May 19, 2022

Video Recording: “Open Science – Inspiring Cultural Change in Your Library (LIBER Webinar)

The video embedded below of an Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) webinar was recently shared on YouTube. The webinar took place on March 26, 2019. 

Webinar Description

Embracing Open Science is critical if we are to make science more collaborative, reproducible, transparent and impactful. Open Science undoubtedly has the power to positively influence society, but its implementation is 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 but first they must convince their own leaders and wider community of the value of Open Science.

In this webinar, speakers from Stockholm University Library — Wilhelm Widmark (library director) and Sofie Wennström (analyst) — describe how they advocated for new ways of thinking and doing, and how they mobilised their community, in order to build a new future reality.

In addition, Iryna Kuchma of the FOSTER project presents the practical training resources which FOSTER offers to support the process of cultural change.

Webinar Aims

  • To share practical advice on inspiring cultural change with library directors and staff;
  • To introduce training resources from the FOSTER project;
  • To provide ways of measuring the impact of cultural change efforts.

Slides from the webinar are available here

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.