May 17, 2022

Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) Releases First Ever Annual Report

Report covers period from June 2018 to May 2019.


We are delighted to share our first ever Annual Report. Presented inside are our activities, progress and achievements for the period June 2018 to May 2019.


Among our achievements in 2018-2019, LIBER:

  • Teamed up with the academic community to secure one new copyright exception for Text and Data Mining (TDM) in Europe’s revised Copyright Directive, plus improvements to help libraries with digital preservation and mass digitization.
  • Hosted 440 delegates at our 47th Annual conference in Lille, France and made 13 Conference Fund Awards so that delegates from selected European countries could attend.
  • Represented libraries in six funded projects on topics including altmetrics, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), Open Science training and Open Access.
  • Welcomed 900 people to eight webinars on topics including copyright, RDM, skills and training and measuring impact.
  • Conducted six surveys looking at the FAIRness of repositories and their data, the landscape of Digital Humanities libraries in Europe, Open Science training, Linked Open Data and OA Monographs.

Direct to Full Text Report
24 pages; PDF

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