LIBER Launches New 2018-2022 Strategy

Publié le 22 novembre 2017, par Thérèse Hameau

Today LIBER is putting its 2018-2022 Strategy — Research Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age — into action.

Three Strategic Directions are at the heart of our Strategy, positioning research libraries as Platforms for Innovative Scholarly Communication, Hubs for Digital Skills & Services and Partners in Research Infrastructure. Activities under each direction will provide direct support to LIBER’s network of 400+ libraries.

  • Research libraries will continue to be represented strongly in the ongoing European copyright reform process ;
  • An annotated library of Data Management Plans will be published ;
  • The state of Digital Humanities in European research libraries will be assessed and published ;
  • Webinars on key Research Data Management topics will provide guidance ;
  • Leadership training will be offered for current and aspiring library directors.

These goals represent just some of the work which will take place in the coming five years, as we work towards a new vision of the research landscape. In 2022, we see the research landscape as one where :

  • Open Access is the predominant form of publishing ;
  • Research Data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) ;
  • Digital Skills underpin a more open and transparent research life cycle ;
  • Research Infrastructure is participatory, tailored and scaled to the needs of the diverse disciplines ;
  • Tomorrow’s cultural heritage is built on today’s information.