May 22, 2022

LIBER Webinar Recording: “Innovating The Ways Metrics Are Applied, Responsible Metrics & Measuring Openness”

A video recording of a LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) webinar held yesterday (September 10, 2019) and titled, “Innovating The Ways Metrics Are Applied, Responsible Metrics & Measuring Openness” is now available online and embedded below.

Here’s the Webinar Description:

How can we measure the state of openness of research? Why are responsible research indicators important? What role do institutional managers play in adopting them? Among others, these questions were discussed in this webinar hosted by Charlotte Wien, Head of LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group.

Our speakers were Isabella Peters (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) and Sarah Slowe (University of Kent).

After a brief introduction of the work of LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group by Charlotte Wien, Isabella Peters talked about various approaches that both quantitatively and qualitatively measure the state of openness of research. Her presentation also discussed reasons that may motivate open science assessment frameworks and whether they tackle the concept “openness” appropriately.

Our second speaker, Sarah Slowe, looked at responsible metrics and why management matters. This presentation covered why responsible research indicators are important and the role that institutional managers have in their adoption. She outlined the various approaches being adopted by institutions, including DORA, the Leiden Manifesto and the Metric Tide, and then discussed key information that institutional managers need to consider in using research metrics to inform institutional policy.

Slides from the webinar are available via Zenodo.

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.