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LIBER 2019

In addition, a full archived version of the LIBER 2019 website is available (including the programme as a PDF) and event photos are on Flickr.

Welcome Ceremony


Research for Society - The New World of Public Engagement, Citizen Science, Community and Civic Action, Linda Doyle, Dean of Research, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

In Transition to Open Science – A Perspective from a President's Point of View, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, President, Stockholm University, Sweden

Bits and Votes: The Role of Libraries and Archives in Open Societies, Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Parallel Sessions

1.1 The Scholar's Role in the Future of Academic Library Collections, Danielle Cooper, Ithaka S+R, United States of America

1.2 Durham Residential Research Library, Liz Waller and Judy Burg, Durham University, United Kingdom

1.3 COLLEX Persée Network: Reinventing Collections and Services for Research, Nathalie Fargier, Université de Lyon, France, François Cavalier, Science Po Paris, France, Catherine Desos-Warnier, Bibliothèque nationale universitaire de Strasbourg, France

Lightning talk: Curating for Every Audience: the Library of Trinity College Dublin Exhibition of Political Cartoons, Shane Mawe, Gail McElroy, Laura Shanahan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

2.1 Open Scholarship in Practice: Presentation of a Set of Use Cases Collected on Behalf of Knowledge Exchange, Gwen Franck, Gwen Franck GCV, Belgium

2.2 Making Open Science transparent: the Bibliolabs project, Henri Bretel, Julien Sempéré, Vincent Thébault, Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France

2.3 Is This the Way to Reproducibility? Patricia Herterich, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Rosie Higman, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, The Turing Way, Alan Turing Institute, United Kingdom

3.1 Are we plan-S ready? Level of Compliance at the University of Vienna, Rita Pinhasi, Brigitte Kromp, Guido Blechl, University of Vienna, Austria

3.2 Is the Library Open? Correlating Public Access to Academic Libraries with Open Access Support, Katie Sarah Wilson, Cameron Neylon, Lucy Montgomerty, Chun-Kai Huang, Curtin University, Australia

3.3 Deep Green - Open Access Transformation, Beate Rusch, Julia Alexandra Goltz-Fellgiebel, Zuse Institute Berlin and Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany, Hildegard Schäffler, Bavarian State Library, Germany

3.4 Towards a Knowledge Exchange Roadmap for OA Monographs, Janneke Adema, Coventry University, United Kingdom, Jeroen Sondervan, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Graham Stone and Verena Weigert, JISC, United Kingdom

4.1 Beyond Assisting Digital Humanities Scholars: 5 Years of Researchers in Residence at the National Library of The Netherlands, Martijn Kleppe, Lotte Wilms and Steven Claeyssens, National Library of The Netherlands, The Netherlands

4.2 Students with Autism as Research Partners: Responding to Real World Trends in Society, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Siobhan Dunne, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

4.3 Beyond the Usual Suspects: Building a 21st Century Reading Community in Scotland, Ines Byrne, National Library of Scotland, United Kingdom

Lightning talk: Dementia and Memory Institutions, Nick Barratt, Senate House Library, United Kingdom

5.1 Open Knowledge Maps: a Visual Interface to the World's Scientific Knowledge, Peter Kraker, Open Knowledge Maps, Austria, Najmeh Shaghaei, University Library of Southern Denmark, Denmark

5.2 NAISC: A Linked Data Interlinking Framework for Information Professionals, Lucy McKenna, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, ADAPT Centre Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

5.3 Mining for Europe, Alex Fenlon, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; (presented by John Dowd, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)

6.1 Curating the Dynamic: Future Challenges of a Shifting Landscape, Ronan O'Beirne, Solent University, United Kingdom.

6.2 Beyond Compliance: Helping Authors Reach a Broader Range of Audiences with Simpler Expressions of Their Work, Scott Taylor, The University of Manchester Library, United Kingdom.

