January 28, 2022

Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) Launches Open Science Roadmap


2018-07-03_11-49-35Open Science undoubtedly has the power to positively influence society. It can make science more collaborative, reproducible, transparent and impactful.

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)
DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1303001

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.