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Beth LaPensee and Javanica Curry, ITHAKA / JSTOR, The United States of America
  • 9.2) TerrA Incognita: methods of using AI tools in Croatian and Slovenian research libraries user education programs - Nikica Gardijan, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • 9.3) Multilingual Capabilities of AI-Driven Research Assistants: Investigating the Precision of Retrieval of Non-English Language Searches - Reysa Alenzuela, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 10 - Fostering Leadership for Independence, Sustainability, and Progress

Session 10 Abstracts
  • 10.1) Transforming Te Tumu Herenga: A Library’s journey toward inclusivity, equity, and indigenous empowerment - Hester Mountifield, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 10.2) Excellent libraries, virtuous leaders? A comparative exploration of state-of-the-art ethical excellence in research libraries - Stephen Town, University of York, United Kingdom
  • 10.3) Nurturing Vision, Nurturing Future - Tereza Smilauerova, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 11 - Managing Responsibly Research Data

Session 11 Abstracts
  • 11.1) Long live the knowledge! Proper metadata and how it is created with URN and other persistent identifiers - Riitta Koikkalainen and Ulriika Vihervalli, National Library of Finland, Finland
  • 11.2) From Theory to Practice: Embedding RDM Competencies into Data Management Plans - Jukka Rantasaari, University of Turku, Finland
  • 11.3) Roadmap for Planning National RDM Expert Education – Finland’s Approach - Anne Sunikka, Aalto University, Finland and Manna Satama, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tassos Papadopoulos Building (1st & 2nd floor)

SESSION 12 - Connecting with the Young Researchers

Session 12 Abstracts
  • 12.1) An Open Access Toolkit for faculties: an ongoing case study from Utrecht University Library - Chiara Livio, Utrecht University Library, The Netherlands
  • 12.2) A guide for research libraries to engage youth in research - Anne Kathrine Overgaard and Thomas Kaarsted, University Library of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • 12.3) Revitalizing spaces: redefining the role of the library and librarians at the University of Debrecen - Edit Görögh, University of Debrecen, Hungary
10:35 AM
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Andreas Themistocleous Building

Coffee Break

11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Keynote Speech – Jacob Sherson

*See “Keynote Speakers” for details
12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

LIBER Awards Session

12:20 PM
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Sponsor Strategy Update - Clarivate: Bringing Academic AI to Life: From Theory to Library Practice

Moderator: Andreas Brandtner, Vienna University Library, Austria
Presenter: Guy Ben Porat, VP, Academic AI, Clarivate

Join us for an insightful session as we explore Clarivate’s strategy in bringing Academic AI to life. Discover how our Academic AI Platform is revolutionizing scholarly research by leveraging artificial intelligence. Learn about the innovative features of Web of Science Research Assistant (WoS-RA) and Web of Science Research Intelligence (WoS-RI) and their impact on library practices. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead in the evolving landscape of academic intelligence.

12:50 PM
12:50 PM - 01:10 PM
Amphitheatre Tassos Papadopoulos Building

Conference Closing Ceremony

01:20 PM
01:20 PM - 02:20 PM
Andreas Themistocleous Building

Lunch

02:30 PM
02:30 PM -

Social Programme (optional)*

*See “Social Events” for details
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Full Day Excursion – Social Programme (optional)*

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53rd LIBER Annual Conference