6.3 Supporting Researchers on Open Science from Building a Research Project to its End, Romain Féret and Marie Cros, Lille University, France

6.4 Evidence Based Practice in Research and Academic Libraries: an Applied Approach, Claire Thorpe and Alisa Howlett, University of South Queensland, Australia

7.1 Consequences of Sweden Cancelling Elsevier, Lisa Olsson, Stockholm University and National Library of Sweden, Sweden, Camila Hertil Lindelöw, National Library of Sweden, Sweden, Frida Jakobsson, Karolinska Institutet University Library, Sweden, Lovisa Österlund, Linköping University Library, Sweden

7.2 The Impact of Springer Compact Agreements on OA Transformation from a Data Analysis Perspective, Dirk Pieper, Bielefeld University, Germany

7.3 The Open Library of Humanities: a Sustainable Scholar-led Model for OA without Publication Fees, Paula Clemente Vega, Open Library of Humanities, United Kingdom

7.4 How can Research Libraries Deal with Predatory Publishing? Jasmin Schmitz, ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences, Germany

8.1 The Social Mission of 21st Century Research Libraries: Building Data Literate Communities, Sheila Mary Corrall, University of Pittsburg, United States of America

8.2 Enriching Europeana: the Crowdsourcing Platform of the European Library, Hui Ting Chung, Austrian National Library, Austria

8.3 #Protest: Info-Activism, Archive Literacy and Digital Learning, Dr Barry Houlihan, NUI Galway, Ireland

8.4 Open Data for the Crowd: an Account of Citizen Science at the ETH Library, Stefan Wiederkehr, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

8.5 Crowdsourcing at the Austrian National Library, Paul David Sommersguter, Austrian National Library, Austria

9.1 Access to Collections: an Essential Part of Research Collaborations, Alex Fenlon, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

9.2 Clear and Consistent: Copyright Assessment Framework for Libraries, Fred Saunderson, National Library of Scotland, United Kingdom, Dafydd Tudur, National Library of Wales, United Kingdom

9.3 Networking with Networks: What is the Landscape for Digital Preservation Communities like? Thomas Bähr and Michelle Lindlar, TIB Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology University Library, Germany, Sabine Schrimpf, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Germany, Stefan Strathmann, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Germany, Monika Zarnitz, ZBW Leibniz-Information Center for Economics, Germany

10.1 Closing the skills gap: Basics of Research Data Management course at the University of Turku, Jukka Tapio Rantasaari and Heli Kristiina Kokkinen, University of Turku, Finland

10.2 Joint European Project to Enhance Collaboration: Promoting Research Data management and Open Science within technical fields, Katja Fält and Susanna Nykyri, Tampere University Library, Finland, Robert Strötgent, Technische Universität Braunschweig, University Library, Germany

10.3 Towards a Community-Endorsed Data Steward Profession for Supporting Research, Mijke Jetten and Inge Slouwerhof, Radboud University Library, The Netherlands, Salome Scholtens and Marije van der Geest, UMCG, The Netherlands, Cecilia van Gelder, DTL, The Netherlands, Nelly Anbeek, Radboud UMC, The Netherlands, Mirjam Brullemans, UMCU, The Netherlands

11.1 Sale and Disposal of Collections: Evidence-Based Decision Making and Professional Choices, Kate Kelly and Mary O'Doherty, RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland

11.2 Measuring the Impact of Special Collections and Archives in the Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges, Christina Kamposiori, Research Libraries UK, United Kingdom

11.3 Securing the Future of Collections at Senate House Library: Data-driven, Collaborative Appraisal and Accessioning for Financially Sustainable Special Collections and Archives, Caroline Kimbell, University of London, United Kingdom

11.4 Open Science in Practice: Implementing Open Science Activity in Research Organizations, Paul Ayris, UCL, United Kingdom

12.1 University Journals: Consolidating Institutional Repositories in a Free Open Access Publication Platform, Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer, University of Amsterdam and Leiden University Libraries, The Netherlands, Eva Méndez Rodríguez, Library and Information Sciences Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Jeroen Sondervan, Utrecht University Library, The Netherlands, Peter van Laarhoven, University of Groningen Library, The Netherlands, Frans Oort, Research Advisory Committee, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

12.2 DCU Press: Vision to Reality, Ellen Breen, Dublin City University, Ireland

12.3 Opening up the Library: Transforming our Structures, Policies and Practices. Joanna Ball, Roskilde University Library, Roskilde, Denmark, Graham Stone, Jisc Collections, United Kingdom, University of York Library, United Kingdom

12.4 No deal! Sweden Cancelled Agreement with Elsevier to Stand Up for Open Science, Göran Hamrin and Cecilia Heyman-Widmark, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

13.1 RI2A – Towards a Responsible Institute Impact Assessment, Gustaf Nelhans, University of Borås, Denmark, Evgenios Vlachos and Maéva Vignes, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

13.2 How does Our Research Influence Policy on Global Societal Changes? A Bibliometric Proof of Concept Targeting the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, Maurice Vanderfeesten, René Otten, Joeri Both,Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Felix Schmidt, Eike Spielberg, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Lars Kullman, University of Gothenburg, Denmark, Jaqui Farar,, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

