Hosted by Senate House Library, Imperial College London,
LSE Library and UCL Library Services, London, UK
Welcome from the
President of LIBER
It is my great pleasure to welcome all Conference guests to the 44th LIBER Annual Conference in London in 2015. I trust that your time in London will be inspiring, informative and enjoyable. I would like to encourage you to network with your European colleagues!
Welcome from the London Local Organising Committee
As chair of the Local Organising Committee for LIBER 2015, I am delighted to welcome all LIBER delegates to London. LIBER 2015 is a collaboration between a number of academic libraries in London who have a long tradition of working side by side – the University of London and Senate House Library, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and the LSE (London School of Economics).
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Registration is now closed for LIBER 2015
Unable to attend LIBER 2015?
- Advocacy workshop on Copyright Reform for Text & Data Mining
- Libraries and research data: Towards a new leadership role
- Digitisation of newspapers in European libraries
- OpenAire2020 workshop on gold open access
- The state of the art in image recognition
- DARIAH-EU and the Digital Humanities
- SPARC Europe Workshop: Open Access policy and training in Europe
LIBER 2015 Conference theme: Towards open science
The library role in open science
It is clear that libraries have a key role in enabling open science and apparent that libraries will have to show leadership, adapt how they measure impact and deliver services, and partner with other stakeholders in order to fulfil this role.
This conference invites papers that address these issues, explore the movement towards open science practice and policies, and provide examples of how libraries are acting as enablers and identifying and addressing key challenges related to implementing open science principles.
Foundations of open science
Dan Gezelter of OpenScience.org defines open science as underpinned by the following broad principles:
- Transparency in experimental methodology, observation, and collection of data
- Public availability and reusability of scientific data.
- Public accessibility and transparency of scientific communication.
- Using web-based tools to facilitate scientific collaboration.
– from What, exactly, is Open Science?, 2009
“Open Science broadly describes science carried out and communicated in a manner which allows others to contribute, collaborate and add to the research effort, with all kinds of data, results and protocols made freely available at different stages of the research process” – Introduction to RIN / NESTA Open Science case studies, 2010
Our conference keynote speakers will inform and inspire delegates. For LIBER 2015 we have invited leading voices to share their expertise in open access, intellectual property, government and funder policy, and scholarly communication
Catriona MacCallum is currently Senior Advocacy Manager at PLOS, a Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE and a member of the Board of OASPA (the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association).
Dr. Ress is Director of Information Society Projects at Knowledge Ecology International.
She is an active participant at the World Intellectual Property Organization's meetings of the Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights, and the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) working groups on intellectual property and information society.
Dr. Martin Paul Eve is a Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London.
Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government and Head of the Government Office for Science in the UK, Sir Mark Walport also Co-Chairs the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and has undertaken independent reviews for the UK Government on the use and sharing of personal information in the public and private sectors.
Jean-Claude Burgelman is presently Head of Unit Science Policy, Foresight and Data in DG RTD. He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies - IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005.