May 21, 2022

European Association of Research Libraries (LIBER) Releases 2018-2022 Strategy

The new strategy released today is titled, “Research Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age — into action. ”

From the European Association of Research Libraries (LIBER):

Three Strategic Directions are at the heart of our Strategy, positioning research libraries as Platforms for Innovative Scholarly Communication, Hubs for Digital Skills & Services and Partners in Research Infrastructure. Activities under each direction will provide direct support to LIBER’s network of 400+ libraries.



In 2022, we see the research landscape as one where:

  • Open Access is the predominant form of publishing;
  • Research Data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR);
  • Digital Skills underpin a more open and transparent research life cycle;
  • Research Infrastructure is participatory, tailored and scaled to the needs of the diverse disciplines;
  • Tomorrow’s cultural heritage is built on today’s information

We have set up Working Groups to cover key topics related to our Strategy:

Direct to Full Text Strategy Document
12 pages; PDF

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