13.3 Beyond Authorship, Recognising Contributions: the Value of CRedIT (contributor role taxonomy), Liz Allen, F1000, United Kingdom

13.4 Research Libraries: an Incubator for Science Communication, Public Engagement and Literacy Skills, Heather Cunningham, University of Toronto Libraries Libraries, Canada

14.1 A Bibliometric study of the Literature of Open Science & Open Access, Giannis Tsakonas, Library & Information Center, University of Patras, Greece, Sergios Lenis, University of Patras, Greece, Moses Boudourides, School of Professional Studies; The Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Lab, Northwestern University, USA

14.2 Building and Funding Bibliodiversity: 1 Year After the Launchof the French Open Science Plan, Jean-François Lutz, Université de Lorraine, France, Jacques Lafait, Sorbonne Université, France

14.3 Open Science and the Data Stewardship Programme at Delft University of Technology, Esther Plomp, Marta Teperek, Yasemin Turkyilmaz-van der Velden, Anke Versteeg, TU Delft, The Netherlands


  1. Cost Calculator: a Tool for your DMP, Antoine Masson, EPFL Library, Lausanne Switzerland
  2. How to Promote the Open-Access Transformation at the National Level, Alexandra Jobmann, University Library Bielefeld, Germany
  3. An Evidence-Based Approach to Supporting Library Staff Scholarly Communication Competencies, James E. Murphy and Christie Hurrell, University of Calgary, Canada
  4. ADBU Study of European Indicators, Grégor Blot-Julienne, ADBU, France
  5. The GO FAIR Initiative: An Open and Inclusive Eco-System for FAIR Pioneers, Ines Drefs and Anja Busch, GO FAIR International Support & Coordination Office, Germany
  6. Finders, Keepers: Excavating Our Legacy Collections, Christoph Schmidt-Supprian, Margaret Flood, Peter Dudley, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland
  7. More than a Feeling: Insights and Information from a Sentiment Analysis Study, Leonidas Papachristopoulos, Hellenic Open University Distance Library and Information Center, Greece, Giannis Tsakonas, Library & Information Center, University of Patras, Greece
  8. Fostering Improved Training Tools for RRI & Open Science, Pedro Principe and Antónia Correia, University of Minho, Portugal, Helen Briken, Georg-August-University Göttingen State and University Library; Germany, Nancy Pontika, Open University, United Kingdom
  9. Croatian Academic and Research Libraries Consortium e-resources Collection Development in the National and University Library in Zagreb, 2016 – 2018, Alisa Martek, and Sonja Borak, National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia
  10. The SSHOC Project: Creating a European Open Cloud Ecosystem for Social Sciences and Humanities, Vasso Kalaitzi, LIBER, The Netherlands, Marieke Willems, Trust-IT Services Ltd, United Kingdom
  11. HAL: the Common Open Archive, Closer to the Users, Christine Berthaud, CNRS, France
  12. Fostering Open Science Practices Through OpenUP: the Role of Project Work in Open Science Policy Implementation, Vilte Banelytė, Vilius Stančiauskas, PPMI, Lithuania, Edit Gorogh, University of Göttingen, Germany
  13. Exploring Selective Web Archives via Network Analysis: An Irish Case Study, Derek Greene, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland, Maria Ryan, National Library of Ireland, Ireland
  14. Monitoring Open Access at National Level: French Case Study, Eric Jeangirard, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France
  15. Open Source Software as Integral Part: Options for Research Libraries with Respect to Their Open Science Policy, Timo Borst, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics, Germany
  16. Digital Humanities in European Research Libraries – a Survey, Lotte Wilms, National Library of The Netherlands, The Netherlands, Andreas Degkwitz, Humboldt University Library, Germany, Caleb Derven, Limerick University Library, Ireland, Liam O'Dwyer, Dublin City University Library, Ireland, Kirsty Lingstadt, University of Edinburgh Library, Scotland, United Kingdom, Demmy Verbeke, KU Leven Libraries, Belgium
  17. From Duchamp to Drake: Teaching University Students about Attribution, Copyright and Plagiarism in the Creative Arts, Joanna Elizabeth Hare, Duke Kunshan University, China
  18. Preprints - Opportunity or Challenge? Juliane Kant, German Research Foundation, Germany
  19. Promoting Open Science and Open licences with fun! Marie Latour, University of French Guiana, France