Its implementation is, however, not yet universal. A revolution is required: one which opens up research processes and changes mindsets in favour of a world where policies, tools and infrastructures universally support the growth and sharing of knowledge.
Research libraries are well placed to make that revolution happen and LIBER, as Europe’s largest network of research libraries, wants to support them in that endeavour. That’s why LIBER has written an Open Science Roadmap outlining the specific actions libraries can take to champion Open Science, both within and beyond their own institutions.
The Roadmap calls for libraries to advocate for Open Science locally and internationally, to support Open Science through tools and services and to expand the impact of their work through collaboration and partnerships. The challenges, opportunities and practical steps which can be taken are explained in the context of seven focus areas:
- Scholarly Publishing
- FAIR Data
- Research Infrastuctures and the EOSC
- Metrics & Rewards
- Open Science Skills
- Research Integrity
- Citizen Science
Direct to Roadmap Document (27 pages; PDF)